The ELCA Foundation exists to sustain and grow ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Through our nationwide network of professional gift planning staff, we assist members in their call to live as faithful and generous stewards. We also support and strengthen the ministry of congregations, agencies, and institutions through financial education, resources, support, and investment management services. [more]
Gifts come in many ways and sizes. From gifts of cash and real estate to gifts that provide income for life, find the best gift that works for you. [more]
We each have the opportunity to give expression of our faith through our support of this church and its ministries. [more]
The creation of a mission endowment fund can be a vehicle for expanding ministry and service. [more]
1This act is the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012, and available through Dec. 31, 2013.
2This is true for federal income tax returns, but it is possible that your state does not recognize the Charitable IRA Rollover, thereby requiring you to recognize income on your state income tax return and then take a charitable deduction. On the federal return, because no income is recognized, no deduction is taken. It’s a rollover.