World Emergency Relief / Children's Food Fund

The information on this page was last updated 1/11/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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 rating18 of 10774 of 82
Fund acquisition rating170 of 107818 of 82
Resource allocation rating51 of 10785 of 82
Asset utilization rating6 of 10771 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$87,918$45,443$67,957$64,723$39,957
Short-term investments$59,153$56,932$42,010$45,765$28,606
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$448,272$302,239$383,469$437,389$243,280
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,898$1,438$2,335$3,380$2,756
Other long-term assets$2,142$2,142$2,040$2,846$5,329
Total long-term assets$9,040$3,580$4,375$6,226$8,085
Total assets$457,312$305,819$387,844$443,615$251,365
Payables and accrued expenses$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581
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$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$346,659$232,515$318,869$393,118$198,949
With donor restrictions$57,089$28,971$0$12,184$7,835
Net assets$403,748$261,486$318,869$405,302$206,784
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$11,846,465$10,122,844$5,434,129$13,716,871$23,920,532
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,179$1,359$1,326$929$611
Other revenue$15,618$33,000$49,500$82,000$56,542
Total other revenue$16,797$34,359$50,826$82,929$57,153
Total revenue$11,863,262$10,157,203$5,484,955$13,799,800$23,977,685
Program services$11,328,530$9,817,271$5,145,077$13,184,906$23,578,314
Management and general$146,549$147,636$143,447$166,997$153,542
Total expenses$11,715,518$10,220,361$5,556,930$13,619,123$23,969,741
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$147,744($63,158)($71,975)$180,677$7,944
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$147,744($63,158)($71,975)$180,677$7,944


Kristy ScottCEO/President$125,135

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/11/2023. 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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