Financials & Leadership

A frugal approach to managing our financial resources characterizes World Neighbors financial strategy. Our annual operating budget is approximately $3.1 million, which is invested in people, not things such as expensive construction and material aid.

Financial Reports

Who's Who at World Neighbors

World Neighbors was incorporated on Sept. 12, 1952, as a private, charitable, not-for-profit corporation. A volunteer board of trustees, whose members come from throughout the United States, contribute their time and expertise to govern World Neighbors. Trustees are elected for a term of three years.

The World Neighbors staff includes three U.S.-based staff members and 47 team members in the field who are from the areas where they work. More than 50 local partner organizations that help to train volunteers and leaders; thousands of volunteers in Asia, Africa and Latin America and Caribbean. 

Learn about our 2015-2016 Board of Trustees

Learn about Kate Schecter, President and CEO

Learn about our Leadership Team

Charity Reviews

BBB Accredited Charity

World Neighbors is proud to be a seal holder of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Members of this alliance are monitored for adherence to the program's requirements and must maintain adherence to the Standards for Charity Accountability in order to display the BBB Wise Giving seal.

World Neighbors is proud to have a profile on Great Nonprofits. Because of our positive reviews from friends and supporters, World Neighbors was selected as a 2011 Top-Rated environmental nonprofit. Visit our profile page to read our reviews and leave one of your own. 

Privacy Policy

Thank you for supporting World Neighbors! We value your commitment to our work and we, in turn, are committed to protecting your privacy.

Donations made to us online are secure. When you make a donation online, we ask for your name, address, daytime phone, e-mail address and credit card information. We use your information to process your donation(s) and to verify credit card data. We use your mailing address to send your tax-deductible receipt(s) and to periodically keep you informed about our work in different parts of the world through our publications.

World Neighbors will not share your personal information with any third party, including other nonprofits. It is our policy not to sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone.

We use a third-party financial institution to process our credit card transactions. They receive the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment.

Our online order processing system allows you to make safe donations and purchases. We use the latest encryption technology, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to insure that no one can read your information as it travels to our ordering system.

Our online credit card verification system is handled by a third party, which collects your name, address, phone, credit card number and expiration date in order to process your transaction. Their encryption technology offers the highest level of security available on the Internet today. They have state-of-the-art firewalls and other security technology in place to insure the confidentiality of your transactions.

We will alter the amount of mail you may receive from us or discontinue contacting you completely upon your written request directed to World Neighbors. Please send an contact
us email with your specific request.  


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