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Catholic Relief Services

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83.94

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

Board Leadership
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
Chair

CEO
Sean Callahan
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.94
  Financial 77.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.8%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 83.94
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 93.91
Common Hope (MN) 91.40
KinderUSA (TX) 92.13
Preemptive Love Coalition (TX) 89.32

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $466,589,197
   Federated Campaigns $2,446,715
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $943,056
   Related Organizations $12,902,620
   Government Grants $453,988,287
Total Contributions $936,869,875
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $936,869,875
   Other Revenue $-13,869,673
TOTAL REVENUE $923,000,202
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $872,261,772
   Administrative Expenses $36,685,383
   Fundraising Expenses $36,359,550
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $945,306,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-22,306,503
   
Net Assets $163,277,487

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 $368,300,930 42.2%
Health and Social Services $281,115,028 32.2%
Agriculture $86,729,111 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 83.94
2018-09 03/01/2021 88.68
2017-09 04/01/2019 90.91
2016-09 06/01/2017 90.91
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.18
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.94
 
CN 2.0
2013-09 05/01/2015 81.66
2013-09 05/01/2015 81.66
2012-09 09/01/2013 81.72
2011-09 07/01/2012 93.25
2011-09 06/01/2012 90.96

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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$470,173 0.04% Sean Callahan President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 83.94
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Ezra International (FL) 94.23
Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (TX) 91.16
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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. Frank J. Caggiano
Chair

CEO

Sean Callahan
President and CEO

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