Lutheran Services in America

The information on this page was last updated 12/12/2022. 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: Charlotte Haberaecker

Chairman: Darrell Gordon

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 rating257 of 102220 of 82
Fund acquisition rating228 of 102516 of 82
Resource allocation rating325 of 102532 of 82
Asset utilization rating566 of 102248 of 82

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%4%2%7%9%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%3%2%5%5%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%94%95%69%57%55%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%5%5%6%5%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%6%5%31%43%45%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%83%84%80%81%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
87%70%49%85%99%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
68%58%41%68%81%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
13%30%51%15%1%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%23%64%26%1%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%12%11%14%13%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.750.480.550.851.101.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.161.021.041.091.131.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.690.490.570.931.251.44
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.2011.4613.222.982.434.45
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.090.080.340.410.22
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.3622.5119.458.615.676.46
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%12%12%42%51%26%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%1%1%3%2%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
117%185%160%68%45%51%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$6,834,128$5,138,820$3,616,188$2,745,040$2,159,845
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$130,349$177,685$155,990$384,433$160,310
Short-term investments$2,306,171$2,259,265$122,523$110,870$103,986
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,270,648$7,575,770$3,894,701$3,240,343$2,424,141
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$133,397$236,431$337,511$435,575$0
Other long-term assets$69,324$42,704$11,532$0$0
Total long-term assets$202,721$279,135$349,043$435,575$0
Total assets$9,473,369$7,854,905$4,243,744$3,675,918$2,424,141
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$206,082$290,286$681,122$700,435$269,940
Other current liabilities$602,535$282,747$624,071$632,654$274,823
Total current liabilities$808,617$573,033$1,305,193$1,333,089$544,763
Debt$130,459$104,995$118,650$89,097$84,952
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$199,972$276,327$349,590$435,851$0
Total long-term liabilities$330,431$381,322$468,240$524,948$84,952
Total liabilities$1,139,048$954,355$1,773,433$1,858,037$629,715
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,581,733$4,954,847$1,410,245$1,207,568$1,504,959
With donor restrictions$3,752,588$1,945,703$1,060,066$610,313$289,467
Net assets$8,334,321$6,900,550$2,470,311$1,817,881$1,794,426
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$6,019,706$8,323,374$2,920,438$2,324,595$2,018,488
Program service revenue$291,377$305,465$319,624$727,579$655,952
Membership dues$0$0$957,804$955,010$925,528
Investment income$113,948$109,546$52,774$40,265$32,584
Other revenue$6,852$11,991$9,231$14,289$33,421
Total other revenue$412,177$427,002$1,339,433$1,737,143$1,647,485
Total revenue$6,431,883$8,750,376$4,259,871$4,061,738$3,665,973
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$3,756,668$3,628,199$2,891,485$3,279,174$2,760,387
Management and general$531,446$496,645$500,212$544,209$513,686
Fundraising$223,308$195,293$215,744$214,900$219,012
Total expenses$4,511,422$4,320,137$3,607,441$4,038,283$3,493,085
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,920,461$4,430,239$652,430$23,455$172,888
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,920,461$4,430,239$652,430$23,455$172,888

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Charlotte HaberaeckerPresident/CEO$272,525
Alesia FrerichsVP Member Engagement$165,635
Jennifer BeltzVP External Communications$164,787
Stanley BermanCFO$48,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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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