International : Development and Relief Services

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 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $417,710,492
   Federated Campaigns $2,549,224
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $891,578
   Related Organizations $14,537,523
   Government Grants $540,635,932
Total Contributions $976,324,749
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $976,324,749
   Other Revenue $23,508,257
TOTAL REVENUE $999,833,006
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $916,870,939
   Administrative Expenses $31,631,407
   Fundraising Expenses $31,278,363
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $979,780,709
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,052,297
   
Net Assets $187,847,687

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$417,779 0.04% Carolyn Y. Woo President
Other Salaries of Note
$260,609 0.02% Sean Callahan President

Mission

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.

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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