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Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Making Lutheran materials available around the world in the heart language of the people.

three stars

89.14

51474 Romeo Plank Road Macomb, MI 48042
tel: (800) 554-0723   Web Site
EIN: 38-3106702

Board Leadership
Walter Otten
Chairman

CEO
Rev. Matthew Heise
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.14 three stars
  Financial 84.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, The Lutheran Heritage Foundation is a mission organization dedicated to translating, publishing, distributing, and introducing confessional Lutheran materials worldwide. Over 587 titles have been printed in 72 different languages with many more in process. Published resources are used by pastors, seminary students, missionaries, and churches worldwide including in the United States to reach out to ethnic populations.

Founded in 1992, The Lutheran Heritage Foundation is a mission organization dedicated to translating, publishing, distributing, and introducing confessional Lutheran materials worldwide. Over 587 titles have been printed in 72 different languages with many more in process. Published resources are used by pastors, seminary students, missionaries, and churches worldwide including in the United States to reach out to ethnic populations.

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Financial

three stars

84.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
66.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,321,063
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,321,063
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,321,063
   Other Revenue $75,638
TOTAL REVENUE $2,396,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,668,195
   Administrative Expenses $409,525
   Fundraising Expenses $418,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,495,864
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-99,163
   
Net Assets $5,655,449

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
Translating & Publishing Lutheran Resources $1,293,006 77.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 89.14 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 88.72 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 84.10 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 87.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.97 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.61 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 79.91 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 76.12 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 77.83 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 76.21 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 82.85 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 89.55 three stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 89.71 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 68.26 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 74.37 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 73.88 two 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 38-3106702
Name in IRS Master File LUTHERAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 August, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,267 3.49% Matthew Heise Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lutheran Heritage Foundation
51474 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI 48042
tel: (800) 554-0723
fax: (586) 781-7954
EIN: 38-3106702

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Board Leadership

Walter Otten
Chairman

CEO

Rev. Matthew Heise
Executive Director

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