World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals

Overcoming violence, poverty and injustice through love in action.

aka World Relief   |   Baltimore, MD   |  WorldRelief.org

Mission

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to overcome violence, poverty and injustice. Through love in action, we bring hope, healing and restoration to millions of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children through vital and sustainable programs in disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding, as well as refugee and immigration services in the U.S. For 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and communities, currently across more than 20 countries, to provide relief from suffering and help people rebuild their lives.

Ruling year info

1964

CEO

Tim Breene

President

Mr. Scott Arbeiter

Main address

7 E. Baltimore St

Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

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EIN

23-6393344

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

World Relief stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peace building, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Welcoming refugees & immigrants to the United States

World Relief operates through 18 offices across the United States. Working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, World Relief and our local church partners welcome and resettle thousands of refugees referred by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the United States each year.
Local offices help refugees secure housing, employment and education. In addition, we provide immigration legal service to refugees and others who have immigrated to the United States, offering legal clinics and counseling, working, guiding refugees and immigrants along the path towards U.S. citizenship.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

In over a dozen countries, throughout Africa and Asia, as well as in Haiti, World Relief partners with local churches to catalyze change, resulting in thriving families, flourishing communities, and strengthened churches. World Relief brings churches together in partnership with one another, equipping and training leaders in both spiritual development and holistic program areas.
Program areas address a wide range of needs, including child development, health, nutrition, agriculture, savings, peacebuilding, and more. As a result, individual lives, communities, and even entire regions are transformed—moving from despair to hope, dependence to self reliance, and isolation to thriving community.

Population(s) Served
Families
Victims and oppressed people

Through partnerships with local partners and churches, World Relief is providing temporary shelters, hygiene items, and psychosocial counseling to displaced refugee families, as well as sponsoring child-friendly spaces for mothers and children. In addition, World Relief has been empowering local churches to resettle refugees in the United States for more than 35 years.

Population(s) Served
Families
Victims and oppressed people

When disaster strikes—specifically in already vulnerable regions—World Relief responds by providing immediate aid and working with the local communities to develop and provide programs that will allow these regions to address the crisis head-on so that they begin to thrive once again.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

World Relief seeks to have excellent programming executed with highly trained, knowledgeable staff. However, at the core of each program, we seek to empower our local church and community partners to engage in meaningful, mutually transformative relationships with our newest neighbors. Our mobilization efforts take many shapes depending on our partner’s objectives. We offer training tools, seminars, and events to help educate and equip individuals and congregations, as well as practical volunteer opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1970

InterAction - Member 2001

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people, Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

•People served through disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development, and peacebuilding.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Includes community members trained to prevent human trafficking, volunteers trained in health and child development programs, volunteers trained in peacebuilding and those trained in ag and ecomics.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This number are those who indirectly benefit after programs, trainings, materials, etc. are developed (ex. ag program teaches local farmers how to cultivate their land bringing food to the community).

Number of savings accounts used by clients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Partnering with churches to empower communities in Africa & Asia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Among financial and planning ahead, providing community-managed microfinance services, we help people establish savings groups through Savings for Life program. On avg 81% of participants are women.

Number of entities served by expertise

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Immigrants and migrants, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our expertise in disaster response, health and child development, economic development, peacebuilding and immigrant and refugee services helps transform lives and build sustainable communities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions serving the most vulnerable people and seeing them transformed economically, socially and spiritually.

We practice principles of transformational development to empower local churches in the United States and around the world so they can serve the vulnerable in their communities. With initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.

Disaster Response: This response takes on several forms including empowering the local church, empowering our teams already on the ground, or empowering an indigenous organization.

Child Development: Children are taught about health and hygiene, and they develop important life skills – including conflict resolution – often while learning from Bible stories.

Maternal & Child Health: World Relief's Care Group Model was an innovation developed by Dr. Pieter Ernst-a movement that has revolutionized community health. Training groups of 10 to 15 community health volunteers to go out and educate their neighbors; the model saturates entire communities with life-saving health messages.

HIV/AIDS: World Relief works to prevent the spread of HIV by promoting abstinence and mutual fidelity in marriage, preventing mother-to-child transmission by linking pregnant women to available services, and equipping church leaders to give appropriate counsel about HIV testing and other effective ways to reduce the risk of transmission.

Agriculture Development: World Relief comes alongside farmers, offering sustainable farming solutions. Teaching innovative and cost-effective agricultural methods, World Relief technicians teach farmers in Latin America and Africa about crop rotation and irrigation, and then they introduce them to national and international markets.

Immigrant Legal Services: exists to empower local churches to directly serve immigrants in the context of immigrant legal services through its Home Office attorneys, field office attorneys, and field office Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives and support staff.

Microfinance: World Relief is a leader in the field of non-profit microfinance. Through locally governed microfinance institutions, we give small loans, training and support to hardworking individuals – mostly vulnerable women – ensnared by poverty.

Anti-Trafficking: Since 2004, World Relief has partnered with law enforcement to provide comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking in the United States. World Relief trains thousands of community members how to identify victims of trafficking every year. In addition, World Relief helped launch the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a group of Christian organizations which collaborate to design programs, curriculum and training to prevent trafficking and help survivors to rebuild their lives.

Refugee Resettlement: World Relief works in partnership with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide initial resettlement and placement as well as employment services, English language training, youth programs, and other integration services to refugees entering the U.S.. Church Mobilization: World Relief in the U.S. helped to launch (1) the Evangelical Immigration Table and (2) the Church-Based Immigrant Ministry Coalition.

Child Development: Our holistic educational approach is non-formal, often teaching the children through interactive play, sometimes as simple as drawing pictures in the dirt. By engaging the children, encouraging them to talk, listening to them, and giving them choices, we build bridges of trust that last a lifetime.

Maternal & Child Health: World Relief's Maternal and Child Health Programs presently serve over 3.8 million people in 9 countries.

HIV/AIDS: Since 2004, World Relief engaged more than 2.3 million youth in Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda through interactive peer-based learning to prevent HIV by building life skills and promoting healthy sexual behaviors. We also trained 53,500 volunteers to create layers of social support for youth.

Immigrant Legal Services: World Relief's Home Office staff led evangelical denominations and churches in discernment of immigrant legal ministry, education surrounding church-based immigrant legal services clinics, training opportunities for church-based clinic sites and staff/volunteers, and programmatic start up and support for these sites. Home Office staff also support its field offices and works with these very experienced direct service providers to also engage the local church and provide guidance and technical support to those interested in offering their own immigrant legal clinics as an embodiment of Christ's Gospel of word and deed.

Microfinance: To date, we've empowered more than 90,000 individuals to live productive, meaningful lives. Over the years, we've seen how initial loans of just $50-$75 can launch an individual on the path to economic self-sufficiency. It helps create stability at home, teaches individuals how to thrive, and fosters self-respect and community well-being.

Anti-Trafficking: World Relief helped launch the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a group of Christian organizations which collaborate to design programs, curriculum and training to prevent trafficking and help survivors to rebuild their lives.

Refugee Resettlement: Over the past 40 years, World Relief has resettled over 300,000 refugees from more than 80 nations.

Church Mobilization: World Relief in the U.S. helped to launch (1) the Evangelical Immigration Table and (2) the Church-Based Immigrant Ministry Coalition. Both are nationally focused upon mobilizing thousands of pastors and churches into learning, advocacy, and service among immigrants. Church Mobilizers recruit, equip, mentor, and coordinate the ministry of church-based volunteers and teams across the country.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Moore

Nexleader

Term: 2008 - 2021

Steve Moore

Nexleader

Leith Anderson

Timothy Ek

Casely Essamuah

Pat Mazorol

Roy Taylor

Bill Westrate

Erin Donovan

Matthew Gerkens

Scott Arbeiter

World Relief- President

Tim Breene

World Relief- CEO

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.