EIN 13-4080201

Church World Service (CWS)

IRS 501(c) type
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Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States.
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Program areas at CWS

Services to displaced persons - the cws commitment to refugees and other displaced persons is a prophetic expression of our calling in faith to welcome strangers, to give voice to the uprooted, to provide durable solutions, and to challenge those responsible for suffering and displacement. Cws works with a network of churches, organizations, and individuals that assist uprooted persons that have had to flee their countries due to persecution, armed conflict, etc. Together, we seek to provide forcibly displaced populations support to address critical unmet needs as durable solutions are sought. Activities include: sheltering people temporarily displaced by civil strife and other factors beyond their control, providing shelter, food, medical assistance, legal aid, etc. To refugees, refugee resettlement in the us through congregations, protecting the uprooted persons in the most vulnerable situations, responding to new and emerging refugee situations, advocating initiatives that influence us government and other policies and laws affecting the protection of uprooted persons, and providing immigration services and support.
Global relief and development - cws works in partnership with local organizations, churches, individuals, organizations, and others around the World to bring about sustainable change. By working together to support development and food security, cws seeks to work with marginalized communities experiencing chronic hunger and poverty and to achieve durable solutions that build peace and justice. The focus of the work is on the most vulnerable persons and communities to develop socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities and achieve a higher quality of life. The following programs are part of this functional category: hunger and malnutrition, climate change and sustainability, education, water, livelihoods, food security and rights, indigenous peoples, protection of vulnerable youth and children, and health.
Emergency response - cws joins together with others to support people and communities in humanitarian crises around the World. Cws helps the faith community play its special role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response. In responding to emergencies and working during prolonged periods of need, cws works to ensure the World's most vulnerable people become self-sufficient. The goal is to achieve durable solutions that build or restore peace, justice and dignity.activities include: emergency assistance to address the immediate needs of the most vulnerable survivors of natural and human caused disasters, material assistance related to natural and human caused disasters, mitigation, preparedness, planning, and sustainable assistance to minimize the impact of disasters, disaster preparedness and immediate and long-term response activities of people and communities preparing for and affected by natural and human caused disasters, and provision of pastoral, spiritual, and psychological care that helps disaster survivors cope with the crisis situation and recover their capacity to move forward positively.

Grants made by CWS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Refugee Services of TexasService To the Displaced$1,374,038
Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM)Service To the Displaced$1,023,891
New American PathwaysService To the Displaced$963,308
...and 69 more grants made totalling $5,396,912

Who funds Church World Service (CWS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Growing Hope Globally (FRB)Overseas Programs$551,933
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$412,821
International Rescue Committee (IRC)Refugee Programs$270,398
...and 56 more grants received totalling $3,089,691
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of StateU.S. REFUGEE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM$8,548,219
...and 42 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at CWS

Richard L. SantosPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Joanne RendallSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer$116,592
Brauer Keith VpChief Human Resources Officer$133,010
Carleen MillerVice President, Global Operations and Culture$122,027
Miller CarleenVice President , Culture and Global Operations$127,084
...and 34 more key personnel

Financials for CWS

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$69,132,088
Program services$2,509,851
Investment income and dividends$208,903
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,113,493
Total revenues$73,964,335

Form 990s for CWS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-03-02990View PDF
2019-062020-01-30990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062017-12-28990View PDF
2016-062017-04-12990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $551,933 from Growing Hope Globally (FRB)
December 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 25 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 26 new grant, including a grant for $217,500 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
May 24, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
Human rightsForeign affairsInternational developmentWorld peace
ReligiousPolitical advocacyProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515
Metro area
Elkhart-Goshen, IN
Elkhart County, IN
Website URL
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q33: International Relief
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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