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Lutheran World Relief
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (800) 597-5972
fax: (410) 230-2882
EIN: 13-2574963

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21298

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Board Leadership

Dr. William Craft


Daniel Speckhard
President & CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Lutheran World Relief

Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 90.37 4 stars
  Financial 86.72 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran World Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 09/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,052,436
   Federated Campaigns $560,869
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,485,021
Total Contributions $45,098,326
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $45,098,326
   Other Revenue $985,335
TOTAL REVENUE $46,083,661
   Program Expenses $38,118,608
   Administrative Expenses $2,855,295
   Fundraising Expenses $3,471,987
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,637,771
Net Assets $37,486,667

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 09/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Daniel V. Speckhard President and CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$173,164 0.38% Jeffery S. Whisenant Interim President
$109,127 0.24% John Arthur Nunes Former President


Affirming God's love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

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