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 rating1038 of 107480 of 82
Fund acquisition rating1018 of 107580 of 82
Resource allocation rating891 of 107573 of 82
Asset utilization rating888 of 107466 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,254,883$1,170,760$1,267,772$1,737,829$1,771,026
Short-term investments$26,353,066$9,456,737$8,891,718$8,448,723$7,895,427
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$28,680,886$27,352,150$27,846,642$24,112,022$20,498,898
Long-term investments$15,478$21,830$26,445$29,697$33,894
Fixed assets$311,597$470,498$481,516$418,411$366,899
Other long-term assets$5,195,870$4,824,507$5,502,803$4,451,298$3,240,351
Total long-term assets$5,522,945$5,316,835$6,010,764$4,899,406$3,641,144
Total assets$34,203,831$32,668,985$33,857,406$29,011,428$24,140,042
Payables and accrued expenses$794,362$1,113,954$808,546$619,416$928,986
Other current liabilities$7,901($6,077)($5,633)$4,737$2,914
Total current liabilities$802,263$1,107,877$802,913$624,153$931,900
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$2,106,189$1,882,785$59,039$6,030$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,106,189$1,882,785$59,039$6,030$0
Total liabilities$2,908,452$2,990,662$861,952$630,183$931,900
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$18,193,718$17,347,423$20,296,762$16,888,406$16,794,255
With donor restrictions$13,101,661$12,330,900$12,698,692$11,492,839$6,413,887
Net assets$31,295,379$29,678,323$32,995,454$28,381,245$23,208,142
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$13,613,221$12,177,298$16,094,300$16,478,657$12,322,683
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,824,459$354,763$411,502$324,327$148,571
Other revenue($11,191)($33,170)($45,037)($38,318)($15,818)
Total other revenue$3,813,268$321,593$366,465$286,009$132,753
Total revenue$17,426,489$12,498,891$16,460,765$16,764,666$12,455,436
Program services$12,176,926$12,505,246$9,825,600$9,604,660$9,966,087
Management and general$968,494$1,024,755$712,199$686,313$623,784
Total expenses$15,947,081$16,162,673$12,083,461$11,929,202$11,935,384
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,479,408($3,663,782)$4,377,304$4,835,464$520,052
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,479,408($3,663,782)$4,377,304$4,835,464$520,052


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.