American Leprosy Missions, Inc.


American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian, non-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It currently funds projects and partners throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas. During its more than 100-year history, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, prevention of disability, community development and vaccine research. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
One Alm Way
Greenville, SC 29601-9948


Phone: (864) 271-7040


Organization details

EIN: 135562163

CEO/President: Mr. Bill Simmons

Chairman: Mr. Stephen R. Genheimer, Ph.D.

Board size: 11


Year founded: 1906

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


A global leader in the fight against leprosy, American Leprosy Missions trains medical professionals and community health workers, funds hospitals and clinics, and ensures crucial medicines get to the people that need them most.

American Leprosy Missions also ministers to some of the estimated four million people disabled and marginalized by leprosy, providing socio-economic services and rehabilitation. It fights hunger and poverty, empowers the most vulnerable, cares for patient needs and shares the love of Jesus.

Yet the ultimate goal is a world without leprosy. So American Leprosy Missions has spearheaded and funded the development of the world's first leprosy-specific vaccine.

Like its founders 108 years ago, American Leprosy Missions remains motivated by Christian compassion to cure and care for people with leprosy, and ultimately to bring this ancient, dreaded disease to an end.

Mission statement

American Leprosy Missions' Mission Statement is:

American Leprosy Missions exists to serve as a channel of Christ's love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope.

Statement of faith

American Leprosy Missions uses the following to express its Statement of Faith (adopted from the National Association of Evangelicals):

1.We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

2.We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3.We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4.We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.

5.We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.

6.We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

7.We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating393 of 43057 of 60
Fund acquisition rating353 of 43052 of 60
Resource allocation rating244 of 43046 of 60
Asset utilization rating422 of 43060 of 60

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$196,366$175,340$245,572$316,723$667,383
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$565,989$618,485$881,501$603,526$939,850
Long-term investments$9,431,996$4,938,142$5,760,660$7,057,782$8,058,942
Fixed assets$122,761$122,025$153,447$204,039$286,293
Other long-term assets$6,124,573$5,768,632$5,286,119$5,616,791$5,623,689
Total long-term assets$15,679,330$10,828,799$11,200,226$12,878,612$13,968,924
Total assets$16,245,319$11,447,284$12,081,727$13,482,138$14,908,774
Payables and accrued expenses$162,950$538,506$234,426$286,407$388,789
Other current liabilities$0$0$1,385$3,089$2,784
Total current liabilities$162,950$538,506$235,811$289,496$391,573
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$142,685$246,281$276,359$308,881$481,080
Total long-term liabilities$142,685$246,281$276,359$308,881$481,080
Total liabilities$305,635$784,787$512,170$598,377$872,653
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$960,554$1,153,855$1,064,983$1,062,046$1,661,679
Permanently restricted$6,331,306$5,975,702$5,476,698$5,810,142$6,301,905
Net assets$15,939,684$10,662,497$11,569,557$12,883,761$14,036,121
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$19,277,069$13,123,786$12,529,567$12,853,642$5,561,430
Program service revenue$0$124,814$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$205,927$291,522$399,648$416,212$348,083
Other revenue$1,180$2,331$2,187$8,263$268
Total other revenue$207,107$418,667$401,835$424,475$348,351
Total revenue$19,484,176$13,542,453$12,931,402$13,278,117$5,909,781
Program services$11,770,082$11,870,294$10,680,273$11,640,620$5,735,729
Management and general$499,083$415,799$387,027$345,818$270,102
Total expenses$14,614,575$14,980,451$13,465,448$14,221,398$6,993,110
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$4,869,601($1,437,998)($534,046)($943,281)($1,083,329)
Other changes in net assets$407,586$530,938($780,158)($209,079)$852,985
Total change in net assets$5,277,187($907,060)($1,314,204)($1,152,360)($230,344)

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In 1906, a group of mission executives, ministers and businessmen met in New York City. Compelled by their faith and spurred by their compassion for some of the most marginalized and impoverished people in the world, these seven men founded what would become American Leprosy Missions.

In those days, health workers could do little more than provide clean bandages, a safe haven, and Christian love.

During the early 1980s, American Leprosy Missions became one of the first organizations to use the new multi-drug therapy, a combination of three antibiotics, to cure leprosy.

Today American Leprosy Missions partners with more than 60 organizations around the world on policy development, program coordination, research, advocacy, technical training, community development and more, in order to holistically treat people affected by leprosy and related diseases.

Program accomplishments

In FY 2015, people like you helped relieve suffering and restore hope to people with leprosy and related diseases in 11 countries. Your gifts directly benefited 106,000 children, men and women, and impacted the lives of many more.

Together, we:

  • Helped thousands of people in Nepal after the earthquakes, including emergency relief and medical treatment.

  • Sent 8,960 personal protective suits and $4.9 million worth of medicines and supplies to our partners in Liberia to help fight Ebola.

  • Taught literacy classes to 400 marginalized adults in Nepal.

  • Reached 74,000 school children with health education campaigns about leprosy and Buruli ulcer in Cte d'Ivoire.

  • Examined 2,512 people for leprosy in Bangladesh.

  • Launched ground-breaking program in Myanmar, in partnership with the Novartis Foundation, to stop the transmission of leprosy with a single dose of antibiotics.

  • Performed 394 life-changing reconstructive surgeries in India.

  • Received $763,000 USAID/ASHA grant for infrastructure improvements to a partner hospital in Nepal.

  • Trained 152 community health workers in Ghana to find and diagnose leprosy.

  • Shared the gospel with thousands of people in Africa and Asia through T.V. programs, comic books, the Jesus film, hospital chapel services and more.


American Leprosy Missions has communicated the following needs:

It costs just $348 to cure and care for one person suffering from leprosy. This includes medical treatment, health worker training, medicine, reconstructive surgery, education assistance, micro loans and much more.