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Catholic Relief Services

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four stars

90.91

228 West Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (877) 435-7277   Web Site
EIN: 13-5563422

Board Leadership
Most Rev. Gregory J. Mansour
Chair

CEO
Sean Callahan
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering of the world.

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering of the world.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Relief Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Relief Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Catholic Relief Services (MD) 90.91 four stars
Dining for Women (SC) 85.16 three stars
Fund for Armenian Relief (NY) 89.39 three stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 90.25 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $337,562,733
   Federated Campaigns $2,338,560
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $892,549
   Related Organizations $13,992,947
   Government Grants $559,517,089
Total Contributions $914,303,878
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $914,303,878
   Other Revenue $5,324,753
TOTAL REVENUE $919,628,631
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $913,788,030
   Administrative Expenses $26,297,536
   Fundraising Expenses $30,499,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $970,585,318
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-50,956,687
   
Net Assets $166,867,251

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
Emergency $442,461,696 48.4%
Agriculture $178,240,738 19.5%
Health $165,185,700 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 06/01/2017 90.91 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.18 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-09 05/01/2015 81.66 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 81.66 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 81.72 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 93.25 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 90.96 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 13-5563422
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISH
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (928) 4947(a)(2) trust
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (religious organization)
Fiscal Year End December

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$417,723 0.04% Carolyn Y. Woo President

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Catholic Relief Services (MD) 90.91 four stars
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Water For People (CO) 92.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic Relief Services
228 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (877) 435-7277
EIN: 13-5563422

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Board Leadership

Most Rev. Gregory J. Mansour
Chair

CEO

Sean Callahan
President and CEO

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