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World Relief

Overcoming violence, poverty and injustice through love in action.

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four stars

91.20

7 East Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (800) 535-5433   Web Site
EIN: 23-6393344

Board Leadership
Steve Moore
Chairperson

CEO
Tim Breene
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.20 four stars
  Financial 87.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In the aftermath of WWII, World Relief (as originated within the National Association of Evangelicals) began serving those displaced by war and violence. Our expertise gained in over 70 years of aid and development work gives us the ability to not only meet the immediate needs of the vulnerable, but implement programs that lead to sustainable growth and development, transforming once vulnerable regions into thriving communities.

With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

In the aftermath of WWII, World Relief (as originated within the National Association of Evangelicals) began serving those displaced by war and violence. Our expertise gained in over 70 years of aid and development work gives us the ability to not only meet the immediate needs of the vulnerable, but implement programs that lead to sustainable growth and development, transforming once vulnerable regions into thriving communities.

With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
5,000,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Relief (MD) 91.20 four stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 94.74 four stars
Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) (MN) 95.33 four stars
PATH (WA) 89.08 three stars
ADRA International (MD) 88.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,249,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $448,992
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,063,380
Total Contributions $73,762,095
   Program Service Revenue $2,773,543
Total Primary Revenue $76,535,638
   Other Revenue $1,642,380
TOTAL REVENUE $78,178,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $63,888,300
   Administrative Expenses $8,066,719
   Fundraising Expenses $4,796,226
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $76,751,245
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,426,773
   
Net Assets $18,378,829

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
Refugee Assistance $31,800,838 49.8%
Services for Immigrants $6,665,609 10.4%
Health and Nutrition $6,234,335 9.8%

Ratings History
World Relief has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 91.20 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 89.76 three stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 90.75 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.47 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 85.30 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 87.07 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 87.23 three stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 89.58 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 07/01/2010 76.31 two stars
2008-09 07/01/2009 81.79 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 89.68 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 93.46 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 93.48 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 75.00 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 73.21 two stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 82.88 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 93.06 four stars

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

EIN 23-6393344
Name in IRS Master File WORLD RELIEF CORP OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (911) Foreign organization
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 November, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,251 0.20% Tim Breene CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$83,239 0.10% Scott Arbeiter President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Relief (MD) 91.20 four stars
World Education (MA) 87.25 three stars
ADRA International (MD) 88.57 three stars
United Methodist Committee on Relief (GA) 89.86 three stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 91.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Relief
7 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (800) 535-5433
fax: (443) 451-1975
EIN: 23-6393344

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Board Leadership

Steve Moore
Chairperson

CEO

Tim Breene
Chief Executive Officer

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