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Bread for the World


  • Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
Bread for the World is a 501(c)(4) organization that lobbies Congress for hungry people. It does more lobbying on poverty issues than any other organization in the country. In this work, Bread for the World has strong connections with 50 diverse Christian denominations and 4,000 congregations. Its grassroots network is active in every congressional district and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of thoughtful constituent contacts with Congress each year. What We Do Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Working through our churches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy. -Urge Congress to End Hunger Bread for the World members write personal letters and send other personalized communications to their representatives in Congress. -Biblical Basis for Advocacy Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. -Mobilize People of Faith Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Our partners represent a broad spectrum of church organizations and faith communities—Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox.   The Changes We Will Pursue over 2010-2012: We intend to focus on three policy-change goals that will have a big impact on hunger and poverty and require action by Congress. 1. U.S. leadership to reduce hunger and strengthen food security in poor countries 2. A program to end child hunger in America 3. More and better development assistance from the US Building Capacity for Advocacy 2010-2012: To bring about these changes in our nation’s policies—changes that will lead to an end to hunger in our time—Bread for the World will also need to make changes as an organization. We are blessed with a remarkably generous and active membership. We plan to strengthen and expand the organization in three areas: 1. Grassroots organizing- Bread for the World has an exceptionally strong grassroots network. 2. Communication and e-communication - Bread will rapidly expand its use of e-communication, social networking sites, and other new media. 3. Youth and diversity- Engaging young people and enhanced diversity are crucial to Bread’s current and future vitality.   Impact: Between 2000 and 2010, Bread for the World helped boost U.S. funding for poverty-focused assistance to poor countries from $8 billion to $28 billion. This had a clear impact in Africa, where more than 15 countries achieved rapid economic growth, reduced poverty, expanded education and health care, and improved governance. Bread for the World also played a key role in expanding funding for nutrition assistance to poor families in this country—from $33 billion in 2000 to $80 billion in 2009.

Where is Bread for the World
Staff10Location of current staff
Jobs11Location of past and open jobs


Job openings over the past year

11total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Regional Major Gift Officer
    United States
  • Deputy Director of Organizing, Eastern Region
    United States, United States, United States

Staff at Bread for the World have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • development aid
  • economic policy
  • public administration


  • foundation
  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • department for international development
  • centers for disease control and prevention


  • kenya
  • rwanda
  • germany
  • zambia
  • tanzania


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Current staff

Former staff

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington
  • 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200


Primary sectors

Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
Monitoring / Evaluation
Public Administration
Events / Training
Research & Development
Project Support
Civil Rights
Vocational Training / Workforce Development
Legislation / Regulations
Media Affairs / Public Relations
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