Partners Worldwide

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Partners Worldwide aspires to end poverty so that all may have life and have it abundantly.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Partners Worldwide
6139 Tahoe Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Phone: 616-818-4900


Organization details

EIN: 383293173

CEO/President: Doug Seebeck

Chairman: Sandy Johnson

Board size: 15

Founder: Doug Seebeck

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Connecting business and professional people in global partnerships focused on business growth and job creation which transform the lives of all involved.

Mission statement

To mobilize a global Christian network that uses business as a way to create flourishing economic environments through partnerships with community institutions that build up permanent local capacity and catalyze entrepreneurs and job creators.

Statement of faith

Partners Worldwide affirms the historic Christian faith as professed in the Apostle's Creed and Nicene Creed. The specific foundation of our ministry is based in the book of Genesis and these truths:

- Every human being is an image-bearer of God.

- We see ordinary daily work as a gift from God, a primary way that humanity images God and a joyful expression of the stewardship of creation. (Genesis 1:26).

In the light of this biblical perspective, every member of Partners Worldwide is engaged in lifelong Christian ministry in his or her ordinary, daily work. Further, we are disciples of Christ in the marketplace, answering Christ's mandate to serve the poor. (Matthew 25:35-40) Businesspeople have unique skills and therefore a special calling to create ethical businesses and provide opportunities for all to image God in satisfying, daily work. We partner with local community institutions to catalyze entrepreneurs and job creators especially in areas of high unemployment and poverty. As ambassadors of the reconciliation of all things, we are called to remove barriers and overcome debilitating conditions. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20) (Colossians 1:19-20)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating731 of 81734 of 37
Fund acquisition rating619 of 81730 of 37
Resource allocation rating475 of 81721 of 37
Asset utilization rating782 of 81735 of 37

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$284,389$365,349$1,450,816$2,477,174$3,843,181
Short-term investments$10,919$9,669$9,255$602,032$6,391
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,024,820$2,679,193$2,653,598$4,503,734$5,006,956
Long-term investments$11,638,409$10,713,813$10,459,333$8,365,822$7,848,363
Fixed assets$864,755$849,706$827,775$801,839$827,544
Other long-term assets$245,748$320,490$251,536$245,572$165,057
Total long-term assets$12,748,912$11,884,009$11,538,644$9,413,233$8,840,964
Total assets$14,773,732$14,563,202$14,192,242$13,916,967$13,847,920
Payables and accrued expenses$211,424$197,924$183,129$213,762$192,536
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$8,638
Total current liabilities$211,424$197,924$183,129$213,762$201,174
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$700,000
Total liabilities$1,311,424$1,297,924$1,183,129$1,213,762$901,174
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$4,238,156$5,075,117$5,849,430$6,707,503
Permanently restricted$3,510,241$0$0$0$0
Net assets$13,462,308$13,265,278$13,009,113$12,703,205$12,946,746
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,813,659$5,082,861$4,919,241$4,466,800$4,863,620
Program service revenue$130,878$110,146$39,077$41,263$162,822
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$219,491$279,917$244,442$169,883$193,962
Other revenue$524$605$800$1,713$1,246
Total other revenue$350,893$390,668$284,319$212,859$358,030
Total revenue$5,164,552$5,473,529$5,203,560$4,679,659$5,221,650
Program services$4,086,306$4,317,347$4,288,077$3,960,485$3,992,800
Management and general$552,237$483,793$447,591$350,599$275,435
Total expenses$5,216,688$5,303,523$5,299,724$4,796,777$4,731,295
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($52,136)$170,006($96,164)($117,118)$490,355
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($52,136)$170,006($96,164)($117,118)$490,355


Doug SeebeckPresident/CEO$133,183
Christine AlbertiniCOO/Secretary (part year)$118,193
Ed BuecheCFO/Treasurer (part year)$99,601

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Rewind to 1997. In a small corner of East Africa, a group of Kenyan and North American businesspeople came together to ask: "Is there a way for businesspeople to become part of the solution to ending poverty?" With a resounding "YES!" Partners for Christian Development was born. First under the umbrella of World Renew in Kenya, Partners for Christian Development established itself as a global, faith-motivated ministry. In 2005, in response to greater interdenominational involvement, Partners Worldwide was established as an independent ministry.

Over 20 years later, Partners Worldwide now operates in five global regions spanning over 30 countries. Across the world, we partner with passionate people like you to end poverty through business!

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