Religion, Spiritual Development

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/

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Mission Statement

LDS Philanthropies acts as the philanthropic fund-raising and correlating department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its affiliated charitable organizations.

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Organizational activities in all continents of the earth (over 178 countries).

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer

Self-reported

President Thomas S. Monson

Keywords

Self-reported

LDS Church, Humanitarian Services, Disaster Relief, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Polynesian Cultural Center, Brigham Young University-Idaho, LDS Business College, Perpetual Education Fund, Mormon, Education,Latter-day Saints,Church of Jesus Christ,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,Latter Day Saints

EIN

23-7300405

Physical Address

JSM 2E 15 East South Temple Street

Salt Lake City, 84150 6911

Also Known As

LDS Church

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Donations, principally from Church members but also from people around the world, are used to make relief projects possible. One hundred percent of the donations given to the Church’s humanitarian services are used for relief efforts. The Church absorbs its own overhead costs.
The humanitarian services arm of the Church sponsors five ongoing global projects to help people become more self-reliant. Initiatives include neonatal resuscitation training, clean water projects, wheelchair distribution, vision treatment and measles vaccinations.
Since 1985 $327.6 million in cash and $884.9 million in humanitarian materials have been delivered to relief and humanitarian projects.
Philanthropic support is generously provide by donors to the four institutions of higher education operated by the Church: Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Brigham Young University-Hawaii and LDS Business College.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

LDS Philanthropies specifically serves Humanitarian Services (including Latter-day Saint Charities), the international Perpetual Education Fund, the General Missionary Fund, the Church History Fund, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Brigham Young University-Idaho, LDS Business College and the Polynesian Cultural Center. LDS Philanthropies serves a number of charitable programs and projects which are world-wide in scope. See: http://www.lds.org/ldsfoundation for a list of current programs and projects.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Organizational activities in all continents of the earth (over 178 countries).

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Operations

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Leadership

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Principal Officer

President Thomas S. Monson

BIO

President Monson has been the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 2008. He has served as a General Authority of the Church since 1963. He is the world-wide leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with its 12 million plus members. President Monson is known as a world recognized religious leader, speaker, author, humanitarian and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

President Thomas S. Monson

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?