Why We Help

Since its organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sought to care for the poor and needy. LDS Charities was established by the Church in 1996 to enhance Church involvement in relief and development activities throughout the world. Humanitarian projects are funded by donations from Church members and others.

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We value the partnerships we make with organizations around the world to help people help themselves. Click here to find out more about these partners.


Recent News

Meet the Mormons — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through its humanitarian organization LDS Charities, will donate all net proceeds from the theatrical release of Meet the Mormons to the Red Cross.

Education and Life Skills for Disabled Children — LDS Charities aids the Autism House in its goal of providing greater opportunities for underprivileged children.

Healing through Gardening — In Mongolia, the National Mental Health Center and LDS Charities partner to provide patients with greater opportunities for self-reliance and healing through gardens.

How Can I Help?

Find out how you can support LDS Charities and other community organizations.