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LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC

Providing access to quality education for people at the margins

aka LPGM, Lutheran Partners   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  https://lutheranpartners.org

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LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC

EIN: 41-1818525


Mission

Vision: LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Mission: LPGM improves access to quality education for people at the margins, especially women and girls. We work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Rev Daniel P. Ruth

Main address

4570 W 77th St Suite 124

Minneapolis, MN 55435 USA

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EIN

41-1818525

Subject area info

Religion

International development

International exchange

Population served info

Children and youth

Women and girls

Indigenous peoples

Christians

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

International Exchanges (Q23)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People around the world are disconnected from each other, and too many do not have the resources or opportunities they need to thrive.

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?

Central African Republic

The Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic has identified programs and projects that will improve the physical and spiritual lives of their constituents. We have partnered with local congregations and individuals to fund the development, building and ongoing programming of a center for women, an HIV/AIDS clinic, a heath center, village health and nutritional counseling, safe water, and transportation and resources for local pastors and church leaders.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We partner with Lutheran churches in India in childhood education by supporting 1300 children through an individual child sponsorship program. We provide funding and encouragement to nearly 100 small church-owned schools through English+ programs and a community college.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

For most young women in the rural villages of Alta Verapaz, education beyond 6th grade is out of reach. Facing limited resources, many parents send only their sons away to school. LPGM helps to fund scholarships for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys, but also feel empowered in earning their own tuition, and the Leadership Training workshop also builds their self-esteem and confidence.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Women and girls

LPGM works to improve the safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency of adolescent girls in Tanzania (predominantly Maasai) who are in imminent danger of early marriage, domestic abuse, rape, and/or female genital cutting.

We also work to provide secondary school-based and community-based programs that address the root causes of violence against women and girls.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Meets Standards 2021

Charities Review Council

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Children whose education and boarding home life is sponsored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

India

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Project Education India provides sponsor support in 6 boarding homes in Tamil Nadu, India. which includes shelter, food, clothing, medical care & school supplies for primary & secondary students.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Long-standing global partners are in the Central African Republic, Guatemala, India and Tanzania. We supported a partner in Rwanda in 2023.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Guatemala

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Young Q'eqchi' Maya women receiving agroecology, life skills, nutrition, hygiene and leadership training through a 25-day program. Their knowledge ripples to their families and villages.

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Tribal and indigenous religious groups

Related Program

Tanzania

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students in several schools learn the root causes of violence against females and how to address a person's rights. Young Maasai girls find physical refuge in a designated Safe House.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries, and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

LPGM provides access to quality education to people at the margins -- particularly women and girls. We work with local partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.

Partner Diversity: The international partners with whom we work are extremely diverse from South America, to Africa to Asia, most from levels of low socio-economic status. The projects that are supported are led and managed by these global partners. We take their lead on what they determine to be the needs of their local community. In this respect, there is a great deal of diversity and inclusion in the context of their culture. While all partnerships are based on the same religion (Christian) the recipients of their projects cross over that boundary. LPGM is honored to have a number of partner congregation in the United States who are very innovative in how engage their member in global ministry. Working with this network we are constantly refining our work so it has the biggest impact possible.

Partner Philosophy: Instead of arriving in a country/global location and prescribing what needs to be done, we ask our partners what they need and how those needs are prioritized. Then we begin conversations about how LPGM can be of assistance and walk alongside them as a partner. We know from experience that our global partners are interested in the marginalized of society who are certainly under-represented in general.

Budget: Budgets are set annually, and approved by our board of directors.

We are proud to share many of our annual successes with the public and current/future donors. Our annual report highlights both our programmatic accomplishments as well as our financial position. We hope viewers can review this report which highlights our progress to date.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 12.31.2022 LPGM Audit 2021 LPGM Audit Report 2020 2020 Audit Report 2019 2019 Audited Financial Statement
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

9.41

Average of 50.96 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.3

Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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 PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC’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 -$141,355 -$32,593 $88,514 $2,592 -$27,399
As % of expenses -13.4% -3.6% 10.5% 0.3% -2.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$147,882 -$38,879 $84,020 $542 -$27,399
As % of expenses -14.0% -4.3% 9.9% 0.1% -2.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $931,340 $875,603 $876,035 $1,020,206 $949,772
Total revenue, % change over prior year 7.7% -6.0% 0.0% 16.5% -6.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.2% 2.7% 0.7% 1.9% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 89.2% 97.3% 99.5% 99.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 7.6% 0.0% -0.2% -0.9% -0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,050,998 $906,666 $841,510 $987,368 $986,619
Total expenses, % change over prior year -10.4% -13.7% -7.2% 17.3% -0.1%
Personnel 29.3% 35.1% 33.7% 30.7% 32.3%
Professional fees 1.7% 2.3% 2.1% 1.7% 1.7%
Occupancy 4.0% 4.8% 5.3% 2.3% 1.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 60.5% 53.0% 54.5% 60.2% 60.0%
All other expenses 4.5% 4.8% 4.4% 5.0% 4.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,057,525 $912,952 $846,004 $989,418 $986,619
One month of savings $87,583 $75,556 $70,126 $82,281 $82,218
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,145,108 $988,508 $916,130 $1,071,699 $1,068,837

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 3.4 2.5 2.0 2.3
Months of cash and investments 10.3 10.8 11.9 10.4 10.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.7 8.5 10.4 8.9 8.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $218,357 $253,113 $175,191 $165,420 $186,343
Investments $679,545 $560,573 $659,391 $690,450 $639,663
Receivables $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $67,123 $47,912 $45,787 $30,768 $30,118
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 81.1% 85.3% 95.5% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.6% 4.6% 1.3% 0.9% 9.7%
Unrestricted net assets $689,478 $650,599 $734,619 $735,161 $707,762
Temporarily restricted net assets $152,655 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $152,655 $154,185 $100,196 $117,667 $105,012
Total net assets $842,133 $804,784 $834,815 $852,828 $812,774

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No Yes No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Executive Director

Rev Daniel P. Ruth

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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LUTHERAN PARTNERS IN GLOBAL MINISTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

DeAne Lagerquist

No Affiliation

Term: 2023 - 2025

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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 10/10/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/30/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.