CRS Annual Reports
Highly trusted and globally respected, CRS has been a leading international humanitarian agency since 1943. We partner with people, organizations and governments around the world to end poverty, disease, hunger and injustice—always based on need, not creed. We put our faith into action to help the world’s poorest people create lasting change. Guided by the belief that we are all one human family, CRS invites you to witness what together can do. Explore the CRS 2018 Interactive Annual Report to learn more.
2018 Annual Report
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. Thanks to your support, in fiscal year 2018, CRS touched the lives of more than 127 million poor and vulnerable people in more than 100 countries around the world.
The work you make possible saves lives, addresses the root causes and effects of poverty, promotes the sacredness and dignity of human life, and helps build more just and peaceful societies outside the United States. CRS also serves Catholics in the United States by inviting them to live out their faith as part of one human family.
CRS is one of the most efficient organizations in the world. In fiscal year 2018, 93% of the money we spent went directly to programs that benefit poor men, women and children overseas. CRS meets all 20 of the strict Charity Standards set by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance and has an "A+" rating from CharityWatch.
The CRS 2018 Annual Report shows that, by supporting CRS, you are making a difference in ways you may not realize.