World Renew

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World Renew partners with local churches and organizations around the world to bring holistic programs that transform communities in every area of need. Our goal is systemic, generational change in five key areas: Peace and Justice, Community Health, Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Disaster Response.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Renew United States
1700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407


Phone: (616) 224-0740


Organization details

EIN: 381708140

CEO/President: Carol Bremer-Bennett / Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo

Chairman: Chuck Adams

Board size: 7

Founder: Christian Reformed Church in North America

Year founded: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community.

Mission statement

Compelled by God's deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating774 of 91360 of 75
Fund acquisition rating654 of 91557 of 75
Resource allocation rating568 of 91547 of 75
Asset utilization rating747 of 91357 of 75

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,267,773$1,737,830$1,771,027$2,128,745$2,702,867
Short-term investments$8,888,628$8,445,722$7,895,426$7,148,483$7,068,985
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$27,843,553$24,109,022$20,498,898$19,160,946$16,318,845
Long-term investments$29,535$32,697$33,894$35,058$35,602
Fixed assets$481,515$418,411$366,899$371,650$335,939
Other long-term assets$5,502,803$4,451,298$3,240,351$3,311,135$0
Total long-term assets$6,013,853$4,902,406$3,641,144$3,717,843$371,541
Total assets$33,857,406$29,011,428$24,140,042$22,878,789$16,690,386
Payables and accrued expenses$543,633$460,883$607,852$555,752$578,070
Other current liabilities$142,106$90,637$98,976$157,129$209,182
Total current liabilities$685,739$551,520$706,828$712,881$787,252
Due to (from) affiliates$176,213$78,663$225,072$76,455$130,396
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$176,213$78,663$225,072$76,455$130,396
Total liabilities$861,952$630,183$931,900$789,336$917,648
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$20,296,762$16,888,406$16,794,255$15,504,951$14,111,589
With donor restrictions$12,698,692$11,492,839$6,413,887$6,584,502$1,661,149
Net assets$32,995,454$28,381,245$23,208,142$22,089,453$15,772,738
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Total contributions$16,370,507$16,451,436$13,860,864$15,639,783$13,496,346
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$637,998$648,867$839,480$170,804$458,727
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$637,998$648,867$839,480$170,804$458,727
Total revenue$17,008,505$17,100,303$14,700,344$15,810,587$13,955,073
Program services$11,164,119$10,797,941$11,517,998$10,428,097$10,170,712
Management and general$725,215$692,421$633,636$1,016,198$525,659
Total expenses$13,445,801$13,138,147$13,510,871$12,805,007$12,018,165
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$3,562,704$3,962,156$1,189,473$3,005,580$1,936,908
Other changes in net assets$1,051,505$1,210,947($70,784)($427,332)$0
Total change in net assets$4,614,209$5,173,103$1,118,689$2,578,248$1,936,908


Carol Bremer-BennettExecutive Director$182,180

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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1962 - World Renew is founded in the United States.

1969 - World Renew incorporates in Canada.

1972 - The first emergency disaster response volunteers are sent out.

1979 - Long term disaster response is established as an organizational commitment.

1996 - World Renew holds the first Assembly of Worldwide Partners.

2005 - Partners Worldwide, a World Renew mentorship program for early entrepreneurs in Kenya, becomes self-sustaining.

2018 - After the deadliest year of US hurricanes in history, 2,261 people volunteer with Disaster Response Services to rebuild homes.

Program accomplishments


At World Renew, we join with the world's families to change the story of hunger, poverty, and illness. For nearly 60 years, hundreds of thousands of people have shared in this calling: staff, local partners, global communities, and people like you. Every day, people like you give in response to a disaster, offer monthly support to Free a Family from poverty, or travel with our volunteer teams to help renew hope firsthand. Together, we change stories, and those stories change the world.