For Change

Annual Report 2021

Grounded, empowered and moved by our Catholic faith—and with Catholic teaching as our guide—our work knows no bounds. We go where we are called, to the most remote places, to achieve the greatest impact, alongside the world’s most vulnerable people. Bold and ambitious, we will not stop until all of God’s children can fulfill their God-given potential in thriving families and communities, in just, peaceful and vibrant societies, and in flourishing landscapes.
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano Bishop of Bridgeport
Chair, CRS Board of Directors
November 2019 to present

Healing trauma in communities scarred by violence. Finding sustainable ways to grow food in remote and rural areas. Offering emergency assistance—and hope—to displaced families. In these times, our call to live out the Gospel message feels ever more vital.

At Catholic Relief Services, we remain faithful to our mission to serve a world in need. Since 1943, we have worked shoulder to shoulder with the people we serve, our partners, and generous supporters to fight poverty and injustice, hunger, and disease. We are grateful for your prayers and commitment, which inspire us to persist in finding bold solutions to the most pressing global crises. And we continue to be deeply thankful for American taxpayers and the U.S. government grant-based funding that supports our work to create a more inclusive and just world.

Every effort counts and all of us can be change-makers: donors, volunteers, parishes, governments, religious organizations and nonprofits. When we put our faith into action, together we can transform the world.

God bless you.
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano

Sean L. Callahan President & CEO
2017 to present

As our world continues to face extraordinary challenges, we persevere in our mission to foster change that saves, protects and transforms lives. In 2021, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continued, Catholic Relief Services remained agile and adaptable. As a result, our programming with local Church and non-Church partners reached more than 193 million people—including 28 million people in 64 countries as part of our COVID-19 response.

CRS Global Results, which tracks the progress of our agency strategy, Vision 2030: In Their Own Hands, had a successful second year of reporting and showed measurable results.

This year we also celebrated 20 years of partnership in tackling malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV and AIDS with the Global Fund.

We believe that with God’s grace, no challenge is too great—our faith continues to sustain us. Thank you for joining with us as we strive for a more just and peaceful world for our one human family.

Peace and Light,
Sean L. Callahan

Far-reaching. Expert. Collaborative. Serving. Sharing. Committed.

Together with local and international partners, CRS works to uphold human dignity and transform the world.

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