Christian World Outreach


CWO brings help and hope to people in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As an independent organization not affiliated with any church or denomination, we work with those in-country because they understand the culture, know the real needs and can benefit from employment and helping others. Christian World Outreach (CWO) helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by reaching out to those who are shunned, forgotten, or marginalized by society. We treat individuals physically, emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. In the communities in which we work, we reach out to help make a difference one life at a time, by joining with the local people to provide holistic ways to improve lives. CWO is recognized as an official non-governmental organization (NGO) in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian World Outreach
P.O. Box 2716
Centennial, CO 80161-2716


Phone: (303) 721-6104


Organization details

EIN: 841445744

CEO/President: Greg Yoder

Chairman: Larry Weeden and Dwight Anderson

Board size: 8


Year founded: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


As part of the body of Christ, our vision is to follow Jesus' example to minister to the whole person, physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, and to enable every person, young and old, to have an opportunity to become a follower of Jesus Christ and be active in a local church.

Mission statement

The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate in the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian aid.

Statement of faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible and authoritative Word of God. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe the salvation of lost and sinful men is by the grace of God through faith and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: Those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the Spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating551 of 66475 of 88
Fund acquisition rating427 of 66659 of 88
Resource allocation rating360 of 66646 of 88
Asset utilization rating616 of 66485 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$27,438$25,555$46,249$22,487$44,640
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$614,294$589,492$636,697$528,609$637,284
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,446,460$1,516,669$1,439,356$1,271,265$998,132
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,446,460$1,516,669$1,439,356$1,271,265$998,132
Total assets$2,060,754$2,106,161$2,076,053$1,799,874$1,635,416
Payables and accrued expenses$6,272$21,618$12,872$18,233$13,012
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$6,272$21,618$12,872$18,233$13,012
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$6,272$21,618$12,872$18,233$13,012
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$258,233$237,272$332,797$425,755$587,503
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,054,482$2,084,543$2,063,181$1,781,641$1,622,404
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$729,814$888,925$1,110,509$1,049,546$1,266,383
Program service revenue$31,076$23,794$16,495$14,959$17,573
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,571$2,516$1,910$827$674
Other revenue$8,945$0($20,205)($18,895)($42,547)
Total other revenue$43,592$26,310($1,800)($3,109)($24,300)
Total revenue$773,406$915,235$1,108,709$1,046,437$1,242,083
Program services$662,007$750,327$666,966$681,219$948,959
Management and general$81,027$83,926$85,053$115,345$75,134
Total expenses$803,467$893,873$827,169$887,200$1,064,037
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($30,061)$21,362$281,540$159,237$178,046
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($30,061)$21,362$281,540$159,237$178,046

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CWO was founded in 1977 after a visit to Haiti brought the devastating poverty and immense need to the attention of a group of individuals who wanted to do something to improve the conditions for the people of Haiti. Leaving Haiti with a desire to make a difference, CWO was formed. For the first several years we focused our work on conducting evangelistic youth camps for young people (ages 13 to 30 years). In the years since CWO has grown to provide vocational training, leadership development, children's feeding programs, medical clinics, HIV/AIDS prevention education, orphan assistance, youth camps, libraries, opportunities for discipleship, evangelistic outreach and more. In 1999, CWO began to expand its programs to also include work in Burkina Faso, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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