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Lutheran Church Charities

Share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.

three stars

85.87

3020 Milwaukee Avenue Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (866) 455-6466   Web Site
EIN: 36-2212704

Board Leadership
Tricia Lewis
Chair

CEO
Tim Hetzner
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.87 three stars
  Financial 93.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) was founded in 1947 to help support Christian human care ministries of the Church. We work throughout the United States and internationally in bringing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those Suffering and in Need. We work with and in partnership with our churches. LCC is an Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We operate with a Dollar In – Dollar Out funding process where EVERY dollar given for a cause goes directly to that cause or need, with LCC acknowledging the gift and overseeing that the money is used as intended.

Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) was founded in 1947 to help support Christian human care ministries of the Church. We work throughout the United States and internationally in bringing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those Suffering and in Need. We work with and in partnership with our churches. LCC is an Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We operate with a Dollar In – Dollar Out funding process where EVERY dollar given for a cause goes directly to that cause or need, with LCC acknowledging the gift and overseeing that the money is used as intended.

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Financial

four stars

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Church Charities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Church Charities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Church Charities (IL) 85.87 three stars
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NH) 90.46 four stars
Chicago Lights (IL) 87.94 three stars
Barnabas Center (FL) 92.04 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (MD) 90.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,646,476
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,646,476
   Program Service Revenue $1,192,509
Total Primary Revenue $2,838,985
   Other Revenue $65,201
TOTAL REVENUE $2,904,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,179,524
   Administrative Expenses $351,627
   Fundraising Expenses $46,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,577,616
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $326,570
   
Net Assets $2,819,300

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Comfort Dogs $1,191,532 54.7%
Disaster Response $589,385 27.0%
Congregational Mission Support $118,843 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-01 02/01/2020 85.87 three 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 36-2212704
Name in IRS Master File LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES FUND
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (2) Association or convention of churches
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 July, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,037 5.08% Tim Hetzner President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Church Charities (IL) 85.87 three stars
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 93.91 four stars
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (NC) 91.71 four stars
Interfaith Caring Ministries (TX) 91.54 four stars
Together We Cope (IL) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lutheran Church Charities
3020 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
tel: (866) 455-6466
fax: (866) 451-1476
EIN: 36-2212704

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Board Leadership

Tricia Lewis
Chair

CEO

Tim Hetzner
President/CEO

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