Lutheran Services in America

The information on this page was last updated 1/1/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Our national network model accelerates transformational change. Headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in the heart of Capitol Hill, Lutheran Services in America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving a healthier, more equitable future for people and communities in the United States. The Lutheran Services in America network reaches one in 50 people in America each year. Our national network is united in its mission to transform lives and communities. Built on deep trust, open exchange and shared values, our national network model uniquely positions us to mobilize around ambitious goals and address complex challenges facing people and communities today.

Our shared calling to love and care for our neighbor is a force for bringing people and resources together to solve problems-impacting communities at scale-in ways that go beyond what any one organization can achieve on its own.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Lutheran Services in America
100 Maryland Ave NE
Ste 500
Washington, DC 20002

Website: lutheranservices.org

Phone: 800-664-3848

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 363304707

CEO/President: Alesia Frerichs

Chairman: Colleen Frankenfield

Board size: 12

Founder: Lutheran organizations

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

We envision a network of connected, strong and thriving Lutheran social ministries that transform the lives of people and communities.


Mission statement

We champion Lutheran social ministry by building valuable connections, amplifying our voices and empowering our members in their mission to answer God's call to love and serve our neighbor.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating343 of 110445 of 122
Fund acquisition rating599 of 110555 of 122
Resource allocation rating133 of 110535 of 122
Asset utilization rating572 of 110462 of 122

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%6%4%3%7%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%5%3%2%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%74%80%85%69%57%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%5%5%6%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%26%20%15%31%43%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%86%83%84%80%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%115%70%49%85%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%99%58%41%68%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-15%30%51%15%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-11%23%64%26%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%10%12%11%14%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.840.730.480.550.851.10
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.741.011.021.041.091.13
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.720.730.490.570.931.25
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.0711.4111.4613.222.982.43
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.090.090.080.340.41
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.2714.9322.5119.458.615.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%11%12%12%42%51%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%1%1%3%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
101%123%185%160%68%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$5,961,705$6,834,128$5,138,820$3,616,188$2,745,040
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$189,583$130,349$177,685$155,990$384,433
Short-term investments$2,505,705$2,306,171$2,259,265$122,523$110,870
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,656,993$9,270,648$7,575,770$3,894,701$3,240,343
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$27,231$133,397$236,431$337,511$435,575
Other long-term assets$47,323$69,324$42,704$11,532$0
Total long-term assets$74,554$202,721$279,135$349,043$435,575
Total assets$8,731,547$9,473,369$7,854,905$4,243,744$3,675,918
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$408,008$206,082$290,286$681,122$700,435
Other current liabilities$350,621$602,535$282,747$624,071$632,654
Total current liabilities$758,629$808,617$573,033$1,305,193$1,333,089
Debt$119,326$130,459$104,995$118,650$89,097
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$63,720$199,972$276,327$349,590$435,851
Total long-term liabilities$183,046$330,431$381,322$468,240$524,948
Total liabilities$941,675$1,139,048$954,355$1,773,433$1,858,037
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$4,836,698$4,581,733$4,954,847$1,410,245$1,207,568
With donor restrictions$2,953,174$3,752,588$1,945,703$1,060,066$610,313
Net assets$7,789,872$8,334,321$6,900,550$2,470,311$1,817,881
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$4,063,185$5,142,956$7,447,822$2,920,438$2,324,595
Program service revenue$452,653$291,377$305,465$319,624$727,579
Membership dues$905,157$876,750$875,552$957,804$955,010
Investment income$75,935$113,948$109,546$52,774$40,265
Other revenue$5,790$6,852$11,991$9,231$14,289
Total other revenue$1,439,535$1,288,927$1,302,554$1,339,433$1,737,143
Total revenue$5,502,720$6,431,883$8,750,376$4,259,871$4,061,738
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$5,429,565$3,756,668$3,628,199$2,891,485$3,279,174
Management and general$659,738$531,446$496,645$500,212$544,209
Fundraising$259,597$223,308$195,293$215,744$214,900
Total expenses$6,348,900$4,511,422$4,320,137$3,607,441$4,038,283
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($846,180)$1,920,461$4,430,239$652,430$23,455
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($846,180)$1,920,461$4,430,239$652,430$23,455

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Charlotte HaberaeckerPresident/CEO$282,788
Alesia FrerichsVP Member Engagement$190,453
Deborah HoeslyVP Development$173,564
Wendy BeachVP External Communications$161,570
Stanley BermanCFO$48,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


Response from ministry

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History

In 1997, 300 Lutheran health and human services nonprofit organizations across 1,400 communities founded Lutheran Services in America, along with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).


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