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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, International, International Relief, Religion

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.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated time, money, and charity rendering service to this establishment for years and will continue to do so for the rest of my life in great joy and gladness as this organization's resources benefit all mankind around the world.
If one were to volunteer behind the scenes and witness just how far reaching the charity and service this establishment offers to the community as well as across the nation and all mankind on the earth, one would never question the leaders decisions as to where the money is rendered useful as it is not wasted. Careful, prayerful consideration and planning down to the last detail is had before the money is rendered useful in our community, the entire nation, or the world, to best serve those in need for optimal benefit. Financial planning and investing is wise and prudent because that is using resources to grow money expotentially, and in turn given in service or charity work as there are options.
The goal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints is to serve our friends, neighbors, and all mankind everywhere exceptionally, rendering fellowship, upliftment, and love; to serve God and the Savior of the world; Jesus Christ.
All who become involved volunteering, donating time, money, talents and resources to sacrifice or render service to this organization will find fulfillment, pupose and meaning, and much joy in their offering, as there is no other establishment like this one in the entire world. You will feel closer to God and Jesus Christ than you ever have before.
Those on the outside of this organization looking in can't possibly comprehend the potential joy and fulfillment to be had waiting for them on the inside. All are welcome to come inside from the cares of the world to find happiness, safety, and serenity unified in a spirit of joyful contentment, love and gratitude for services given and recieved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated time and money to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for decades. I noticed some comments on the site from individuals offering disapproval and making claims that sound as if the nonprofit money was used to build a mall. I just wanted to clarify that there are business arms to the church that are separate from nonprofit. If there was moneys used by the Church to build a mall, then it was not pulled from the nonprofit arm of the church. Nonprofit money goes to the aid of the individuals or groups who are in need and many unpaid hours go in to that so that moneys donated are actually put 100% toward whichever cause it goes to. I understand that there are frustrations experienced by those who have been disillusioned by the church for various reasons and so they use there review as an opportunity to vent. I believe that the church bears no malice toward these individuals but rather it is my experience that all people are viewed as of equal value in the eyes of God. I will continue to donate my time and money because the LDS church not only donates the money, time, resources, but also does so with tremendous love and heart. This is truly an organization that wants to bless the world.

2

Donor

Rating: 1

There is no transparency into where your money is going. On the donation slip it says the church can use it for any purpose no matter what category you put it under.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

This organization has spent more money on a multi-billion-dollar mall than it has in 35 years of humanitarian aid. After almost going bankrupt with real estate investments, they now refuse to disclose their finances. Donations are not guaranteed to go to their intended purposes. Give money to a more transparent organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed by this organization before. When I lived in Indiana I saw how contributions from the organization helped my community when it was flooded.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a happy donor to this organization and love what it does!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 1

This is not a true non profit. They lie about what they spend your money on. I have given thousands to this church only to see them spend it on building a mega mall in SLC and fight against gay marriage in the government. I am sure non of my money went to help failies in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that the money donated will be used wisely to benefit people all over the world. They do and help more people than we will ever comprehend. It is an example of how we should live by serving, helping and caring for each other.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Look I have been out of work and the church has been helping me by paying some of my bills and providing food for us. I also get to help out by serving in the Bishop Store House, which this helps me feel good. I am helping back not just taking. I have also seen many other people have been benefited by it. Just go to the Humanitarian Center. The Church has been there in many other places....they don't just help members they help other people. They have provided medical services where none has been...they helped out Germany with wheat after WWII or I....many pounds of wheat was sent on train carts. They also have Family Services to help out with counseling (these are licensed counselors) .

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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.