The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

Rating: 3.71 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Education, International, Religion

Location: c/o LDS Philanthropies Department 50 E North Temple St Salt Lake City UT 84150 USA

Mission: LDS Philanthropies acts as the philanthropic fund-raising and correlating agency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its affiliated charitable organizations.
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Rating: 2 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Bill Gates has done more for education with his donations to the UNCF than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ever will. And when Lakota people were dying in the Dakotas for lack of propane this past winter, the church was spending money to build condominiums in Philadelphia. The Maya children of Guatemala suffer malnourishment as high as 80%. What did the LDS church do? It built a multibillion dollar mall in Salt Lake City for the wealthy to shop in. Think about how much of a difference that money would have made in helping the Maya peoples instead of a shopping center in Utah. Other nonprofits do far more to help make the world better.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Revoke their tax exempt status throughout the world and require full financial transparency.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

100% goes to humanitarian, The church picks up the overhead of running the humanitarian efferts. I don't think there is another oraganization that can say that.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This organization supposedly has the worth of billions of dollars yet there is no financial disclosure. I have contributed to this organization in the past but will refrain from doing so due to its secretive financial stance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving a week's worth of food at a time when we had no work. My husband was embarrassed by the degrading treatment he received from the bishop from whom he had to ask for the help. We decided not to ask for assistance again from this organization due to the way he was treated even though we continued to be contributing members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would allow all to participate in decision-making, women as well as men. Currently only male members are able to hold executive positions.

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