Providing healing and hope to communities in need is UMCOR’s priority. When UMCOR donors designate their contribution for a particular program or disaster response, UMCOR uses 100 percent of it on that program—none of it gets funneled back into fundraising or operating costs. We are able to keep this promise because our administrative costs are covered by separate giving to the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering, and other undesignated gifts.
UMCOR extends aid to people of any race, religion, gender, or political persuasion. The most vulnerable people in our world are often subjected not only to poverty and hunger but, also, often to stigma and prejudice. UMCOR donors and partners join us in a legacy of inclusivity and hope.
UMCOR’s operations are transparent. Our donors and partners deserve to be kept in the loop. UMCOR’s recent financial information can be found on our Financials page, and older records are available upon request. Our programs, procedures, and finances are monitored by independent charity watchdogs such as the American Institute of Philanthropy, which gives UMCOR an A, for excellent, rating in financial responsibility.
UMCOR’s Monitoring and Evaluation unit works to strengthen performance assessment, reporting, and evaluation systems. It knits consistent evaluation into UMCOR’s internal policies, grants management, and field operations. These efforts are part of our organizational value which affirms that “we are accountable for being fruitful in our work and faithful in the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.”