About Us

Who We Are

Latter-day Saint Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our purpose is to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance and provide opportunities for service. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Charities follows the admonition of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick and afflicted .

Unique in its support structure, Latter-day Saint Charities has access to the resources of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which include funding and local volunteer support. More than one million workdays of labor are contributed each year by volunteers in support of welfare initiatives.

We sponsor relief and development projects in 195 countries and territories and give assistance without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality. Aid is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability. Largely run with volunteer labor, we operate both independently and in cooperation with other charitable organizations and governments.

Our Key Partners

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Red Cross
  • Asociación Dominicana de Rehabilitación (ADR)
  • CARE International
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • Centro de Intergración Libre y Solidario de Argentina (CILSA)
  • Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)
  • Convoy of Hope
  • Fundación Solidaridad
  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
  • Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación “Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores”
  • International Medical Corps
  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)
  • Jhpiego
  • L.V. Prasad Eye Institute
  • Laerdal Global Health
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation: SightFirst
  • MedGlobal
  • Mercy Corps
  • Motivation Australia
  • Motivation Charitable Trust (U.K.)
  • Motivation Romania Foundation
  • Muslim Aid
  • One Acre Fund
  • Orbis International
  • Rahma Relief Foundation
  • Real Medicine Foundation (RMF)
  • Right To Play
  • Rotary International
  • Save the Children
  • ShelterBox USA
  • Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Centre (SNMRC)
  • Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC)
  • Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance
  • Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
  • UCP Wheels for Humanity Indonesia (UCPRUK)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Foundation (Measles and Rubella Initiative)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Water For People
  • WaterAid
  • World Food Programme (WFP)