God’s work never stops. Churchwide office staff are still hard at work – from our homes. Hours and lines of communication remain the same.

Ways to Give

As of June 30, 2019, the fundraising campaign has officially concluded. Although the fundraising campaign has come to an end, our commitment to these ministries continues. You may continue to support these ministries in the following ways:


Make an online donation

Online giving is simple and secure.


Give a monthly gift.

Become a Monthly Partner and give automatic, monthly gifts in support of the ministries of the ELCA.


Mail your donation

Make checks payable to the ELCA with any ministry (e.g,"ELCA World Hunger") noted in the memo line.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009


Give by phone

Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.


Give through your congregation

Make checks payable to your congregation with any ELCA ministry (e.g, "ELCA World Hunger") in the memo line and place your gift in the offering plate.


Leave a legacy

The ELCA Foundation has a nationwide network of professional gift planning staff that can help you explore a variety of possibilities for making a significant gift to the ministries of the ELCA and fulfill your legacy goals at the same time. Find the regional gift planner nearest you or call the ELCA Foundation at 800-638-3522 for more information.