Faith’s Lodge

Mission Statement

Faith's Lodge supports parents and families coping with the death or medically complex condition of a child in a peaceful environment to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future. Faith's Lodge: A Place Where Hope Grows.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Faith's Lodge created a unique survey system that measures a guest's feelings upon both arrival and departure. We've learned from those surveys that 74% of guests felt better understood after being at Faith's Lodge. And 59% of guests felt less sadness and could better face daily tasks after being at Faith's Lodge. All families who answered surveys shared that interacting with other parents/families was helpful and 95% of guests would recommend Faith's Lodge to others. We've learned that our programming works.
Current Goals Our programmatic goals for the year are to continue to meet the changing and evolving needs of the guests through relevant and impactful programming. The current social and health climate demands that we continuously evaluate our offerings. We survey, we listen and we act on suggestions. Any and all programming modifications are based on guest feedback and impact. Some priorities for the current year are: the addition of a group cooking activity in our new kitchen and dining space. This is meant to bring guests together in a common activity where they are learning from a professional chef, connecting over tasks and dining together. Another goal is to enhance the offerings to children during family programming. We hope to find providers who can bring the children's grief program from ideas on paper to practice during programming.
Community or Constituency Served We serve parents and families in the medically complex child and grief community from anywhere in the world.
Geographic Area Served Our primary reach is Minnesota + Wisconsin but guests have come from 40 states and 3 countries.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Grief Programming at Faith's Lodge:
$638,558
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$572,172
67.8%
Management
$101,605
12%
Fundraising
$170,301
20.2%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2019
$1,295,387
$1,003,936
$291,451
2018
$1,003,936
$992,075
$11,861
2017
$992,075
$906,249
$85,826

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/02/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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Address:
505 Hwy 169 N.
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 6128252073

General Information

EIN: 20-4967588
Principal Staff: Kelly McDyre
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 6
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 850
Ruling Year: 2006

Board

Board Chair: Liz Poeschl
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 10.1

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