Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Watertown, WI
Founded: 1904
Current Status: Member
Member Since: August 1, 2018
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $12,390,492
   Noncash Donations $5,921,168
   Other Revenue $103,657,722
   Total Revenue $121,969,382
   Total Expenses $152,056,255
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $11,905,977
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $214,776,280
Total Liabilities $79,843,152
Net Assets $134,933,128

Data for year ended August 31, 2017
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Watertown, WI
Tel: (800) 369-4636
Top Leader: Dr. Michael Thirtle
Donor Contact: Mrs. Christine Krueger

Ministry Description
Bethesda is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based services that enhance the lives of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the United States. About 3.000 dedicated Bethesda employees offer residential and supported-living services to 1,800 individuals in 300 program locations across the country. Faith and ministry supports are offered to congregations, faith communities and some 5,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. Person-centered, community-connected and faith-based, throughout Bethesda's past and for its future, people have come together in ministry and mission "to enhance the lives of people with with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ."

Ministry Sectors
  • Discipleship
  • Education
  • Human Services & Medical
  • Social, Civic, Public Policy & Philanthropy

  • Ministry Types
  • Disability (primary)
  • Bible Study & Engagement
  • Education: Special
  • Support Services