American Leprosy Missions

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American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to CURING and CARING for people affected by leprosy and related diseases.

Since 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than FOUR MILLION of the world's most neglected people including medical treatment and training, disease mapping and management, community development and pioneering research.

Contact information

Mailing address:
American Leprosy Missions
One Alm Way
Greenville, SC 29601


Phone: 800-543-3135

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 135562163

CEO/President: Mr. Bill Simmons

Chairman: Chris A. Hogue, M.B.A.

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1955

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


More than one billion men, women and children are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including leprosy and Buruli ulcer. These diseases affect the poorest and most neglected people and can lead to profound pain and suffering, lifelong disabilities, increased poverty, stigma and isolation.

For more than 100 years, the organization has acted as a channel of Christ's love, helping people suffering from these terrible diseases be healed and restored to lives of dignity and hope.

Today, American Leprosy Missions continues to lead a global fight against NTDs, working to cure and care for those affected, and actually end these devastating diseases in our time.

Mission statement

American Leprosy Missions exists to serve as a channel of Christ's love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating990 of 103381 of 85
Fund acquisition rating924 of 103580 of 85
Resource allocation rating690 of 103557 of 85
Asset utilization rating1006 of 103383 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$273,261$246,057$185,182$196,366$175,340
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$581,607$640,263$1,188,961$565,989$618,485
Long-term investments$7,259,453$8,025,576$9,129,114$9,431,996$4,938,142
Fixed assets$69,039$105,675$116,518$122,761$122,025
Other long-term assets$7,671,198$6,014,739$6,190,315$6,124,573$5,768,632
Total long-term assets$14,999,690$14,145,990$15,435,947$15,679,330$10,828,799
Total assets$15,581,297$14,786,253$16,624,908$16,245,319$11,447,284
Payables and accrued expenses$309,645$291,661$196,169$162,950$538,506
Other current liabilities$51,720$157,180$167,851$0$0
Total current liabilities$361,365$448,841$364,020$162,950$538,506
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$117,876$129,205$134,329$142,685$246,281
Total long-term liabilities$117,876$406,693$134,329$142,685$246,281
Total liabilities$479,241$855,534$498,349$305,635$784,787
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$6,516,843$6,605,815$8,713,791$8,647,824$3,532,940
With donor restrictions$8,585,213$7,324,904$7,412,768$7,291,860$7,129,557
Net assets$15,102,056$13,930,719$16,126,559$15,939,684$10,662,497
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Total contributions$21,870,469$10,661,623$13,465,316$19,277,069$13,123,786
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$124,814
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$115,641$125,818$118,702$205,927$291,522
Other revenue$876$12,738$8,348$1,180$2,331
Total other revenue$116,517$138,556$127,050$207,107$418,667
Total revenue$21,986,986$10,800,179$13,592,366$19,484,176$13,542,453
Program services$18,940,313$8,893,226$10,517,342$11,770,082$11,870,294
Management and general$1,220,600$1,024,287$621,326$499,083$415,799
Total expenses$23,246,822$13,059,729$13,642,297$14,614,575$14,980,451
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($1,259,836)($2,259,550)($49,931)$4,869,601($1,437,998)
Other changes in net assets$2,431,173$63,710$236,806$407,586$530,938
Total change in net assets$1,171,337($2,195,840)$186,875$5,277,187($907,060)


David W SimmonsPresident/CEO$203,303
Darren SchauppVP of Programs$140,805
Beverly H ElmoreVP of Finance$127,115
James OehrigChief Programs Officer$126,251
Christina Miller-ColtonVP of Development$119,566
Sarah HesshausVP of Bus. Process & Comm.$107,994
Stefanie WeilandVP Special Initiatives$84,722

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/11/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1906 - Thomas Bailey comes to New York seeking a stronger base of support for the London-based Mission to Lepers in India and the East. At his urging, The Committee for the U.S.A. of the Mission to Lepers in India and the East, the organization that would become American Leprosy Missions, is founded in New York City by a group of seven ministers, mission executives and businessmen. The meeting takes place in the home of William Jay Schieffelin in New York City.

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Program accomplishments

Last year, partners like you helped relieve suffering and restore hope to more than 200,000 men, women and children around the world.