World Renew

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World Renew partners with local churches and organizations around the world to bring holistic programs that transform communities in every area of need. Our goal is systemic, generational change in five key areas: Peace and Justice, Community Health, Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Disaster Response.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Renew United States
8970 Byron Commerce Dr. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315-7400


Phone: 1-800-552-7972

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381708140

CEO/President: Carol Bremer-Bennett / Jamie McIntosh

Chairman: Chuck Adams

Board size: 7

Founder: Christian Reformed Church in North America

Ruling year: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community.

Mission statement

Compelled by God's deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1060 of 111284 of 87
Fund acquisition rating1016 of 111380 of 87
Resource allocation rating830 of 111366 of 87
Asset utilization rating966 of 111275 of 87

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,435,123$1,254,883$1,170,760$1,267,772$1,737,829
Short-term investments$18,614,500$26,353,066$9,456,737$8,891,718$8,448,723
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$24,413,903$28,680,886$27,352,150$27,846,642$24,112,022
Long-term investments$6,745$15,478$21,830$26,445$29,697
Fixed assets$5,478,553$311,597$470,498$481,516$418,411
Other long-term assets$4,773,187$5,195,870$4,824,507$5,502,803$4,451,298
Total long-term assets$10,258,485$5,522,945$5,316,835$6,010,764$4,899,406
Total assets$34,672,388$34,203,831$32,668,985$33,857,406$29,011,428
Payables and accrued expenses$1,010,530$794,362$1,113,954$808,546$619,416
Other current liabilities$14,901$7,901($6,077)($5,633)$4,737
Total current liabilities$1,025,431$802,263$1,107,877$802,913$624,153
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,000,000$2,106,189$1,882,785$59,039$6,030
Total long-term liabilities$3,000,000$2,106,189$1,882,785$59,039$6,030
Total liabilities$4,025,431$2,908,452$2,990,662$861,952$630,183
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$16,140,434$18,193,718$17,347,423$20,296,762$16,888,406
With donor restrictions$14,506,523$13,101,661$12,330,900$12,698,692$11,492,839
Net assets$30,646,957$31,295,379$29,678,323$32,995,454$28,381,245
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$18,789,849$13,613,221$12,177,298$16,094,300$16,478,657
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$444,423$3,824,459$354,763$411,502$324,327
Other revenue$24,761($11,191)($33,170)($45,037)($38,318)
Total other revenue$469,184$3,813,268$321,593$366,465$286,009
Total revenue$19,259,033$17,426,489$12,498,891$16,460,765$16,764,666
Program services$14,046,998$12,176,926$12,505,246$9,825,600$9,604,660
Management and general$623,774$968,494$1,024,755$712,199$686,313
Total expenses$17,628,396$15,947,081$16,162,673$12,083,461$11,929,202
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,630,637$1,479,408($3,663,782)$4,377,304$4,835,464
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,630,637$1,479,408($3,663,782)$4,377,304$4,835,464


Carol Bremer-BennettExecutive Director$193,314

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1962 - World Renew is founded in the United States.

1969 - World Renew incorporates in Canada.

1972 - The first emergency disaster response volunteers are sent out.

1979 - Long term disaster response is established as an organizational commitment.

1996 - World Renew holds the first Assembly of Worldwide Partners.

2005 - Partners Worldwide, a World Renew mentorship program for early entrepreneurs in Kenya, becomes self-sustaining.

2018 - After the deadliest year of US hurricanes in history, 2,261 people volunteer with Disaster Response Services to rebuild homes.

Program accomplishments


At World Renew, we join with the world's families to change the story of hunger, poverty, and illness. For nearly 60 years, hundreds of thousands of people have shared in this calling: staff, local partners, global communities, and people like you. Every day, people like you give in response to a disaster, offer monthly support to Free a Family from poverty, or travel with our volunteer teams to help renew hope firsthand. Together, we change stories, and those stories change the world.