Church World Service

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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: 15

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 rating276 of 107730 of 82
Fund acquisition rating677 of 107853 of 82
Resource allocation rating346 of 107832 of 82
Asset utilization rating148 of 107717 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,479,648$11,416,924$13,189,473$14,508,549$21,025,454
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,429,640$15,638,440$16,101,803$16,875,773$21,796,276
Long-term investments$14,193,523$13,499,383$12,769,962$11,900,775$10,775,455
Fixed assets$34,768$18,894$96,781$86,638$93,125
Other long-term assets$1,150,796$1,123,187$1,112,479$2,800,055$3,170,966
Total long-term assets$15,379,087$14,641,464$13,979,222$14,787,468$14,039,546
Total assets$30,808,727$30,279,904$30,081,025$31,663,241$35,835,822
Payables and accrued expenses$4,642,185$5,556,354$6,685,873$7,538,171$12,566,525
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,642,185$5,556,354$6,685,873$7,538,171$12,566,525
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,439,120$3,374,710$4,050,258$5,455,392$6,188,822
Total long-term liabilities$5,426,659$4,658,751$5,951,907$7,952,004$9,258,949
Total liabilities$10,068,844$10,215,105$12,637,780$15,490,175$21,825,474
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,190,392$8,099,738$5,750,378$3,851,447$741,320
With donor restrictions$12,549,491$11,965,061$11,692,867$12,321,619$13,269,028
Net assets$20,739,883$20,064,799$17,443,245$16,173,066$14,010,348
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Total contributions$69,132,088$72,239,249$63,241,414$93,044,199$85,945,787
Program service revenue$2,509,851$2,204,738$2,071,259$1,955,296$1,553,134
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$208,903$199,065$159,133$139,814$144,029
Other revenue$2,113,493$1,497,134$654,364$637,021$812,577
Total other revenue$4,832,247$3,900,937$2,884,756$2,732,131$2,509,740
Total revenue$73,964,335$76,140,186$66,126,170$95,776,330$88,455,527
Program services$64,852,099$65,455,493$58,095,570$86,473,705$76,232,906
Management and general$3,558,652$3,507,357$3,130,086$3,414,109$3,316,701
Total expenses$73,709,463$74,178,315$65,527,734$94,411,147$84,011,862
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$254,872$1,961,871$598,436$1,365,183$4,443,665
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$254,872$1,961,871$598,436$1,365,183$4,443,665


McCullough John LPresident & CEO$373,825
Kekic ErolImmigration and Refugee Program$196,112
Bloem Maurice AExecutive Vice President$189,539
Tauras ThomasAfrica Regional Representative$173,897
Rendall JoanneCFO$171,715
Brauer Keith VPChief Human Resources Officer$168,390
Miller CarleenVP, Culture and Global Operations$160,888

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/15/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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