EIN 13-2574963

Lutheran World Relief

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
202
Year formed
1945
Most recent tax filings
2020-09
NTEE code, primary
Description
Affirming god's love for all people, we work with lutherans and partners around the World to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. Lwr works with lutherans & part- ners around the World to end poverty, injustice, & human suffering. Affirming God...

Program areas at Lutheran World Relief

Emergencies and material resources: Lutheran World Relief responds to natural disasters and conflict-driven emergencies, especially those that affect the worlds poorest communities and work with vulnerable communities to help them rebuild after disaster strikes and prepare for future disasters. In fiscal year 2020, we engaged in 40 emergency response and material resources projects around the World. In addition, Lutheran World Relief and our partners conducted 26 distributions of mission quilts or care kits reaching nearly 700,000 people.
Climate change: Lutheran World Relief helps communities protect their agricultural assets in the face of challenging climate conditions and improve their resilience to natural hazards like floods and droughts. In fiscal year 2020, Lutheran World Relief implemented approximately 24 projects that involved climate strategies and approaches. We introduced environmentally sustainable farming practices so that communities get the most out of their land while conserving and restoring their natural resources. We also worked with local and national governments to facilitate the equitable access to and protection of natural resources, helping communities assess their vulnerabilities to natural hazards and develop the plans and skills they need to prepare for them.
Agriculture: Lutheran World Relief works with poor, rural communities around the World to help farmers improve their crops, learn new techniques and tools to increase their yield and attract buyers who will pay more for their products, help rural communities develop productive, resilient and stable economies through an enterprise-based approach that engages the private sector at multiple levels to create profitable partnerships that benefit families and promote rural livelihoods. In fiscal year 2020, we carried out 49 programs focused on agriculture and food security.

Form 990s for Lutheran World Relief

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-04-13990View PDF
2019-092020-12-22990View PDF
2018-092019-05-14990View PDF
2017-092018-03-14990View PDF
2016-092017-08-03990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Lutheran World Relief

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)12/12: An Alliance for Year-Round Preparedness in Tahoua and Maradi, Niger$2,500,000
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...and 74 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of AgricultureFOOD FOR PROGRESS$2,893,052
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...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for Lutheran World Relief

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$50,427,370
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$532,248
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,076,692
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-12,832
Total revenues$52,023,478

Personnel at Lutheran World Relief

NameTitleCompensation
Amb Daniel SpeckhaOfficer - President and Chief Executive Officer$334,708
Daniel ServesPresident and Chief Executive Officer
James CoxChief Operations Officer$0
 Subscribe to viewChief of Party - Sesame$143,153
 Subscribe to viewVice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer$196,617
...and 40 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$52,023,478
2020
Yearly growth
7%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$40,631,724
2020
Yearly growth
-23.2%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$54,035,063
2020
Yearly growth
34.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
202
2020
Yearly growth
80.4%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Metro area
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
Website URL
lwr.org/ 
Phone
(410) 230-2700
Facebook page
LuthWorldRelief 
Twitter profile
@luthworldrelief 
IRS details
EIN
13-2574963
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1945
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
Q33: International Relief
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization