ELCA Foundation

You have the desire and passion to change the world but where do you start? The ELCA Foundation has a variety of resources to assist individuals and congregations with their gift planning education and endowment needs. Together with your regional gift planner, we can help you with a charitable giving plan that will have lasting impact. Review these resources and call us at 800-638-3522. Together, we achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do otherwise.

The ELCA Foundation has gift planning tools for every situation. All of our services and tools are available to individuals and congregations without obligation.

A Family's Plan through the ELCA Foundation

A Family's Plan through the ELCA Foundation

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ELCA Charitable Gift Annuity Application 2014-15

This resource serves as the application for a charitable gift annuity and should be filled out with the guidance of your regional gift planner.

ELCA Charitable Gift Annuity Application 2014-15

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Getting Started on Your Gift Plan

This resource offers information about the assets you can use to get started on your gift plan.

Getting Started on Your Gift Plan

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Gifts Through a Charitable Remainder Trust

This resource offers an overview of a charitable remainder trust and how a trust may benefit you as a part of your estate plan.

Gifts Through a Charitable Remainder Trust

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Gifts Through a Charitable Gift Annuity

This resource offers an overview of charitable gift annuities and how they may benefit you as a part of your gift plan.

Gifts Through a Charitable Gift Annuity

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Gifts Through a Donor Advised Fund

This resource offers an overview of a donor advised fund and how they may benefit you as a part of your gift plan.

Gifts Through a Donor Advised Fund

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Gifts Through Life Insurance

This resource offers an overview of a gift from a life insurance policy and how that may benefit you as a part of your gift plan.

Gifts Through Life Insurance

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Gifts Through Retirement Plans

This resource offers an overview of a gift from your retirement plan and how that may benefit you as a part of your gift plan.

Gifts Through Retirement Plans

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Growing in faith Growing in giving

This resource is an overview of individual gift planning options and expertise for congregations looking for endowment and gift planning education.

Growing in faith Growing in giving

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Important Notes About My Estate

This guide for your family is designed to help you capture the details of your estate plan assets, funeral plans and location of important documents.


Important Notes About My Estate

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Will and Trust Workbook

This guide is designed to be a planning resource as you prepare to meet with your legal advisor and to help you plan for the distribution of assets.

Will and Trust Workbook

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Endowment Fund A of the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust, was established to allow for the collective long-term investment of funds belonging to the ELCA, its congregations, synods, seminaries and other eligible affiliated entities.

ELCA Endowment Fund A Brochure

This brochure offers an overview of the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust - Fund A, along with audited numbers as of 12/31/12.

ELCA Endowment Fund A Brochure

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Form B: Addition to Principal

Endowment Fund Form B allows participants to make additions to principal.

Form B: Addition to Principal

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Form C: Change in Authorization

Endowment Fund Form C allows participants to make a change in authorization.

Form C: Change in Authorization

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Form D: Change in Distribution Election

Endowment Fund Form D allows participants to make a change in distribution election.

Form D: Change in Distribution Election

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Form E: Withdrawal

Endowment Fund Form E allows participants to make a withdrawal.

Form E: Withdrawal

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Form F: Closing Withdrawal

Endowment Fund Form F allows participants to make a closing withdrawal.

Form F: Closing Withdrawal

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Form G: Authorizing Resolution

Endowment Fund Form G allows participants to share an authorizing resolution.

Form G: Authorizing Resolution

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Fund A Monthly Report September 2014

Fund A Monthly Report September 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report August 2014

Fund A Monthly Report August 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report July 2014

Fund A Monthly Report July 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report June 2014

Fund A Monthly Report June 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report May 2014

Fund A Monthly Report May 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report April 2014

Fund A Monthly Report April 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report March 2014

Fund A Monthly Report March 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report February 2014

Fund A Monthly Report February 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report January 2014

Fund A Monthly Report January 2014

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Fund A Monthly Report December 2013

Fund A Monthly Report December 2013

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Fund A Monthly Report November 2013

Fund A Monthly Report November 2013

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Fund A Monthly Report October 2013

Fund A Monthly Report October 2013

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Fund A Monthly Report September 2013

Fund A Monthly Report September 2013

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Mission endowment fund guidance and investment options are available to ELCA congregations, organizations and affiliated ministries. Our resources can help you be thoughtful stewards of bequests and planned gifts.

How to Create a Mission Endowment Fund

This resource provides a systematic approach to establishing a mission endowment fund and can be used by congregation committees looking for guidance.

How to Create a Mission Endowment Fund

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