aka Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, LMM   |   Cleveland, OH   |
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EIN: 34-1043756


To promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right relationships) through a Christian ministry of service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting.

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President & CEO

Maria Foschia

Main address

4515 Superior Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44103 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Population served info


LGBTQ people

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Advocacy Agency and Social Services

Focusing on Housing & Shelter, Workforce Development, and Health & Wellness Services, LMM creates innovative programs that serve with people who are homeless, youth who are at-risk, older adults who are vulnerable, people impacted by the criminal justice system, and individuals with behavioral health needs.

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Affiliations & memberships

Lutheran Services in America 2018

United Way Member Agency 2018

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.88 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 30% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LUTHERAN METROPOLITAN MINISTRY’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,483,713 -$3,057,594 $732,636 $1,817,223 $548,783
As % of expenses 35.1% -33.4% 4.9% 11.2% 4.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,410,510 -$3,304,042 $485,799 $1,580,884 $298,041
As % of expenses 34.1% -35.2% 3.2% 9.6% 2.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $11,153,996 $9,493,586 $16,864,775 $17,759,604 $13,414,429
Total revenue, % change over prior year 10.9% -14.9% 77.6% 5.3% -24.5%
Program services revenue 8.4% 13.0% 4.5% 3.8% 5.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income -1.1% 4.8% 2.6% 2.5% 0.4%
Government grants 61.1% 64.3% 77.0% 69.8% 71.6%
All other grants and contributions 31.2% 17.9% 15.9% 23.9% 22.5%
Other revenue 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $9,932,786 $9,149,840 $14,958,998 $16,241,321 $12,140,958
Total expenses, % change over prior year -4.1% -7.9% 63.5% 8.6% -25.2%
Personnel 69.4% 70.6% 50.0% 46.5% 56.5%
Professional fees 2.1% 2.4% 1.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 3.3% 3.0% 2.6% 4.0% 3.7%
Interest 1.1% 1.1% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 24.1% 22.9% 45.7% 47.9% 39.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $10,005,989 $9,396,288 $15,205,835 $16,477,660 $12,391,700
One month of savings $827,732 $762,487 $1,246,583 $1,353,443 $1,011,747
Debt principal payment $426,897 $0 $0 $1,227,297 $100,974
Fixed asset additions $0 $6,343,462 $0 $489,327 $616,022
Total full costs (estimated) $11,260,618 $16,502,237 $16,452,418 $19,547,727 $14,120,443

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.6 3.9 2.4 2.8 4.1
Months of cash and investments 6.9 8.7 5.7 6.8 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.4 3.1 2.2 3.0 3.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,131,880 $2,952,211 $3,024,935 $3,801,043 $4,196,593
Investments $3,596,418 $3,677,628 $4,113,134 $5,339,071 $4,033,327
Receivables $6,989,941 $1,269,861 $3,571,707 $2,433,443 $2,879,078
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,903,179 $9,305,768 $9,477,000 $9,935,274 $10,427,387
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.4% 26.6% 28.3% 29.0% 28.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 22.2% 21.7% 24.5% 16.0% 17.6%
Unrestricted net assets $6,098,802 $7,346,075 $7,831,874 $9,412,758 $9,710,799
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,067,720 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,483,595 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $4,551,315 $4,264,402 $5,459,860 $6,318,506 $6,113,672
Total net assets $10,650,117 $11,610,477 $13,291,734 $15,731,264 $15,824,471

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Maria Foschia

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data


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There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
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