The Luke Commission

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Summary

The Luke Commission serves the most isolated and underserved people of Eswatini with free, comprehensive, compassionate health care. At the fixed-site Miracle Campus in central Eswatini, the TLC team provides outpatient, inpatient, emergency, surgical, and specialty care. Across Eswatini, TLC delivers mobile health services through over 100 outreaches annually.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Luke Commission
PO Box 1335
Sagle, ID 83860

Website: lukecommission.org

Phone: 866-351-1254

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 208635797

CEO/President: Harry and Echo VanderWal

Chairman: Frans Johannes Pienaar (Eswatini)/Jim McKee (US)

Board size: 12

Founder: Harry and Echo VanderWal

Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Purpose

To end the isolation of underserved communities to quality healthcare.

For many Emaswati, lack of transport prevents access to health services. With 70% of the population residing in rural communities, many Emaswati are not able to afford or even to find transportation to urban health care facilities.

With outreaches across the Kingdom of Eswatini and an innovative transport sponsorship program to transport patients to the Miracle Campus, TLC ensures patients get the care they need. In addition to rural communities, other underserved communities reached by TLC include factories and peri-urban/semi-rural communities.


Mission statement

To deliver compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to the most isolated and underserved populations of southern Africa in collaboration with local communities, government, corporate, and non-profit partners.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating333 of 102240 of 128
Fund acquisition rating198 of 102529 of 128
Resource allocation rating156 of 102515 of 128
Asset utilization rating889 of 1022112 of 128

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
4%2%3%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%2%3%2%2%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%98%98%97%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%4%2%3%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%2%2%3%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%92%87%92%91%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%93%86%94%75%81%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%85%75%86%68%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%7%14%6%25%19%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%7%15%6%27%27%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%6%9%6%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.150.730.870.920.731.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.272.712.021.741.632.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.631.981.761.601.192.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
21.021.6111.3411.177.623.91
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.620.090.090.130.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.792.316.226.818.784.31
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%25%4%5%8%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%2%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%102%110%103%126%87%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$168,836$317,010$631,535$602,007$372,483
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,847,529$3,614,321$3,264,206$3,423,297$2,058,700
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,016,365$3,931,331$3,895,741$4,025,304$2,431,183
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,820,687$3,995,341$2,882,184$2,518,838$2,407,811
Other long-term assets$56,139$0$0$0$157,000
Total long-term assets$6,876,826$3,995,341$2,882,184$2,518,838$2,564,811
Total assets$10,893,191$7,926,672$6,777,925$6,544,142$4,995,994
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$2,403,902$320,483$279,294$248,514$315,221
Other current liabilities$83,342$26,275$69,328$280,037$306,232
Total current liabilities$2,487,244$346,758$348,622$528,551$621,453
Debt$262,684$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$262,684$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,749,928$346,758$348,622$528,551$621,453
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,143,263$7,579,914$6,429,303$6,015,591$4,374,541
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$8,143,263$7,579,914$6,429,303$6,015,591$4,374,541
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$8,370,068$7,913,433$6,516,275$6,206,119$6,127,483
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,066$20,947($5,761)$0$697
Other revenue$131,228$102,494$151,380$175,194$92,160
Total other revenue$158,294$123,441$145,619$175,194$92,857
Total revenue$8,528,362$8,036,874$6,661,894$6,381,313$6,220,340
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$7,286,393$6,041,220$5,730,105$4,339,316$4,621,833
Management and general$503,102$619,622$386,639$309,673$306,736
Fundraising$167,741$258,160$130,164$129,747$109,985
Total expenses$7,957,236$6,919,002$6,246,908$4,778,736$5,038,554
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$571,126$1,117,872$414,986$1,602,577$1,181,786
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$571,126$1,117,872$414,986$1,602,577$1,181,786

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Echo VanderWal PCExec Dir/Chief Clinical Officer$84,000
Harry VanderWal MDExec Dir/Chief Medical Officer$84,000
Brian SchmelzenbachBoard Member/Dir of Staff Develop.$36,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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History

TLC was founded in 2005 at the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Eswatini. In 2005, no treatment for HIV/AIDS existed. Harry & Echo VanderWal moved to Eswatini with their three-year-old triplets and one-year-old baby with the goal of providing compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to as many people as possible-especially those suffering complications of HIV/AIDS.

Staff for the first outreaches included Harry, Echo, their children, and a translator. Based in a rented house near Manzini, Eswatini, the TLC staff soon grew to 15. Leaving before dark and arriving home after dark, the staff conducted more and more outreaches every year, reaching increasing numbers of people.

In 2013, TLC acquired the land that is now the Miracle Campus. In the years following, the TLC team constructed over a dozen buildings on campus, turning the Miracle Campus into a self-contained hub for serving the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Today, with over 500 staff, the TLC staff is 98% Emaswati. Between on-campus and outreach efforts, hundreds of patients from across Eswatini are welcomed each day for compassionate, comprehensive care.


Program accomplishments

https://www.lukecommission.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/TLC_ImpactReport_2021.pdf


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