Accountability

We at Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute take seriously our role as fiscal stewards of the gifts entrusted to us by our members. Each gift helps transform the lives of people who are hungry through our organization.

We try to keep our overhead rate low and work to maximize the use of our funding. Below is a summary of how Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute spent their funds in 2015:

Chart shows how we spent our resources in 2015 Chart shows how we spent our resources in 2015


We also strive to be transparent and accountable to our members. Each year, we share four types of documents with our membership and the public:

  • Annual audit of our financial statements
  • Tax returns
  • Annual Report
  • Performance ratings by a few charity rating organizations

 

Annual Audits of our Financial Statements

As required by auditing standards, the audit is for Bread for the World and its affiliate, Bread for the World Institute.

2015 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

2014 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

2013 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

2012 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

2011 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

 

Tax Returns

Tax returns for the past four years are available for your review.

Bread for the World

2015 Bread for the World 990

2014 Bread for the World 990

2013 Bread for the World 990

2012 Bread for the World 990

2011 Bread for the World 990

Bread for the World Institute

2015 Bread for the World Institute 990

2014 Bread for the World Institute 990

2013 Bread for the World Institute 990

2012 Bread for the World Institute 990

2011 Bread for the World Institute 990

 

Annual Reports

We’re proud of our accomplishments. Together, our members, activists, and staff bring hope and opportunity to millions of people who are hungry. Our annual reports provide a summary of the year. We include a snapshot of our activities, accomplishments, and finances.

2015 Bread for the World Annual Report

2014 Bread for the World Annual Report

2013 Bread for the World Annual Report

2012 Bread for the World Annual Report

 

Charitable Ratings

We at Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute strive to maintain the highest level of accountability and transparency.

Bread for the World Institute earned the highest rating (four out of four stars) by Charity Navigator and meets all 20 Standards of Charity Accountability by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance.

As a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, Bread for the World is not considered a charity by Charity Navigator and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is therefore not rated.

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