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World Central Kitchen

CharityWatch report issued
April 2024

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

World Central Kitchen
200 Massachusetts Ave NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2022

Program Percentage: 96%

The percentage of World Central Kitchen's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $2

How many dollars World Central Kitchen spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
World Central Kitchen Audited Financial Statements 27-3521132
World Central Kitchen IRS Form 990 27-3521132
Entity: World Central Kitchen
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 27-3521132
Entity: World Central Kitchen
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 27-3521132

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
World Central Kitchen
meets governance benchmarks.
World Central Kitchen
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Alexandra Garcia Chief Program Officer $327,195
  Note: `
2 Erich Broksas CO-CEO/COO $247,542
3 Erin Gore CO-CEO/SVP of Dev. $243,320
Name: Alexandra Garcia
Title: Chief Program Officer
Compensation: $327,195
Note: `
Name: Erich Broksas
Compensation: $247,542
Name: Erin Gore
Title: CO-CEO/SVP of Dev.
Compensation: $243,320

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.

According to the World Central Kitchen audit of December 31, 2022 WCK received donated in-kind contributions on which it placed a total value of $1,796,902, including $832,778 of "Professional services" (Note 7, Contributions of Non-Financial Assets):

"In-kind contributions are not monetized, and contributions of non-financial assets had donor restrictions which totaled $1,053,311 and $0, as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. These are recorded as contributions of non-financial assets and are included in program expenses in the statements of activities for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively."

[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 on the Our Process page.]

According to the World Central Kitchen (WCK) 2022 tax filing, WCK reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance or change-of-control payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4a):

"The organization provided a severance payment to the Chief Program Officer in the following amount:

Alexandra Garcia: $150,000"

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