World Emergency Relief / Children's Food Fund

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Incorporated in 1985, World Emergency Relief (WER) is a Non-Profit Public Benefit organization. WER has ongoing projects both nationally and internationally. Our vision is to address children's critical needs of water, food, healthcare, education, and child safety, as well as the requirements of their families and surrounding communities.. "giving children a living chance".

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Emergency Relief
P.O. Box 218
San Dimas, CA 91773-9998


Phone: 909-593-7140

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 954014743

CEO/President: Kristy Scott

Chairman: Gary Becks

Board size: 5

Founder: Joel MacCollam

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


To give children a living chance through emergency relief, food, medical care, schools, orphanages, and micro-economic assistance including Native Americans in the USA.

Mission statement

World Emergency Relief is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to people harmed by natural disaster, armed conflict, physical or mental abuse and exploitation, or poverty.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating8 of 11043 of 88
Fund acquisition rating98 of 110512 of 88
Resource allocation rating50 of 11055 of 88
Asset utilization rating6 of 11042 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,603$12,538$87,918$45,443$67,957
Short-term investments$63,918$69,808$59,153$56,932$42,010
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$893,417$1,080,100$448,272$302,239$383,469
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$33,721$41,400$6,898$1,438$2,335
Other long-term assets$2,408$2,206$2,142$2,142$2,040
Total long-term assets$36,129$43,606$9,040$3,580$4,375
Total assets$929,546$1,123,706$457,312$305,819$387,844
Payables and accrued expenses$61,411$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$61,411$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$61,411$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$410,665$513,445$346,659$232,515$318,869
With donor restrictions$457,470$433,044$57,089$28,971$0
Net assets$868,135$946,489$403,748$261,486$318,869
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$38,016,289$17,738,952$11,846,465$10,122,844$5,434,129
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,377$1,192$1,179$1,359$1,326
Other revenue$0$0$15,618$33,000$49,500
Total other revenue$1,377$1,192$16,797$34,359$50,826
Total revenue$38,017,666$17,740,144$11,863,262$10,157,203$5,484,955
Program services$37,596,646$16,784,501$11,328,530$9,817,271$5,145,077
Management and general$185,250$160,021$146,549$147,636$143,447
Total expenses$38,085,658$17,202,122$11,715,518$10,220,361$5,556,930
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($67,992)$538,022$147,744($63,158)($71,975)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($67,992)$538,022$147,744($63,158)($71,975)


Kristy ScottCEO/President$130,023

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/21/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


WER started in 1974 as an informal outreach by an American religious broadcaster wishing to deliver emergency aid to drought- stricken Africa and flood victims in Bangladesh.

In 1985, WER incorporated and elected Reverend Joel MacCollam, an Episcopal minister, as its first president. Current efforts are focused on five continents, plus long-term relief to Native Americans.

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