EIN 54-1615454

World Help

IRS 501(c) type
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World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.
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Program areas at World Help

HUMANITARIAN AID: World Help strives to be the first one on the ground and the last one to leave when crises happen around the world. Our immediate response to meet physical and spiritual needs during natural disasters, famine, poverty, or other catastrophes is crucial to helping save lives. We partner with nationals already on the ground who can quickly identify where the needs are the most critical. We then work to ensure people have access to necessities including water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing. Everything we do is built on the belief that we, as people of faith, are called to change lives. And we believe lives can only be changed when the needs of the whole person are met - body and soul. Faith means very little when people don't have access to the food, clean water, or medicines they need. But without faith, meeting those physical needs is just a short-term fix. It takes both physical help and spiritual hope for true transformation to happen. Our ultimate goal is to establish self-sustaining communities with access to the Word of God, improve lives, and create brighter futures.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES: World Help's Children of the World International Children's Choir travels the country to present the desperate reality of millions of children who cannot speak for themselves. The choir, which is composed of international children from our Child Sponsorship Program aims to use song, dance, spoken word, and creative media to inspire audiences across the United States to step out in faith and sponsor an impoverished child in need. This ministry was temporarily stopped in March 2020 until further notice, due to the implications of Covid-19.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: World Help works with national Christian partners in some of the most impoverished places on earth to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus on the ground. We focus on helping save lives; meeting urgent needs through aid and relief projects; investing in long-term sustainable transformation through agriculture initiatives, education and vocational training; building and equipping medical facilities, clean-water projects; and providing sponsorships for children living in poverty to name a few. Our goal is to meet people's physical needs so we have an opportunity to meet their spiritual needs, as well.COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Meeting basic needs alone doesn't create long term sustainability in a community. Giving physical help without developmental solutions can actually foster dependence. World Help is committed to changing lives from the ground up through our Village Transformation initiative. When we provide clean water, access to medical care, and spiritual support, we lay the groundwork for lasting transformation.

Grants made by World Help

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Gods Pit CrewProject$17,252
Liberty UniversityProject$0
Mountaineer Food BankProject$0
...and 2 more grants made

Who funds World Help

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncPoverty$136,785
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$129,407
Equip Ministries InternationalPastor Training and Scholarships.$60,000
...and 23 more grants received totalling $494,545
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentLIMITED EXCESS PROPERTY PROGRAM$17,819,143
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentOCEAN FREIGHT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM (OFR)$40,000

Personnel at World Help

F. VernonHelp , President and Chief Executive Officer
Noel YeattsPresident and Chief Executive Officer$196,105
Allyn LyttleChief Operating Officer / Vice President of Advancement / Director of Communications$133,775
Chad MatherChief Financial Officer$130,523
Kristen ChambersSecretary$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for World Help

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$40,446,280
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$93,735
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$34,237
Net income from fundraising events$-50,573
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-38,143
Miscellaneous revenues$8,172
Total revenues$40,493,708

Form 990s for World Help

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-032022-08-05990View PDF
2021-032021-08-05990View PDF
2020-032020-12-01990View PDF
2019-032019-11-22990View PDF
2018-032018-10-15990View PDF
...and 14 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $60,000 from Equip Ministries International
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $134,737 from Vertuassets Foundation
July 20, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
International-focused organizationsFamily service centersCharities
Foreign affairsInternational development
ChristianReligiousFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 501
Forest, VA 24551
Metro area
Lynchburg, VA
Bedford County, VA
Website URL
(800) 541-6691
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q33: International Relief
NAICS code, primary
624230: Emergency and Relief Services
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