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Annual Reports and Financials

Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute are committed to the highest levels of financial efficiency and accountability. Each organization is audited annually by an independent auditor and has received very favorable ratings from the following organizations.

The American Institute of Philanthropy, a nationally prominent charity watchdog service, ranks Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute as top-rated charities in the country.

The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance names Bread for the World Institute as a BBB accredited charity and seal holder that meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Unlike other charity monitoring groups that focus solely on a review of charity finances, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity's governance, fundraising practices, solicitations, and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.

Charity Navigator awarded Bread for the World Institute its highest rating of four stars, indicating that the Institute "outperforms the majority of nonprofits in America with respect to fiscal responsibility. This “exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Bread for the World Institute from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

In addition, Bread for the World Institute received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, awarded to members of Independent Charities of America that have been able "to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness."

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

Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute additionally are certified Members of InterAction: the largest alliance of U.S. based international non-governmental organizations who focus on disaster relief and sustainable development programs. Members are required to meet high standards of integrity as outlined in the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO Standards).

Aside from these accrediting agencies, Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute’s financial records are also publicly available through Guidestar, an organization that encourages charitable giving, and on our website. Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute are both GuideStar Exchange Seal Holders and Valued Partners which “demonstrates a commitment to transparency.” You can also download Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute’s annual reports, audited financial statements and 990 tax forms below.

Annual Reports

Full audited financials, on which these annual reports are based, are available upon request. Please call the Vice President for Finance and Administration at 202-639-9400.

990 Forms

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Bread for the World Institute

Consolidated Financial Statements

Additional Accreditations

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