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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Maryknoll Lay Missioners

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Maryknoll Lay Missioners
Formerly known as:
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc.
PO Box 307
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1994, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Lives and works in poor communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Maryknoll Lay Missioners meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) is a Catholic organization comprised of single men and women, couples and families who work in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. They apply their skills and knowledge to respond to the basic needs of the poor. MKLM attempts to raise the quality of life and restore hope by making sustainable improvements in the lives of individuals and communities. MKLM’s main focus is justice and peace, education, healthcare, pastoral ministry and sustainable development. Some of MKLM projects involve AIDS, social justice, ecology, women’s rights, global concerns, peace, skills building and parish work. The organization ultimately believes that compassion transforms lives, and to that end, MKLM creates a more just and compassionate world by responding to the needs of the people where they serve. MKLM’s US program educates individuals and communities in a way that deepens and enriches their understanding of mission life and those whom it impacts. MKLM collaborates with local Catholic churches in its various locations around the world.


Chief Executive Officer:
Sam Stanton, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Fr. William A. Vos
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Diocese of St. Cloud
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 15.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,906,477, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Maryknoll Lay Missioners' Unaudited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

General Public Support, Bequests, Foundation Support, & Legacies


Grants from Trust


Investments & Reserves


Other Revenue


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Mission Work


Education & Recruitment

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative 3% 
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Beginning net assets $4,778,620
Ending net assets 801,338
Total liabilities 3,154,443

Total assets



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