Lutheran Community Foundation
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The Lutheran Community Foundation is a faith-based community foundation working nationally to help people give to their favorite charities and causes. Through the Lutheran Community Foundation, individuals, families, congregations and organizations create customized charitable funds.
Since the foundation was established in 1995, its donors have created funds to benefit more than 5,000 Lutheran and non-Lutheran charities throughout the U.S. More than $657 million in outright and deferred gifts has been given to the foundation's charitable funds.
The Lutheran Community Foundation’s vision is to achieve effective, positive and lasting change throughout its community. In 2008, the foundation gave $9 million in grants to charities.
Assets used to start a charitable fund at the Lutheran Community Foundation include bequests, cash, stock, real estate, life insurance. Funds include donor advised funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, field of interest funds or community funds.