WASHINGTON — In the latest update to its respected list of America’s top charities, Forbes ranked Lutheran Services in America 25th among a distinguished group of the nation’s largest nonprofits.
Forbes’ annual list measures the amount of private donations received during the most recent fiscal year for each organization. Lutheran Services in America — a national network of 300 health and human services organizations that reaches one in 50 people in the United States each year — attracted $626 million in private donations, nearly half a billion dollars more than the $181 million cutoff for this year’s list.
Over the past year, Lutheran Services in America launched consequential initiatives that address the policy and practice changes needed to achieve transformational change in communities across the country, including its Rural Aging Action Network to expand sustainable community-based services for older adults in underserved rural communities. It continued its development of groundbreaking initiatives to empower children, youth and families through its Results Innovation Lab, including its Results Network and Family Stabilization Initiative, which address disparities in the child welfare system and find new approaches for keeping families together. In keeping with its commitment to race equity, Lutheran Services in America created its Reimagining Diversity Collaborative and Race Equity Network to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and expand opportunities in our communities.
“We are expanding our reach at a critical time to empower people and communities with the generous support our network receives,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. “The Lutheran Services in America network has a long history of successfully reaching communities in need because of our longstanding relationships built on deep trust in addressing the challenges that people experience. The support received from private donations plays a large role in our efforts to innovate and make a significant difference in people’s lives.”
The Lutheran Services in America network provides services in 1,400 communities across 45 states.
About Lutheran Services in America
Lutheran Services in America is a national network of 300 health and human services organizations that reaches one in 50 people in the United States each year. Recognized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Forbes as one of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations, the Lutheran Services in America network operates with more than $23 billion in combined annual revenue. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Lutheran Services in America leads innovative collaborations with its member organizations and partners in philanthropy, academia, healthcare and business to address the most critical challenges in our communities and empower people to lead their best lives.
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