World Emergency Relief / Children's Food Fund

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Untold millions of people - and the programs helping them - need practical resources to make their lives successful. Food for starving children. Medicines for the sick. Seeds for farmers. Clothing for the naked and shivering. Even fire trucks for Brazil's rain forests.

WER receives daily requests for commodities. We verify needs and cultural appropriateness of supplies we can procure. We then seek those supplies from corporate donors and other charities. Before shipping, we check that supplies are safe and usable, and we often must obtain import permission from foreign embassies in the U.S.

It's a long struggle to get 25,000 pounds of baby food from New Orleans to an orphanage in Africa. But when we hear the grateful "thanks" from people we help, we understand how our efforts answer prayer. And then we also realize we've multiplied your "charitable punch" ten-fold. It's the classic "win-win" situation which blesses everyone.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Emergency Relief
PO Box 218
San Dimas, CA 91773-9998


Phone: 909-593-7140


Organization details

EIN: 954014743

CEO/President: Kristy Scott

Chairman: Gary Becks

Board size: 5

Founder: Joel MacCollam - (Deceased)

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


To give children a living chance through emergency relief, food, medical care, schools, orphanages, and micro-economic assistance including Native Americans in the USA.

Mission statement

World Emergency Relief is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to people harmed by natural disaster, armed conflict, physical or mental abuse and exploitation, or poverty.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating21 of 10106 of 84
Fund acquisition rating182 of 101216 of 84
Resource allocation rating94 of 10129 of 84
Asset utilization rating7 of 10101 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$45,443$67,957$64,723$42,502$23,441
Short-term investments$56,932$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$304,381$341,459$391,624$217,219$226,709
Long-term investments$0$42,010$45,765$28,606$17,434
Fixed assets$1,438$2,335$3,380$2,756$1,715
Other long-term assets$0$2,040$2,846$2,784$2,754
Total long-term assets$1,438$46,385$51,991$34,146$21,903
Total assets$305,819$387,844$443,615$251,365$248,612
Payables and accrued expenses$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
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$44,333$68,975$38,313$44,581$56,044
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$232,515$318,869$393,118$198,949$192,568
With donor restrictions$28,971$0$12,184$7,835$0
Net assets$261,486$318,869$405,302$206,784$192,568
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$10,115,273$5,423,426$13,694,392$23,907,797$16,882,563
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14,705($2,429)$7,922$11,919($1,628)
Other revenue$33,000$49,500$82,000$56,406$38,551
Total other revenue$47,705$47,071$89,922$68,325$36,923
Total revenue$10,162,978$5,470,497$13,784,314$23,976,122$16,919,486
Program services$9,817,271$5,145,077$13,184,906$23,578,314$16,595,137
Management and general$147,636$143,447$166,997$153,542$150,684
Total expenses$10,220,361$5,556,930$13,619,123$23,969,741$16,984,807
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($57,383)($86,433)$165,191$6,381($65,321)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$12,184$0$0
Total change in net assets($57,383)($86,433)$177,375$6,381($65,321)


Kristy ScottCEO/President$125,135

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2021. To update the information below, please email:


WER started in 1974 as an informal outreach by an American religious broadcaster wishing to deliver emergency aid to drought- stricken Africa and flood victims in Bangladesh.

In 1985, WER incorporated and elected Reverend Joel MacCollam, an Episcopal minister, as its first president. Current efforts are focused on five continents, plus long-term relief to Native Americans.

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