CharityWatch REPORT
Issued September 2017

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to the World Vision consolidated audit of September 30, 2016 (Note 12, Public Cash and Food Commodity Grants & Note 13, Gifts-in-Kind Revenue and Expense):

World Vision reports receiving total donated in-kind commodities and goods on which it placed a value of approximately $319.7 million, including approximately $100.0 million in pharmaceuticals, $86.2 million in clothing & household goods, and $79.9 million in food commodities.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
According to the World Vision consolidated audit of September 30, 2016 (Note 7, Related Parties):

"The majority of World Vision, Inc. programs are carried out worldwide through World Vision International, a related entity. World Vision, Inc. makes funding commitments to World Vision International during each fiscal year. As a result, World Vision, Inc. incurs a payable to World Vision International and satisfies this payable by remitting cash throughout the year."

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