Mennonite Central Committee

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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:
21 South 12th St.
P.O. Box 500
Akron, PA 17501-0500


Phone: (888) 563-4676


Organization details

EIN: 236002702

CEO/President: Ann Graber Hershberger

Chairman: Gwen White

Board size: 14


Ruling year: 1942

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


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 rating845 of 102262 of 85
Fund acquisition rating638 of 102455 of 85
Resource allocation rating695 of 102461 of 85
Asset utilization rating796 of 102261 of 85

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/1/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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.

Program accomplishments

  • MMC worked with local Chadian refugees by supplying food, relief kits, blankets, powdered milk for children and much more.
  • MMC is funding an AIDS education and prevention program for Honduran gang members. With support from MCC, Peace and Justice Project, a Honduran Mennonite organization, is training 10 young church members to reach out to gang members by holding workshops on HIV/AIDS prevention. The organization plans to reach 150 gang members in the Honduran state of Atlantida over 18 months.
  • MCC works works through Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) to bring volunteers to Kentucky and West Virginia to repair homes and learn about the culture and history of the region.
  • With training from MCC, concerned citizens in Burundi formed a group of peacemakers called a "peace committee" to help diffuse tensions between militants and betweens frightened communities. MCC also helped form Ministry of Peace and Reconciliation Under the Cross (MIPAREC), and Evangelical Friends organization, which trained many peace committees in Burundi. Through MIPAREC, MCC is supporting 12 Burundian peace committees that are building schools, feeding and sheltering orphans and widows, and serving as conflict mediators in their communities.