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.


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating994 of 1076126 of 142
Fund acquisition rating859 of 107799 of 142
Resource allocation rating653 of 107786 of 142
Asset utilization rating1063 of 1076140 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$272,053$117,882$284,389$365,349$1,450,816
Short-term investments$0$11,252$10,919$9,669$9,255
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,994,297$1,747,956$2,024,820$2,679,193$2,653,598
Long-term investments$14,828,746$11,891,950$11,638,409$10,713,813$10,459,333
Fixed assets$777,882$839,587$864,755$849,706$827,775
Other long-term assets$536,094$544,663$245,748$320,490$251,536
Total long-term assets$16,142,722$13,276,200$12,748,912$11,884,009$11,538,644
Total assets$18,137,019$15,024,156$14,773,732$14,563,202$14,192,242
Payables and accrued expenses$219,852$154,667$211,424$197,924$183,129
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$219,852$154,667$211,424$197,924$183,129
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,098,000$1,149,407$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,000,000
Total liabilities$1,317,852$1,304,074$1,311,424$1,297,924$1,183,129
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$12,775,066$9,866,378$9,952,067$9,027,122$7,933,996
With donor restrictions$4,044,101$3,853,704$3,510,241$4,238,156$5,075,117
Net assets$16,819,167$13,720,082$13,462,308$13,265,278$13,009,113
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,572,787$4,800,795$4,813,659$5,082,861$4,919,241
Program service revenue$46,269$52,444$130,878$110,146$39,077
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$595,043$220,835$219,491$279,917$244,442
Other revenue$0$7$524$605$800
Total other revenue$641,312$273,286$350,893$390,668$284,319
Total revenue$6,214,099$5,074,081$5,164,552$5,473,529$5,203,560
Program services$3,510,651$3,860,755$4,086,306$4,317,347$4,288,077
Management and general$452,432$387,874$552,237$483,793$447,591
Total expenses$4,453,469$4,793,616$5,216,688$5,303,523$5,299,724
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,760,630$280,465($52,136)$170,006($96,164)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,760,630$280,465($52,136)$170,006($96,164)


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

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/1/2022. 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!

Program accomplishments

254,199 total jobs
15,028 jobs created
$12,773,363 loans distributed
239,174 jobs sustained