World Relief

Baltimore, MD
Founded: 1944
Current Status: Charter Member
Member Since: March 1, 1980
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $21,339,642
   Noncash Donations $1,647,052
   Other Revenue $57,013,658
   Total Revenue $80,000,352
   Total Expenses $78,057,470
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $31,004,458
Total Liabilities $11,864,415
Net Assets $19,140,043

Data for year ended September 30, 2017
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
World Relief
Baltimore, MD
Tel: (443) 451-1900
Fax: (443) 455-1424
Top Leader: Mr. Tim Breene
Donor Contact: Mrs. Christina Klinepeter

Ministry Description
World Relief, founded in 1944, is an international relief and development organization committed to engaging the world's most vulnerable and devastated population segments through immediate disaster response; maternal and child healthcare; HIV/AIDS initiatives; economic development; agricultural initiatives; refugee and immigrant services; and human trafficking mitigation. The organization is headquartered in Baltimore and impacts millions each year, fulfilling its mission to "Empower the Church to serve the most vulnerable."

As the world’s second largest and fastest growing criminal industry, human trafficking has led to the enslavement of nearly 27 million people around the world. To meet the demand in the United States, a person is trafficked over US borders every 10 minutes. In response to this stark reality, World Relief helped launch the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a group of Christian organizations which collaborate to design programs and training to prevent trafficking.
Children are frequently the most vulnerable, overlooked people group on the planet. To join them in their time of need we implement Child Development programs, where children of all backgrounds are placed in clubs with trained Christian mentors to learn valuable lessons about life, identity, health, hygiene and safety.
Utilizing the power of Agri-business, Microfinance and Savings Groups, World Relief equips small business owners with the skills, capital and resources necessary to develop successful, self-sustaining businesses. We believe when given the tools to protect and leverage their financial assets, these entrepreneurs will be able to participate in the transformation of their local communities.
To stand for individuals and communities suffering in the wake of disaster, we initiate Disaster Response programs to begin addressing basic needs. By mobilizing local church leaders to provide team members and locations for food, water and shelter distributions, we are able to respond effectively and efficiently with projects like Food Security, Shelter Reconstruction, Water/Sanitation and Economic Empowerment. Your support will help communities reestablish their livelihoods.
We stand for the displaced by specializing in Immigrant Services and Refugee Resettlement in the United States. Every year, World Relief and its partner churches resettle approximately 10% of all refugees entering the United States, providing language skills, job training and spiritual services. Through Peace and Reconciliation workshops, we teach local churches in conflict areas around the world to embrace Christ's call to forgive and reconcile so safe communities can begin to flourish.
Through our Gender–Based Violence, Anti–Trafficking and HIV/AIDS programs, women are mobilized by their churches and trained to sensitize their communities. By organizing workshops, conducting seminars, running youth events and counseling victims, these women promote healing, health and peace in their families and communities. We stand for women because empowered women transform the world.

Ministry Sectors
  • Disaster Relief & Development
  • Evangelism
  • Human Services & Medical
  • Social, Civic, Public Policy & Philanthropy

  • Ministry Types
  • Relief and Development (primary)
  • Human Trafficking
  • Legal Services
  • Missions: Foreign
  • Advocacy