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.

Championing the Poor in Malaysia — Through a donation of button and button-hole machines, LDS Charities partners with an NGO in Malaysia to give the poor greater opportunities 

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

How Can I Help?

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