Provide Access to Quality Education for People at the Margins

Especially Women & Girls

Give the gift of education Who We Are

LPGM is an independent pan-Lutheran 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 1995, we have walked alongside global partners, bringing hope to people on the margins.

4-Star Charity

Meets Standards of the Charities Review Council

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

GreatNonprofits 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Our Vision

LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

Our Mission

LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the margins–especially women and girls. We work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.

Who We Are

Why Education?

Education is the best way for students to break cycles of poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, child marriage, child labor, and abuse. 

LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the margins—especially women and girls.

What We Do

If a mother can read, her child is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5
(Education Commission Report)
Childbirth is #1 cause of death for girls around the world aged 15-19
(World Health Organization)
Child marriage decreases 3-fold for girls who attend secondary school
(World Bank)
For every $1 invested in education, $10 is generated in earning & health benefits.
(Education Commission Report)

Sponsor a Student

When you sponsor a student, you provide them with a step up and hope for a better future.

$40/month provides a student with:


Healthy, culturally appropriate food & Clean Water


Health Care, First Aid, Medicine & Psychosocial Support


Tutoring, Special Coaching, Sports, Spiritual Retreates & Activities


Support Staff
Caretakers, Cooks, Maintenance, Administration, and Security

Students in Need of Sponsors

Susmitha P.

I'm a 14-year-old girl.

Yuvasri B.

I'm a 13-year-old girl.

Ragavi M.

I'm a 14-year-old girl.

Learn more about Sponsoring

“As a pastor, traveler, and board member, I have witnessed how gifts are carefully and creatively multiplied for maximum impact!”

The Rev. Mark Holman, Duluth, Minn.

Recent News

Apr 13, 2024

LPGM is seeking a Finance & Office Administrator (Part Time)

Apr 10, 2024

The Eclipse & LPGM WOW-ing Students

What does the solar eclipse have to do with LPGM?

Mar 15, 2024

Yolanda Asks for a Seat at the Table: Empowerment in Action

In 2018, a high school student named Yolanda embarked on a transformative journey with our partner in Guatemala, CCFC. Like many young women who join us, Yolanda was initially shy and reserved. However, her determination led her to progress through the Women in Agroecology for Leadership Conservation (WALC) program

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Sep 1, 2024

Trip to Tanzania - September 2024

LPGM is offering a transformational travel opportunity to Tanzania in September 2024.

Jun 15, 2024

Trip to Guatemala - June 2024

LPGM is offering a transformational travel experience to Guatemala in June of 2024.

May 2, 2024

Minneapolis Area Synod

LPGM will host a display table at the Minneapolis Area Synod

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Transformational Travel

“My LPGM trip to India was life changing. I would love for my friends to see how different and special it is there to experience how kind and welcoming the people are. It was an amazing trip!”

—LPGM Traveler

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