American Leprosy Missions, Inc.

Summary

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 around the world. During its more than 100-year history, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people including medical treatment and training, medical supply deliveries, health system strengthening, research, community development, and disease mapping and management.


Contact information

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

Website: www.leprosy.org

Phone: (864) 271-7040

Email: amlep@leprosy.org


Organization details

EIN: 135562163

CEO/President: Mr. Bill Simmons

Chairman: Chris A. Hogue, M.B.A.

Board size: 11

Founder:

Year founded: 1906

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


Purpose

More than one billion men, women and children are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including leprosy and Buruli ulcer. These diseases affect the poorest and most neglected people and can lead to profound pain and suffering, lifelong disabilities, increased poverty, stigma and isolation.

For more than 100 years, the organization has acted as a channel of Christ's love, helping people suffering from these terrible diseases be healed and restored to lives of dignity and hope.

Today, American Leprosy Missions continues to lead a global fight against NTDs, working to cure and care for those affected, and actually end these devastating diseases in our time.


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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating401 of 43959 of 62
Fund acquisition rating357 of 43953 of 62
Resource allocation rating244 of 43946 of 62
Asset utilization rating428 of 43962 of 62

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%12%21%19%17%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%12%20%19%17%17%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%97%97%97%94%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%16%18%18%16%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%3%3%3%6%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%79%79%82%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%75%111%104%107%118%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%60%88%83%88%97%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%25%-11%-4%-7%-18%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%31%-13%-5%-7%-8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%3%3%3%2%4%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.270.901.311.111.050.47
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.5428.7018.5113.7122.3415.86
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.4525.8224.2215.2823.567.44
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.053.471.153.742.082.40
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.290.870.270.480.42
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.330.060.580.260.94
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%7%4%4%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%109%71%86%91%201%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$369,623$443,145$635,929$286,803$272,467
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
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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
Unrestricted$8,647,824$3,532,940$5,027,876$6,011,573$6,072,537
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
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
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
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
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
Fundraising$2,345,410$2,694,358$2,398,148$2,234,960$987,279
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)

Response from ministry

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History

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.

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.

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.

In 2002, the organization began development of the world's first leprosy-specific vaccine.

Today American Leprosy Missions partners with more than 50 organizations around the world on policy development, program coordination, innovative research, advocacy, technical training, community development and more, in order to best serve people affected by leprosy and related diseases.

More information at: www.leprosy.org/leprosy-history


Program accomplishments

In 2019, partners like you helped relieve suffering and restore hope to more than 200,000 men, women and children around the world.

  • 2,983 pairs of special footwear distributed
  • 61,842 people screened for NTDs
  • $5,408,051 worth of critical medicines and medical supplies sent to Central African Republic and Nepal
  • 4,372 toilets constructed in India and Nepal
  • 5,149 nerve function tests administered
  • $510,067 invested in pioneering research in 18 countries.
  • 25,749 households reached with education on sanitation, hygiene and NTDs
  • 2,442 patients received wound care treatment
  • 1 leprosy vaccine successfully completed Phase Ia clinical trial

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 and more.