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 2016:

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 audits are for Bread for the World and its affiliate, Bread for the World Institute.

2016 Bread for the World Consolidated Financial Statement

2016 Bread for the World Institute Financial Statement

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


Tax Returns

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


Bread for the World

2016 Bread for the World 990

2015 Bread for the World 990

2014 Bread for the World 990

2013 Bread for the World 990

2012 Bread for the World 990


Bread for the World Institute

2016 Bread for the World Institute 990

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


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.

2016 Bread for the World Annual Report

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.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the Latino Community

    To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children. Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity or provide food...

  • The Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440)

    Overview

    The United States is a nation of immigrants. Throughout its history, people have moved here from all over the world and have contributed to their communities and our national life. Today, as in the past, immigrants are also creating prosperity for this nation. 

    ...

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

    ...

  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    Congress is considering proposals that would jeopardize healthcare coverage for millions of poor and near-poor adults and children. 

    Legislation under consideration in the House and Senate would gut...