World Relief

Baltimore, MD

Founded: 1944

Tel: (443) 451-1900


Top LeaderMr. Myal Greene

Donor Contact: Mr. Jeff Walser

Member Since: March 1, 1980

ECFA Charter Member

Financial Data

   Cash Donations $26,838,387
   Noncash Donations $3,113,186
   Other Revenue $58,574,706
   Total Revenue $88,526,279
   Total Expenses $80,804,427
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
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Total Assets $37,205,019
Total Liabilities $12,856,825
Net Assets $24,348,194
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World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. The organization was founded in the aftermath of World War II to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of war-torn Europe. Since then, for over 75 years, across 100 countries, World Relief has partnered with local churches and communities to develop sustainable, locally-driven solutions to some of our world’s greatest problems.

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.
Early in the morning on February 6, two massive earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria. Thousands have already lost their lives, and the damage to infrastructure is catastrophic — including in regions already devastated by years of war in Syria. World Relief is responding to provide immediate assistance through our network of long-standing partners and churches in the region. You can help us reach more people in need by responding with us today.
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