EIN 13-2574963

Lutheran World Relief

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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...
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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.

Who funds Lutheran World Relief

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)12/12: An Alliance for Year-Round Preparedness in Tahoua and Maradi, Niger$2,500,000
Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing (ICF)General Support$983,598
Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)Resilience: Community-Led Food Crisis Recovery in the Sahel Ii$975,000
...and 70 more grants received totalling $7,908,613
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of AgricultureFOOD FOR PROGRESS$2,893,052
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS (NIGER)$695,032
...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Lutheran World Relief

Amb Daniel SpeckhaOfficer - President and Chief Executive Officer$334,708
Ambassador Daniel V. SpeckhardChief Executive Officer
Daniel ServesPresident and Chief Executive Officer
James CoxChief Operations Officer$0
Joann TheysVice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer$196,617
...and 21 more key personnel

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

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

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $983,598 from Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing (ICF)
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 22, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsInternational-focused organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironmentHuman servicesFood and nutritionForeign affairsInternational developmentPublic safety
LobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donationsEndowed support
General information
700 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21230
Metro area
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
Baltimore City, MD
Website URL
(410) 230-2700
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q33: International Relief
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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Central organization
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