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 rating19 of 10964 of 84
Fund acquisition rating137 of 109813 of 84
Resource allocation rating74 of 10986 of 84
Asset utilization rating14 of 10962 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$12,538$87,918$45,443$67,957$64,723
Short-term investments$69,808$59,153$56,932$42,010$45,765
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,080,100$448,272$302,239$383,469$437,389
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$41,400$6,898$1,438$2,335$3,380
Other long-term assets$2,206$2,142$2,142$2,040$2,846
Total long-term assets$43,606$9,040$3,580$4,375$6,226
Total assets$1,123,706$457,312$305,819$387,844$443,615
Payables and accrued expenses$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313
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$177,217$53,564$44,333$68,975$38,313
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$513,445$346,659$232,515$318,869$393,118
With donor restrictions$433,044$57,089$28,971$0$12,184
Net assets$946,489$403,748$261,486$318,869$405,302
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,738,952$11,846,465$10,122,844$5,434,129$13,716,871
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,192$1,179$1,359$1,326$929
Other revenue$0$15,618$33,000$49,500$82,000
Total other revenue$1,192$16,797$34,359$50,826$82,929
Total revenue$17,740,144$11,863,262$10,157,203$5,484,955$13,799,800
Program services$16,784,501$11,328,530$9,817,271$5,145,077$13,184,906
Management and general$160,021$146,549$147,636$143,447$166,997
Total expenses$17,202,122$11,715,518$10,220,361$5,556,930$13,619,123
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$538,022$147,744($63,158)($71,975)$180,677
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$538,022$147,744($63,158)($71,975)$180,677


Kristy ScottCEO/President$129,976

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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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