Church World Service

The information on this page was last updated 6/30/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


We have one goal: building a world where there is enough for all.

After seven decades moving towards this goal, CWS has the faith and experience to know it's possible. Working around the world, we've seen gardens flourishing in barren land. Migrants and refugees finding home even after every door has been closed. Houses standing strong against nature's worst disasters. That's the power of your compassion at work when it links to human resilience.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Church World Service
PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515


Phone: (800) 297-1516

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 134080201

CEO/President: Richard L. Santos

Chairman: Patricia E. de Jong

Board size: 16

Founder: Seventeen denominations

Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Hunger and Poverty: No child should die from malnutrition, especially when there are long-term solutions ready to take root in each community.

Displacement: More and more families flee home because of climate and violence. But there are fewer places to go. We're leading the charge in strategy and welcome.

Disaster: Preparation, relief and recovery: our disaster response means committing to communities before - and long after - an emergency hits.

Mission statement

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating158 of 109717 of 84
Fund acquisition rating399 of 109932 of 84
Resource allocation rating370 of 109929 of 84
Asset utilization rating134 of 109716 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$29,433,291$11,567,133$10,479,648$11,416,924$13,189,473
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$32,838,175$15,566,486$15,429,640$15,638,440$16,101,803
Long-term investments$16,609,730$17,822,218$14,193,523$13,499,383$12,769,962
Fixed assets$801,948$29,823$34,768$18,894$96,781
Other long-term assets$874,501$1,335,441$1,150,796$1,123,187$1,112,479
Total long-term assets$18,286,179$19,187,482$15,379,087$14,641,464$13,979,222
Total assets$51,124,354$34,753,968$30,808,727$30,279,904$30,081,025
Payables and accrued expenses$22,086,775$6,793,875$4,642,185$5,556,354$6,685,873
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$22,086,775$6,793,875$4,642,185$5,556,354$6,685,873
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,021,428$2,761,618$3,439,120$3,374,710$4,050,258
Total long-term liabilities$3,021,428$3,126,847$5,426,659$4,658,751$5,951,907
Total liabilities$25,108,203$9,920,722$10,068,844$10,215,105$12,637,780
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$11,998,305$11,614,284$8,190,392$8,099,738$5,750,378
With donor restrictions$14,017,846$13,218,962$12,549,491$11,965,061$11,692,867
Net assets$26,016,151$24,833,246$20,739,883$20,064,799$17,443,245
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$149,191,777$64,361,484$69,132,088$72,239,249$63,241,414
Program service revenue$1,734,603$1,869,343$2,509,851$2,204,738$2,071,259
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$272,096$216,359$208,903$199,065$159,133
Other revenue$931,308$1,853,765$2,113,493$1,497,134$654,364
Total other revenue$2,938,007$3,939,467$4,832,247$3,900,937$2,884,756
Total revenue$152,129,784$68,300,951$73,964,335$76,140,186$66,126,170
Program services$133,758,667$57,873,079$64,852,099$65,455,493$58,095,570
Management and general$9,022,824$3,981,680$3,558,652$3,507,357$3,130,086
Total expenses$149,003,159$67,151,733$73,709,463$74,178,315$65,527,734
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Surplus (deficit)$3,126,625$1,149,218$254,872$1,961,871$598,436
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,126,625$1,149,218$254,872$1,961,871$598,436


Santos Richard LCEO & President$381,569
McCullough Rev John LCEO Emeritus$213,179
Kekic ErolSVP of Program$212,373
Tauras ThomasAfrica Regional Respresentative$209,715
Bloem Maurice AChief Sustainability & Impact Officer$194,897
Rendall JoanneCFO$182,703
Mutterbaugh ScottRsc Africa$178,098

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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Church World Service was born in the wake of the devastation of World War II. Seventeen Christian denominations came together "to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone."

In our early days, the CWS family mobilized more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing and medical supplies for war-torn Europe and Asia. In the United States, we began to welcome refugees who were looking to start new lives in safety, resettling more than 100,000 refugees in our first 10 years.

Over the decades, the specifics of our programs have shifted and evolved. The CWS family has grown. And our foundation of collaboration and welcome has remained unshakable. We proudly serve as the toolbox that our neighbors near and far use to build healthy, dignified and safe lives.


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