For Attorneys and Executors

Establishing CRS as a Beneficiary:

Catholic Relief Services is exempt from Federal income tax, and is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. 

The agency’s legal name and address or use in a will or trust is:

Catholic Relief Services – USCCB

228 West Lexington Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443

*USCCB is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

CRS’s federal Tax Identification number is:


Carrying out Estate Administration:

When notifying CRS of the death of a donor and/or CRS’ beneficiary status, please provide the following:

  1. Date of Death
  2. Copy of the will, trust or governing documents.
  3. Last state of residence for deceased at time of death (if not included in accompanying court documents)

What if I Need More Information?

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Phone:  800-235-2772, and at the prompt, select Planned Giving

Email:  [email protected]