Mission: To serve our donors with integrity as together we change lives and spread joy by sharing our blessings with the world.
Programs: Most grants from the Foundation are from donor advised Funds. These charitable funds provide millions of dollars to charities serving our local, national and international communities. Through these grants, the Lutheran community experiences joy in giving, lives are transformed by connecting assets with opportunities and needs, and effective, positive and lasting change is achieved throughout our shared community. Through its Collaborative Funds, the Foundation takes the voice of donors into the community to address issues that call for a broader approach and more unified response. Gifts to one or more of these funds allow the Foundation to facilitate larger conversations and create strategic responses to issues facing our shared community. Areas of focus include disaster response, health, education, environment human services, and domestic violence prevention.
LCF is a leading community foundation managed and directed by a dedicated staff of professionals focused on serving the needs of the community and the intent of it's donors. My family established a donor advised fund at the Lutheran Community Foundation over a decade ago, and the LCF staff and the fund have far exceeded expectations. I recommend LCF to individuals and organizations desiring professional personal or non-profit foundation endowment funds with minimal start up fees and good growth history and potential. Each year we review the fund and determine grants to recommend to LCF. They are always prompt in accommodating requests. We are cheerful givers!! Give to LCF today and start the endowment fund for your family, church, or organization.