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

Bringing Water to Schools — LDS Charities builds wells for two schools in Laos. Learn more about how we helped students here.

Caring for Children in Mongolia — LDS Charities helps Mongolian children improve their health through healthy eating. Learn more about the project here.

Blending of Cultures in Indonesia — LDS Charities specialists partner with people of many different religions to provide eye care to the needy in Manado. Learn more about the project here