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World Relief

Together, we're tackling the world's greatest problems. In a world of quick fixes we're fighting for lasting change.

three stars

85.36

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 85.36 three stars
  Financial 79.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world's greatest problems - disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. We partner with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world's greatest problems - disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. We partner with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

Financial

two stars

79.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.4%
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) 85.36 three stars
Aga Khan Foundation, USA (DC) 95.68 four stars
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 95.33 four stars
Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) (MN) 96.46 four stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (VA) 91.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,181,233
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $494,609
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,995,049
Total Contributions $55,670,891
   Program Service Revenue $2,681,306
Total Primary Revenue $58,352,197
   Other Revenue $1,162,425
TOTAL REVENUE $59,514,622
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,034,481
   Administrative Expenses $6,197,125
   Fundraising Expenses $4,463,051
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,694,657
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,180,035
   
Net Assets $14,216,526

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 $23,326,998 45.7%
Health and Nutrition $7,396,406 14.5%
Agriculture Programs $3,895,721 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 85.36 three stars
2018-09 12/20/2019 86.93 three stars
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

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
$157,749 0.25% Tim Breene CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Relief (MD) 85.36 three stars
Global Communities (MD) 85.27 three stars
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 95.33 four stars
Orbis International (NY) 93.98 four stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.25 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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