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: (616) 224-0740

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381708140

CEO/President: Carol Bremer-Bennett / Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1001 of 103383 of 85
Fund acquisition rating990 of 103583 of 85
Resource allocation rating829 of 103573 of 85
Asset utilization rating849 of 103368 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,170,760$1,267,773$1,737,830$1,771,027$2,128,745
Short-term investments$9,453,604$8,888,628$8,445,722$7,895,426$7,148,483
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$27,349,017$27,843,553$24,109,022$20,498,898$19,160,946
Long-term investments$24,963$29,535$32,697$33,894$35,058
Fixed assets$470,498$481,515$418,411$366,899$371,650
Other long-term assets$4,824,507$5,502,803$4,451,298$3,240,351$3,311,135
Total long-term assets$5,319,968$6,013,853$4,902,406$3,641,144$3,717,843
Total assets$32,668,985$33,857,406$29,011,428$24,140,042$22,878,789
Payables and accrued expenses$441,140$543,633$460,883$607,852$555,752
Other current liabilities$0$142,106$90,637$98,976$157,129
Total current liabilities$441,140$685,739$551,520$706,828$712,881
Due to (from) affiliates$2,354,076$176,213$78,663$225,072$76,455
Other long-term liabilities$195,446$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,549,522$176,213$78,663$225,072$76,455
Total liabilities$2,990,662$861,952$630,183$931,900$789,336
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$17,347,423$20,296,762$16,888,406$16,794,255$15,504,951
With donor restrictions$12,330,900$12,698,692$11,492,839$6,413,887$6,584,502
Net assets$29,678,323$32,995,454$28,381,245$23,208,142$22,089,453
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Total contributions$13,715,888$16,370,507$16,451,436$13,860,864$15,639,783
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$701,416$637,998$648,867$839,480$170,804
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$701,416$637,998$648,867$839,480$170,804
Total revenue$14,417,304$17,008,505$17,100,303$14,700,344$15,810,587
Program services$13,378,149$11,164,119$10,797,941$11,517,998$10,428,097
Management and general$1,037,782$725,215$692,421$633,636$1,016,198
Total expenses$17,056,139$13,445,801$13,138,147$13,510,871$12,805,007
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($2,638,835)$3,562,704$3,962,156$1,189,473$3,005,580
Other changes in net assets($678,296)$1,051,505$1,210,947($70,784)($427,332)
Total change in net assets($3,317,131)$4,614,209$5,173,103$1,118,689$2,578,248


Carol Bremer-BennettExecutive Director$191,378

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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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.