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International : Development and Relief Services

Lutheran World Relief

Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.

three stars

88.69

700 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (800) 597-5972   Web Site
EIN: 13-2574963

Board Leadership
Jean Hanson
Chair

CEO
Daniel Speckhard
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.69 three stars
  Financial 84.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

Financial

three stars

84.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran World Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran World Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 88.69 three stars
World Relief (MD) 85.36 three stars
PATH (WA) 86.22 three stars
CARE (GA) 88.50 three stars
Global Communities (MD) 85.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,210,312
   Federated Campaigns $227,181
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $892,339
   Government Grants $6,512,235
Total Contributions $46,842,067
   Program Service Revenue $383,661
Total Primary Revenue $47,225,728
   Other Revenue $1,392,338
TOTAL REVENUE $48,618,066
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $42,608,228
   Administrative Expenses $6,773,355
   Fundraising Expenses $3,527,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,908,607
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,290,541
   
Net Assets $30,437,598

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
Emergencies and Material Resources $22,115,029 51.9%
Agriculture $14,121,817 33.1%
Climate Change $3,193,352 7.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 03/01/2021 88.69 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 91.07 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 91.44 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 91.23 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 92.52 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.62 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 90.09 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 93.78 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 96.61 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 93.02 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 07/01/2010 83.75 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 89.26 three stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 94.43 four stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 93.67 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 89.18 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 78.59 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 80.88 three stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 90.32 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 94.47 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 13-2574963
Name in IRS Master File LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 December, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$338,570 0.63% Daniel V. Speckhard President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 88.69 three stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.25 four stars
Orbis International (NY) 93.98 four stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 91.31 four stars
United Methodist Committee on Relief of Global Ministries (GA) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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

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Board Leadership

Jean Hanson
Chair

CEO

Daniel Speckhard
President & CEO

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