Church World Service

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Summary

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

Website: cwsglobal.org

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:


Purpose

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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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating343 of 102234 of 84
Fund acquisition rating658 of 102555 of 85
Resource allocation rating422 of 102532 of 85
Asset utilization rating185 of 102219 of 84

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%7%7%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%7%7%7%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%93%95%96%97%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%7%7%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%7%5%4%3%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%88%88%89%92%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%100%97%99%99%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%88%86%88%90%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%0%3%1%1%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
17%1%10%3%8%32%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%5%5%5%4%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.522.392.452.182.982.34
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.232.001.941.871.881.64
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.094.784.744.075.593.85
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.613.322.812.412.241.73
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.300.360.420.450.58
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.681.761.631.721.191.32
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%33%34%42%49%61%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%6%4%6%8%9%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
61%28%27%27%17%17%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$4,949,992$4,221,516$2,912,330$2,367,224$770,822
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
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
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
Debt$1,987,539$1,284,041$1,901,649$2,496,612$3,070,127
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
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
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
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
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
Fundraising$5,298,712$5,215,465$4,302,078$4,523,333$4,462,255
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
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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History

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.

Visit: https://cwsglobal.org/about/history/


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