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 rating116 of 111014 of 88
Fund acquisition rating243 of 111121 of 88
Resource allocation rating460 of 111135 of 88
Asset utilization rating84 of 111014 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$33,338,164$29,433,291$11,567,133$10,479,648$11,416,924
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$38,526,642$32,838,175$15,566,486$15,429,640$15,638,440
Long-term investments$17,916,166$16,609,730$17,822,218$14,193,523$13,499,383
Fixed assets$866,623$801,948$29,823$34,768$18,894
Other long-term assets$8,289,796$874,501$1,335,441$1,150,796$1,123,187
Total long-term assets$27,072,585$18,286,179$19,187,482$15,379,087$14,641,464
Total assets$65,599,227$51,124,354$34,753,968$30,808,727$30,279,904
Payables and accrued expenses$22,549,820$22,086,775$6,793,875$4,642,185$5,556,354
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$22,549,820$22,086,775$6,793,875$4,642,185$5,556,354
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$15,592,456$3,021,428$2,761,618$3,439,120$3,374,710
Total long-term liabilities$15,592,456$3,021,428$3,126,847$5,426,659$4,658,751
Total liabilities$38,142,276$25,108,203$9,920,722$10,068,844$10,215,105
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$12,820,117$11,998,305$11,614,284$8,190,392$8,099,738
With donor restrictions$14,636,834$14,017,846$13,218,962$12,549,491$11,965,061
Net assets$27,456,951$26,016,151$24,833,246$20,739,883$20,064,799
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$216,675,022$149,191,777$64,361,484$69,132,088$72,239,249
Program service revenue$1,060,951$1,734,603$1,869,343$2,509,851$2,204,738
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$315,525$272,096$216,359$208,903$199,065
Other revenue$526,414$931,308$1,853,765$2,113,493$1,497,134
Total other revenue$1,902,890$2,938,007$3,939,467$4,832,247$3,900,937
Total revenue$218,577,912$152,129,784$68,300,951$73,964,335$76,140,186
Program services$190,849,341$133,758,667$57,873,079$64,852,099$65,455,493
Management and general$21,258,479$9,022,824$3,981,680$3,558,652$3,507,357
Total expenses$218,369,959$149,003,159$67,151,733$73,709,463$74,178,315
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Surplus (deficit)$207,953$3,126,625$1,149,218$254,872$1,961,871
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$207,953$3,126,625$1,149,218$254,872$1,961,871


Santos Richard LCEO & President$384,968
Kekic ErolSVP of Program$245,486
Rendall JoanneCFO$219,288
Tauras ThomasAfrica Regional Representa$217,132
Mutterbaugh ScottRsc Africa Director$206,091
Bloem Maurice AChief Sustainability & Impact Officer$204,787
Rehberg KatherineVP of Program$198,368

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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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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