Catholic Relief Services

Mission Statement

“Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.”

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Expenditures Source:
Internal Budget Database, Policy and Advocacy Expenses; Personal Correspondence with Representative

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 2001

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $1,135,796

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Baltimore, Md.