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International : Development and Relief Services

World Help

Help for today. . .hope for tomorrow

82.60

1148 Corporate Park Drive Forest, VA 24551
tel: (800) 541-6691   Web Site
EIN: 54-1615454

Board Leadership
Lester Taylor
Chairman

CEO
Noel Yeats
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.60
  Financial 76.42
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization that exists to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. We promise to meet people's physical needs by providing humanitarian, medical and educational assistance and ensuring access to clean water to as many communities as possible. We promise to meet people's spiritual needs by providing Bibles and establishing churches. We provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.

Founded in 1991, World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization that exists to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. We promise to meet people's physical needs by providing humanitarian, medical and educational assistance and ensuring access to clean water to as many communities as possible. We promise to meet people's spiritual needs by providing Bibles and establishing churches. We provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.

Financial

76.42

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Help on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Help on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Help (VA) 82.60
Mano a Mano International (MN) 95.23
Common Hope (MN) 91.40
DKT International (DC) 94.28
Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 95.50

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,474,413
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,498,817
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,320,998
Total Contributions $33,294,228
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $33,294,228
   Other Revenue $-273,509
TOTAL REVENUE $33,020,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,538,465
   Administrative Expenses $2,672,770
   Fundraising Expenses $2,829,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,040,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $980,361
   
Net Assets $1,972,809

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Humanitarian Assistance $17,804,453 67.1%
International Programs $7,954,505 30.0%
Outreach Ministries $779,507 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 09/01/2021 82.60
2019-03 04/01/2020 85.65
2017-12 12/21/2018 88.43
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.57
2015-12 12/21/2016 88.46
2015-12 12/01/2016 86.08
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.29
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.84
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.59
2012-12 09/18/2014 89.57
2011-12 11/30/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, November 30, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for World Help on September 8, 2014 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since November 2012) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • World Help terminated their partnership with the independent consultant who overvalued the organization's gifts-in-kind revenue by $250-million over the span of three years. 
  • World Help thereafter revised its financial statements and IRS Forms 990 for the years impacted (FY 2009, 2010 and 2011).
  • World Help has adopted a new system for determining valuations for pharmaceutical donations that does not depend solely on outside consultants or solely on the Redbook. World Help has implemented a new, detailed process for valuing both pharmaceutical donations and other gift-in-kind donations.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On November 29, 2012, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that World Help “originally reported on its 2011 tax forms that it received $239-million in revenue in 2011, 95 percent from noncash donations.” But the charity then revised its total to “$104.1-million:$12.2-million in cash and $92-million in noncash donations” after “a Chronicle examination of World Help’s tax forms… identified roughly $350-million in gifts over three years from groups that said they had never made those donations.” For more information, please see the article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • On December 3, 2012, the charity notified us that it had posted information on its site about this issue. Please visit World Help's website to view their statement.
  • On December 10, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that World Help is blaming its former consultant, Clifford Feldman, “for the fact that World Help has had to lower its revenues for the past three years by $250-million in reported donations of medicines, food, and hospital supplies.” Please see the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s article for more information. 
  • On April 26, 2013, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that “World Help…now says its revenues were only 7 percent of what it previously reported to the Internal Revenue Service.” The article goes on to say “World Help grew rapidly in recent years thanks to donated medicines. The organization said its revenues totaled $239-million in the informational tax return it filed for 2011. But in its latest audited financial statement, World Help says the accurate figure is much smaller—just $17-million.” For more information, please see The Chronicle of Philanthropy article.
2011-12 11/06/2012 94.54
2010-12 06/01/2012 92.12
2010-12 11/01/2011 90.48
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.25
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 92.16
2008-12 12/01/2009 91.54
2007-12 10/01/2008 91.56
2006-12 08/01/2007 91.30
2005-12 09/01/2006 84.44

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1615454
Name in IRS Master File WORLD HELP
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,203 0.56% Noel Yeatts President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Help (VA) 82.60
Anera (DC) 92.92
Touch Foundation (NY) 92.46
Armenian General Benevolent Union (NY) 92.68
Humanity First USA (MD) 86.10

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Charity Contact Info

World Help
1148 Corporate Park Drive
Forest, VA 24551
tel: (800) 541-6691
fax: (434) 525-4727
EIN: 54-1615454

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 501
Forest, VA 24551

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Board Leadership

Lester Taylor
Chairman

CEO

Noel Yeats
President, CEO

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