Blessed Earth, Inc (Lexington, KY)


  • Name:Mrs. Nancy Sleeth
  • Title:Managing Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Blessed Earth, Inc
  • Address:450 Old Vine Street, Third Floor
    Lexington, KY 40507
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:859-321-7098

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  • Mission:
  • Blessed Earth is an educational ministry that inspires and equips Christian communities to become better stewards of the earth. Through outreach to churches, campuses, and other organizations, we promote a strong theology of creation care, practical steps toward environmental sustainability, and meaningful spiritual growth

  • Overview:
  • Blessed Earth aspires to enlarge the environmental intervention “conversation” to include faith-based academic institutions and local congregations, who are informed and pro-active in environmental care. The nonprofit uses books, sermons, forums, conferences and local seed-grants to catalyze deeper understanding and responsible action, nationwide. By targeting seminaries, Blessed Earth expects to engage a new generation of spiritual leaders who both inspire and mobilize America’s 300,000 houses of worship to better models of planet stewardship. 12 major seminaries across the U.S. have already joined the Seminary Stewardship Alliance. It also seeks collaborations in identifying sustainable food production methods that alleviate poverty in rural areas and urban centers around the world.

  • History:
  • Matthew Sleeth was an ER doctor and chief of staff at a New England hospital when his wife, Nancy, asked him a life changing question: “What’s the biggest problem facing the world?” After thinking for a while, Matthew replied, “The earth is dying.” Nancy’s second question was more difficult; “If the earth is dying, what should we do about it?”

    In 2006, Matthew left his medical career and moved his family to a home in Kentucky the size of their former garage, reducing their energy consumption by more than two-thirds and cutting back their trash production by nine-tenths. Recognized as national Christian leaders, the Sleeths started the educational nonprofit Blessed Earth to “serve God and help save the planet.”

    Founded in 2008, Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit which equips people of faith to become better stewards of the planet. Through campus, church and media outreach, the nonprofit promotes sustainable environmental change. Matthew and Nancy have written five books and a film series on the subject, beginning with Matthew’s “Serve God, Save the Planet”. Blessed Earth has been invited by more than 1,000 church, educational, media, and environmental groups to share the call to care for creation.

  • Year established:2008
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:7


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:26-3076121

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:263076121
  • Organization Name:BLESSED EARTH INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:450 OLD VINE
  • Organization City:LEXINGTON
  • Organization State:KY
  • Organization Zip:40507-1544
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2010
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C60
  • Asset Amount:$2,904,193
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,146,506
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,431,404
  • Last Updated:3/17/2018 1:20:41 pm

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