Love At Work Ministries Has Earned GuideStar's 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency.  

Our organization earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency by sharing our key metrics and highlighting the difference we are making. 


We’re proud to have earned a Platinum Seal to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the highest level of transparency, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic information about our missions, programs, leadership, etc.; indepth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and vision, and the progress we are making toward our mission.  Our 990 Returns are available to you through GuideStar.


Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

Check out our profile at https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/8858782 .


GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.  Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at candid.org. 

Expenses or Use of Funds​​​​​


We are required by the IRS to classify expense in three primary categories: program expense, fundraising expense and management/general expense.  


Program Expenses.  The cost of programs that directly benefit individuals, families and communities.  Our program expenses help achieve measurable results in four key areas:


  1. Quality of Life:  We increase access to nutritious food, water and health care for vulnerable populations; protect children from abuse and neglect; remove barriers to economic self-sufficiency; equip people with life skills that lead to increased independence.
  2. Healthy Neighborhoods and Communities:  We address such challenges as providing safe, affordable housing and support services; increasing the safety of residents; improving physical spaces for community benefit; engaging residents in community-building and progress; and creating opportunities for young people to become productive citizens.
  3. Education:  In an effort to reduce poverty and help create safe streets, we are working to improve access to quality education, technical training and higher learning opportunities. 
  4. Outreach;  Our LifeCenter, camps, retreats, youth meetings, teams and community service projects create opportunities for out-of-school and underserved children and their families in the "risky areas" of the community.  The Life Center provides tutoring, meals, and alternative activities for children and families living in the urban slums. The school also is the base of operation for Iglesia Amor En Acción (Love At Work Church).

Management / General Expenses.  These are the necessary costs most any organization incurs to provide appropriate financial management and oversight, process financial transactions, general insurance and infrastructure costs such as computers and software.


​​​​​Fundraising Expenses.  These are expenses incurred to secure vital financial support from the public to support the cost of programs and other necessary functions of the organization.

Love At Work International Christian School.

The financial statements of Love At Work Ministries (LAWM) reflect only part of the mission in Costa Rica.  As autonomous nonprofit organizations, LAWM and Love At Work International Christian School keep their own records of revenues and expenditures.

To better demonstrate the magnitude of our work together, for the school year 2019, we estimate that 22% of the revenues for the school will come from contributions of Love At Work Ministries in the US. 78% will come in the form of tuition and fees paid by families in Costa Rica.

In 2018, We Helped 3,275 People!

A day does not pass without the thought crossing our minds of just how blessed we are to have the opportunity to join each of you in living out Love At Work Ministries’ mission.  It’s a thought that encourages and inspires us every time.  It is especially true today as we share with you the results of our last 12-18 months.  


Together, in 2018, we helped 3,275 people in Alajuelita, Costa Rica, gain the potential to improve their lives through our programs in education, training, housing, nutrition and health care, social and spiritual nurture.  

Thousands of Reasons to Celebrate and . . . 
Thousands More to Keep Serving

Our 2018 Financial Highlights


Love At Work Ministries practices good stewardship with all funds entrusted to our mission of providing life-changing solutions, a hand up, for children and families living in poverty.   Using funds wisely allows us to serve more children, families and communities.


Revenue or Sources of Funds


Love At Work Ministries, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by people who believe in our work.  Support comes in the form of contributions from individuals, churches, foundations and other organizations.​  Our revenues were up by 16% in 2018.

Collectively, since we first started working in Costa Rica in 2004, we have served more than 20 thousand people.  
So we have thousands of reasons to celebrate, and thousands more to keep serving.  As we celebrate the stories and the numbers in this report, we thank you for your investment in this ministry . . . and for all the successes you’ve helped make possible.  

Love At Work Ministries