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Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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three stars

84.39

600 Hoffmann Drive Watertown, WI 53094
tel: (800) 369-4636   Web Site
EIN: 39-0806446

Board Leadership
Dr. Virginia Miller
Chairman

CEO
Dr. Mike Thirtle
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.39 three stars
  Financial 78.29 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based supports that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. About 3,000 dedicated Bethesda employees offer services to more than 1,900 people in 300 program locations across the United States.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based supports that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. About 3,000 dedicated Bethesda employees offer services to more than 1,900 people in 300 program locations across the United States.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of clients served
2,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 20.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bethesda Lutheran Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bethesda Lutheran Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bethesda Lutheran Communities (WI) 84.39 three stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 93.16 four stars
Variety - the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley (PA) 87.77 three stars
The Arc of Davidson County (TN) 85.21 three stars
The Ability Experience (NC) 88.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,262,793
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $640
   Fundraising Events $35,528
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $67,022,571
Total Contributions $85,321,532
   Program Service Revenue $36,327,920
Total Primary Revenue $121,649,452
   Other Revenue $-645,393
TOTAL REVENUE $121,004,059
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $122,066,632
   Administrative Expenses $26,241,871
   Fundraising Expenses $1,899,920
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $150,208,423
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-29,204,364
   
Net Assets $134,933,128

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 06/01/2018 84.39 three stars
2016-08 05/01/2018 87.47 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2017 89.59 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 86.45 three stars
2014-08 12/01/2015 85.43 three stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 84.20 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 85.36 three stars
2011-08 09/01/2013 85.96 three stars
2011-08 09/01/2013 85.96 three stars
2010-08 02/01/2012 87.69 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 91.58 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 95.45 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-0806446
Name in IRS Master File BETHESDA LUTHERAN COMMUNITIES INC
NTEE Code P70
NTEE Classification Residential, Custodial Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(150) Hospital
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$373,152 0.24% Michael Thirtle President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bethesda Lutheran Communities (WI) 84.39 three stars
Providence Child Center Foundation (OR) 89.71 three stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.16 four stars
Equest (TX) 85.71 three stars
The Detroit Institute for Children (MI) 92.38 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Bethesda Lutheran Foundation (39-1336413)

Charity Contact Info

Bethesda Lutheran Communities
600 Hoffmann Drive
Watertown, WI 53094
tel: (800) 369-4636
fax: (920) 261-8441
EIN: 39-0806446

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Board Leadership

Dr. Virginia Miller
Chairman

CEO

Dr. Mike Thirtle
President, CEO

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