About

Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.

OVER 60 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES THROUGH POWERFUL LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves.

Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has worked in international development and relief since 1945.

Lutheran World Relief works to fight poverty and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves. Your support provides the foundation for LWR’s work.

YOU SUPPORT US:
By generously sustaining our “hand up” rather than “hand out” approach that empowers people and respects their God-given dignity.

WE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS:
By providing the resources and training they need for successful projects that address the root causes of poverty.

OUR PARTNERS SUPPORT THEIR COMMUNITIES:
By sharing the lessons they’ve learned and investing in their community, they multiply the impact so that future generations have the chance to thrive.

Donations Go To

Lutheran World Relief, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 13-2574963)