Partners Worldwide

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Partners Worldwide aspires to end poverty so that all may have life and have it abundantly.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Partners Worldwide
6139 Tahoe Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Phone: 616-818-4900

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 383293173

CEO/President: Doug Seebeck

Chairman: Sandy Johnson

Board size: 14

Founder: Doug Seebeck

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Connecting business and professional people in global partnerships focused on business growth and job creation which transform the lives of all involved.

Mission statement

To mobilize a global Christian network that uses business as a way to create flourishing economic environments through partnerships with community institutions that build up permanent local capacity and catalyze entrepreneurs and job creators.

Statement of faith

Partners Worldwide affirms the historic Christian faith as professed in the Apostle's Creed and Nicene Creed. The specific foundation of our ministry is based in the book of Genesis and these truths:

- Every human being is an image-bearer of God.

- We see ordinary daily work as a gift from God, a primary way that humanity images God and a joyful expression of the stewardship of creation. (Genesis 1:26).

In the light of this biblical perspective, every member of Partners Worldwide is engaged in lifelong Christian ministry in his or her ordinary, daily work. Further, we are disciples of Christ in the marketplace, answering Christ's mandate to serve the poor. (Matthew 25:35-40)
Businesspeople have unique skills and therefore a special calling to create ethical businesses and provide opportunities for all to image God in satisfying, daily work.
We partner with local community institutions to catalyze entrepreneurs and job creators especially in areas of high unemployment and poverty.
As ambassadors of the reconciliation of all things, we are called to remove barriers and overcome debilitating conditions. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20) (Colossians 1:19-20)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating899 of 103368 of 79
Fund acquisition rating842 of 103561 of 79
Resource allocation rating436 of 103536 of 79
Asset utilization rating992 of 103376 of 79

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$117,882$284,389$365,349$1,450,816$2,477,174
Short-term investments$11,252$10,919$9,669$9,255$602,032
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,747,956$2,024,820$2,679,193$2,653,598$4,503,734
Long-term investments$11,891,950$11,638,409$10,713,813$10,459,333$8,365,822
Fixed assets$839,587$864,755$849,706$827,775$801,839
Other long-term assets$544,663$245,748$320,490$251,536$245,572
Total long-term assets$13,276,200$12,748,912$11,884,009$11,538,644$9,413,233
Total assets$15,024,156$14,773,732$14,563,202$14,192,242$13,916,967
Payables and accrued expenses$154,667$211,424$197,924$183,129$213,762
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$154,667$211,424$197,924$183,129$213,762
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,149,407$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
Total liabilities$1,304,074$1,311,424$1,297,924$1,183,129$1,213,762
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$9,866,378$9,952,067$9,027,122$7,933,996$6,853,775
With donor restrictions$3,853,704$3,510,241$4,238,156$5,075,117$5,849,430
Net assets$13,720,082$13,462,308$13,265,278$13,009,113$12,703,205
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,800,795$4,813,659$5,082,861$4,919,241$4,466,800
Program service revenue$52,444$130,878$110,146$39,077$41,263
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$220,835$219,491$279,917$244,442$169,883
Other revenue$7$524$605$800$1,713
Total other revenue$273,286$350,893$390,668$284,319$212,859
Total revenue$5,074,081$5,164,552$5,473,529$5,203,560$4,679,659
Program services$3,860,755$4,086,306$4,317,347$4,288,077$3,960,485
Management and general$387,874$552,237$483,793$447,591$350,599
Total expenses$4,793,616$5,216,688$5,303,523$5,299,724$4,796,777
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$280,465($52,136)$170,006($96,164)($117,118)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$280,465($52,136)$170,006($96,164)($117,118)


Doug SeebeckPresident/CEO$132,387
Linda CahoonSenior Controller$77,707

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 1/4/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Rewind to 1997. In a small corner of East Africa, a group of Kenyan and North American businesspeople came together to ask: "Is there a way for businesspeople to become part of the solution to ending poverty?" With a resounding "YES!" Partners for Christian Development was born. First under the umbrella of World Renew in Kenya, Partners for Christian Development established itself as a global, faith-motivated ministry. In 2005, in response to greater interdenominational involvement, Partners Worldwide was established as an independent ministry.

Over 20 years later, Partners Worldwide now operates in five global regions spanning over 30 countries. Across the world, we partner with passionate people like you to end poverty through business!

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