We value the children, adults, and families we serve, and maximizing our impact. That’s why we spend 89 cents of every dollar received on services.
Through the generosity of thousands of individuals, churches, and organizations, LSI has helped bring hope, healing, and wholeness to Iowa communities for more than 150 years. Thank you to all who have contributed to make this possible!
LSI needs your support to continue this legacy and expand our impact across Iowa, so please make a gift today in support of our neighbors and communities. When you support LSI, you lift up Iowa parents by providing them with the education and resources they need to thrive. You welcome former refugees to their new home and new life in Iowa. You empower Iowans with disabilities as they build their independence.
For more than 150 years, LSI has partnered with churches and faith communities to bring hope, healing, and wholeness to our neighbors across Iowa. Our collaboration with church and faith community partners supports our mission to respond to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service. Together, as ministry partners, we can better serve our neighbors and communities. Please join LSI as a ministry partner today!
Your prayers are one of the simplest and most important ways to support LSI. Lift up the needs of the most vulnerable Iowans and the mission of LSI by praying for strength, hope, and healing for the thousands of Iowans we empower. We can provide specific prayer needs and concerns, so please let us know how we can help you lift up LSI and those we serve in prayer.
LSI’s First Circle Friends program partners with Iowa churches to provide group respite care for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their families.
“First Circle Friends has provided our community with a much-needed service. Our volunteers not only have discovered an important and rewarding avenue of service, but gained new friends themselves.” – Pastor Paul Holmer, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa
“First Circle Friends is heaven-sent. Without it, I couldn’t do what I need to do.” – Laura, a caregiver and wife
For any questions on how your church or faith community can partner with LSI, contact:
Deb Whitford, Director of Philanthropy and Church Relations
LSI is an affiliated social ministry partner of the Iowa congregations of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and a member of LSA (Lutheran Services in America). We proudly serve people of all ages, abilities, religions, sexes, gender identities, national origins, ethnicities, races and sexual orientations.
“I support LSI to help the vulnerable in our society through a Christ-centered organization.”
“We encouraged our wedding guests to donate to LSI on our behalf instead of buying a gift. It felt like a way to leave behind a tangible improvement in areas the two of us care about.”
“I support LSI because not everyone dreams of being a millionaire. Having a safe, stable family is some people’s biggest dream.”
Legal name: Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc.
Federal tax ID number: 42-0698267
Located in: 3125 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311
LSI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Questions about donating or LSI in general? Contact our Philanthropy and Church Relations team at Philanthropy@LSIowa.org or by phone at 866.584.5293. We’d love to talk with you about ways to support LSI or answer any questions you may have!