Mennonite Central Committee

Summary

Mennonite Central Committee ("MCC") is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. The MCC Mission Statement reflects the biblical call to care for the hungry and the thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and those in prison (Matthew 25:35-36).

Overseas MCC is involved in development work such as education, health and agriculture, peace and justice issues, relief work and job creation, among other things. It also operates Ten Thousand Villages, which purchases crafts from developing world artisans and craftspersons for sale in North America.

In North America MCC is involved in immigration and refugee assistance, job creation, work with Native people, people with disabilities, offenders and victims of crime and more. MCC help is offered to all, regardless of race, religion or political orientation. As a relatively small agency, MCC believes it can best serve by looking for people who fallen between the cracks of larger programs.


Contact information

Mailing address:
21 South 12th St.
P.O. Box 500
Akron, PA 17501-0500

Website: www.mcc.org

Phone: (888) 563-4676

Email: mailbox@mcc.org


Organization details

EIN: 236002702

CEO/President: Mr. Robert Davis

Chairman: Mr Ron Dueck

Board size: 38

Founder:

Year founded: 1920

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Mennonite Central Committee ("MCC") is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. The MCC Mission Statement reflects the biblical call to care for the hungry and the thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and those in prison (Matthew 25:35-36).

Overseas MCC is involved in development work such as education, health and agriculture, peace and justice issues, relief work and job creation, among other things. It also operates Ten Thousand Villages, which purchases crafts from developing world artisans and craftspersons for sale in North America.

In North America MCC is involved in immigration and refugee assistance, job creation, work with Native people, people with disabilities, offenders and victims of crime and more. MCC help is offered to all, regardless of race, religion or political orientation. As a relatively small agency, MCC believes it can best serve by looking for people who fallen between the cracks of larger programs.

MCC service is motivated by two things: The Bible and Mennonite experience. The Bible calls Christians to serve people who are hungry, thirsty, sick, in prison and strangers (Matthew 25:35-36). This command was expressed by Menno Simons, an 16th century leader from whom Mennonites take their name, who stated that "True evangelical faith cannot lie sleeping, it clothes the naked, it comforts the sorrowful, it feeds the hungry, it shelters the destitute, it cares for the sick, it becomes all things to all men."

Mennonite experience is also a strong motivator. Many Mennonites living in North America today have experienced war, hunger and refugee flight in the former Soviet Union and Europe. This experience causes them to respond compassionately to others who are hungry, caught in war or refugees. One woman sent a cheque to MCC with the following words: "This donation is given in thanks for help we received many years ago. When I was a child in Russia, I was fed by MCC. When my husband was a prisoner of war after World War II, he received help from MCC. We never forgot."


Mission statement

    Mennonite Central Committee uses the following to express its mission:

  • MCC seeks to demonstrate God's love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster.
  • MCC serves as a channel for interchange by building relationships that are mutually transformative.
  • MCC strives for peace, justice and dignity of all people by sharing our experiences, resources and faith in Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating310 of 58550 of 68
Fund acquisition rating311 of 58538 of 68
Resource allocation rating291 of 58544 of 68
Asset utilization rating328 of 58550 of 68

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%8%6%7%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%6%6%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%90%92%89%94%93%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%7%7%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%10%8%11%6%7%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%82%82%83%78%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%106%87%93%88%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%87%72%77%69%64%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-6%13%7%12%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-5%10%5%10%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%11%11%11%17%17%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.080.750.680.700.710.75
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.691.141.141.171.211.24
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.180.850.780.820.860.92
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.8412.8414.7513.8114.0412.42
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.080.070.070.070.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.7112.9714.4213.5012.9111.96
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%7%6%6%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%124%138%133%132%125%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$7,609,914$5,269,658$5,232,314$4,240,024$5,021,735
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,373,480$5,962,724$5,411,619$4,164,910$4,306,646
Short-term investments$29,091,018$33,238,997$28,150,165$27,044,471$21,939,189
Other current assets$371,952$378,327$370,085$356,798$393,474
Total current assets$43,446,364$44,849,706$39,164,183$35,806,203$31,661,044
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,990,066$6,451,588$6,780,343$7,542,743$7,448,283
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,990,066$6,451,588$6,780,343$7,542,743$7,448,283
Total assets$49,436,430$51,301,294$45,944,526$43,348,946$39,109,327
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$3,346,656$3,015,472$2,829,391$2,516,262$2,457,816
Other current liabilities$36,835$25,513$6,590$33,628$91,314
Total current liabilities$3,383,491$3,040,985$2,835,981$2,549,890$2,549,130
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$90,109$107,773$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$90,109$107,773$0$0$0
Total liabilities$3,473,600$3,148,758$2,835,981$2,549,890$2,549,130
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$40,688,254$42,777,278$37,877,332$35,743,166$32,348,587
Temporarily restricted$5,274,576$4,201,530$4,101,468$3,991,752$3,141,081
Permanently restricted$0$1,173,728$1,129,745$1,064,138$1,070,529
Net assets$45,962,830$48,152,536$43,108,545$40,799,056$36,560,197
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$31,511,660$36,702,218$30,814,564$32,968,766$32,786,976
Program service revenue$2,412,010$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$948,267$1,358,280$1,455,538$409,391$298,394
Other revenue$0$1,777,859$2,340,941$1,765,235$2,152,459
Total other revenue$3,360,277$3,136,139$3,796,479$2,174,626$2,450,853
Total revenue$34,871,937$39,838,357$34,611,043$35,143,392$35,237,829
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$30,474,212$28,605,172$26,746,278$24,179,790$22,617,799
Management and general$4,173,412$3,869,278$3,414,333$5,165,723$5,016,970
Fundraising$2,414,019$2,319,916$2,140,943$1,559,020$1,569,880
Total expenses$37,061,643$34,794,366$32,301,554$30,904,533$29,204,649
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($2,189,706)$5,043,991$2,309,489$4,238,859$6,033,180
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,189,706)$5,043,991$2,309,489$4,238,859$6,033,180

Response from ministry

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History

MCC held its first official meeting on September 27, 1920. On July 27 of that year 13 church leaders had met in Elkhart, Ind. to talk about how North American Mennonites could respond to the needs of hungry people in the former Soviet Union. MCC's name is a reflection of this coming together of different church groups into one "central" committee. Today MCC is supported by 15 different Mennonite groups and the Brethren in Christ as the relief, development and service arm of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in Canada and the United States. MCC operates at both a provincial and national level in Canada. MCC Canada was founded in 1963. There are five provincial MCCs: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. They are independently incorporated, with their own boards of directors, and carry the program and fundraising responsibilities in their province. Operations in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are the responsibility of the national office. In the United States, MCC operates at the national and regional levels: East Coast, Great Lakes, Central States, and West Coast.


Program accomplishments

  • This past year, MMC worked with local Chadian refugees by supplying food, relief kits, blankets, powdered milk for children and much more.
  • MMC is funding an AIDS education and prevention program for Honduran gang members. With support from MCC, Peace and Justice Project, a Honduran Mennonite organization, is training 10 young church members to reach out to gang members by holding workshops on HIV/AIDS prevention. The organization plans to reach 150 gang members in the Honduran state of Atlantida over 18 months.
  • MCC works works through Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) to bring volunteers to Kentucky and West Virginia to repair homes and learn about the culture and history of the region.
  • With training from MCC, concerned citizens in Burundi formed a group of peacemakers called a "peace committee" to help diffuse tensions between militants and betweens frightened communities. MCC also helped form Ministry of Peace and Reconciliation Under the Cross (MIPAREC), and Evangelical Friends organization, which trained many peace committees in Burundi. Through MIPAREC, MCC is supporting 12 Burundian peace committees that are building schools, feeding and sheltering orphans and widows, and serving as conflict mediators in their communities.

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