Founded in 1905 and transformed to a seeding ministry in 1961,
Wheat Ridge Ministries had long been a funding catalyst for
faith-based health and human care initiatives on a global stage.
Over time, Wheat Ridge has become a catalyst, partner, and trusted
resource in nearly all parts of the world. Generations of Lutheran
donors and people of faith sought out this organization for
start-up grants and programmatic solutions.
Develop a new strategic plan in the midst of: 1) an economic
recession; 2) increased requests for Wheat Ridge funding
assistance; 3) attrition of the traditional donor base without
commensurate generational replacement; and 4) costs related to the
largest source of contributed income continuing to rise. Leaders
had scheduled and held a Future Summit, which was to frame and
inform a business model generation and strategic planning process,
resulting in a 3 - 5 year transition plan.