Students' boarding homes are getting a refresh, thanks to you!

Thank you for funding urgent repairs like paint, toilet doors, roofs, and more.

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

Roobika G.

I'm a 8-year-old girl.

Brindharani G.

I'm a 16-year-old girl.

Aishwarya R.

I'm a 10-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

Jun 17, 2024

"Spring Refresh" Progress Update

From May - June 2024, the "Spring Refresh" initiative gave LPGM supporters a chance to make a direct and tangible impact on the lives of boarding home students in India. Thanks to your support, the boarding homes are making progress on urgent facility projects!

May 22, 2024

A Sure Sign of Spring!

The LPGM Board of Directors holds its annual meeting.

Apr 25, 2024

LPGM Mourns Attack on Peaceful Civilians in Central African Republic

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry (LPGM) expresses its deepest sorrow over the senseless killings of 16 Lutheran church members at the hands of rebel forces in Bohong, Central African Republic (CAR) on April 3, just days after Easter Sunday celebrations.

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Aug 29, 2024

Trip to Tanzania - September 2024

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

Jun 26, 2024

LPGM's 2023 Year in Review

Join us for a brief Facebook Live over the lunch hour on June 26. LPGM's U.S. based staff will offer global partner updates and general organizational updates from 2023. Meet our new staff members, Shannon Mahedy and Vishwa Varia, and bid farewell to our beloved managing director, Naomi Staruch.

Jun 15, 2024

Trip to Guatemala - June 2024

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

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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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