Mennonite Central Committee

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Summary

MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God's love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace.

In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches.

As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do. When responding to disasters we work with local groups to distribute resources in ways that minimize conflict. In our development work we plan with community and church groups to make sure the projects meet their needs. And we advocate for policies that will lead to a more peaceful world.


Contact information

Mailing address:
MCC U.S.
21 South 12th St.
P.O. Box 500
Akron, PA 17501-0500

Website: mcc.org

Phone: (888) 563-4676

Email: mailbox@mcc.org


Organization details

EIN: 236002702

CEO/President: Ann Graber Hershberger

Chairman: Gilberto Perez

Board size: 14

Founder:

Ruling year: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

In 2020, we celebrated the centennial of our ministry. As we enter a second century of service, we reaffirm our Christ-led commitment to compassionately serve and learn from vulnerable people around the world. We continue to answer God's call, focusing our work in three strategic areas of service.

1 - Increasing the capacity of our partners to help uprooted and vulnerable people

2 - Increasing peacebuilding and justice work

3 - Caring for God's creation and supporting communities harmed by climate change


Mission statement

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.


Statement of faith

MCC is part of the larger mission of the church and embraces the "Shared Convictions" of global Anabaptists,* inspired by Anabaptists of the 16th century who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ.

By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:

God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship, service and witness.

Jesus is the Son of God. Through his life and teachings, his cross and resurrection, he showed us how to be faithful disciples, redeemed the world, and offers eternal life.

As a church, we are a community of those whom God's Spirit calls to turn from sin, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith, and follow Christ in life.

As a faith community, we accept the Bible as our authority for faith and life, interpreting it together under Holy Spirit guidance, in the light of Jesus Christ to discern God's will for our obedience.

The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice and share our possessions with those in need.

We gather regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord's Supper, and to hear the Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.

As a world-wide community of faith and life we transcend boundaries of nationality, race, class, gender and language. We seek to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God's grace by serving others, caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ's return and the final fulfillment of God's kingdom.

*As adopted by Mennonite World Conference General Council, March 2006.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating864 of 103161 of 85
Fund acquisition rating646 of 103355 of 85
Resource allocation rating731 of 103362 of 85
Asset utilization rating802 of 103159 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%8%6%7%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%7%6%6%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%90%90%92%89%94%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%7%7%7%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%10%10%8%11%6%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%80%82%82%83%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%96%106%87%93%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%77%87%72%77%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%4%-6%13%7%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%3%-5%10%5%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%12%11%11%11%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.500.710.750.680.700.71
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.141.141.141.171.21
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.220.810.850.780.820.86
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5915.9912.8414.7513.8114.04
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.060.080.070.070.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.5313.9512.9714.4213.5012.91
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%6%7%6%6%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
52%134%124%138%133%132%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$9,026,036$7,609,914$5,269,658$5,232,314$4,240,024
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,656,562$6,373,480$5,962,724$5,411,619$4,164,910
Short-term investments$26,307,070$29,091,018$33,238,997$28,150,165$27,044,471
Other current assets$0$371,952$378,327$370,085$356,798
Total current assets$43,989,668$43,446,364$44,849,706$39,164,183$35,806,203
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,944,667$5,990,066$6,451,588$6,780,343$7,542,743
Other long-term assets$341,990$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,286,657$5,990,066$6,451,588$6,780,343$7,542,743
Total assets$50,276,325$49,436,430$51,301,294$45,944,526$43,348,946
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$2,749,862$3,346,656$3,015,472$2,829,391$2,516,262
Other current liabilities$1,500$36,835$25,513$6,590$33,628
Total current liabilities$2,751,362$3,383,491$3,040,985$2,835,981$2,549,890
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$78,896$90,109$107,773$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$78,896$90,109$107,773$0$0
Total liabilities$2,830,258$3,473,600$3,148,758$2,835,981$2,549,890
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$43,531,845$40,688,254$42,777,278$37,877,332$35,743,166
With donor restrictions$3,914,222$5,274,576$5,375,258$5,231,213$5,055,890
Net assets$47,446,067$45,962,830$48,152,536$43,108,545$40,799,056
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$33,270,665$31,511,660$36,702,218$30,814,564$32,968,766
Program service revenue$4,728,534$2,412,010$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($1,049,403)$948,267$1,358,280$1,455,538$409,391
Other revenue$0$0$1,777,859$2,340,941$1,765,235
Total other revenue$3,679,131$3,360,277$3,136,139$3,796,479$2,174,626
Total revenue$36,949,796$34,871,937$39,838,357$34,611,043$35,143,392
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$28,440,947$30,474,212$28,605,172$26,746,278$24,179,790
Management and general$4,359,988$4,173,412$3,869,278$3,414,333$5,165,723
Fundraising$2,665,624$2,414,019$2,319,916$2,140,943$1,559,020
Total expenses$35,466,559$37,061,643$34,794,366$32,301,554$30,904,533
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,483,237($2,189,706)$5,043,991$2,309,489$4,238,859
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,483,237($2,189,706)$5,043,991$2,309,489$4,238,859

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History

MCC held its first official meeting on September 27, 1920. On July 27 of that year 13 church leaders had met in Elkhart, Ind. to talk about how North American Mennonites could respond to the needs of hungry people in the former Soviet Union. MCC's name is a reflection of this coming together of different church groups into one "central" committee. Today MCC is supported by 15 different Mennonite groups and the Brethren in Christ as the relief, development and service arm of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in Canada and the United States.

MCC operates at both a provincial and national level in Canada. MCC Canada was founded in 1963. There are five provincial MCCs: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. They are independently incorporated, with their own boards of directors, and carry the program and fundraising responsibilities in their province. Operations in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are the responsibility of the national office. In the United States, MCC operates at the national and regional levels: East Coast, Great Lakes, Central States, and West Coast.


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