What Does the LDS Church Do With the Monetary Donations Given to Them?

With the recent SEC ruling and fine against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with the 60 Minutes interview aired May 14th, many have wanted to know just what the Church does with the monetary donations given to them.

Here are some references I found that I hope will answer some of the questions that people have regarding this subject.

A Financial Journey: Fulfilling Prophecy, Blessing SaintsPublic Square Magazine

Ensign Peak: Clarifying the SEC Announcement Public Square Magazine

The Six Main Ways the Church of Jesus Christ Uses Its Finances – Church Newsroom

Why Would The Church Put Tithing into investment portfolios? FAIR

Why doesn’t the Church use its money to feed the poor and the needy? –  FAIR

Is the Church excessively “hoarding” money that should be given to charities? – FAIR

Church Issues Statement on SEC Settlement – Church Newsroom

Church Finances and a Growing Global Faith – Church Newsroom

Does my tithing really go to the Lord’s use? – Ask Gramps

The $100 Billion ‘Mormon Church’ Story: A Contextual Analysis – Public Square Magazine

Church Finances and The Doubting Soul – Public Square Magazine

You Can’t Spend Your Way Out of Poverty – Public Square Magazine



Pam is currently the Visual Layout Director for Public Square Magazine and for Third Hour. She loves anything to do with road trips and history. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX.