Your Gift Matters

Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

When you include your congregation, synod or other ELCA organization or ministry in your estate plan, your generosity ensures the continuation of God's work in the world—for years to come. Thank you for helping us impact those we serve well into the future.

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Uncover the giving option that works best for your goals.

Personal Estate Planning Kit

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This comprehensive estate planning kit will help you protect loved ones, organize everything in one place and save on taxes.

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Donor-Directed Distribution Agreements

Decide how your generosity will benefit the ELCA, your congregation and the ministries you choose.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Support the ELCA and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Get reliable payments now and ensure the future of the ELCA.

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Named Endowment Funds

Support the ELCA and the ministries you specify for years and years to come.

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Ministry Growth Fund

This fund provides a stable, socially responsible investment option for ELCA-related ministries and is the investment vehicle for endowments and donor advised funds.

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Join Our Legacy Society

Make a gift for the future of the ELCA and become a valued member of the Legacy Society.

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  • I am most interested in making a gift to the ELCA Foundation that:

    Allows me to see my gifts in action during my lifetime.
    Leaves a legacy at the ELCA Foundation and will benefit our mission after my lifetime.