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ENDOWMENT2021-10-20T16:10:45-07:00

Oregon Synod Endowment Funds

The Oregon Synod is blessed to have endowment fund gifts to provide support and funding for new mission and ministry projects, and programs that care and nurture people to grow in faith. The Oregon Synod elects a Board of Trustees to direct the following activities of the Fund:

  • Fund for Leaders – Seminary Scholarship Program
  • Creative Ministry – New Ministry Projects
  • Victoria Delk Fund –Youth Ministry Projects
  • Tea and Treasures – Retired Pastor Gatherings

Apply for a Grant

How do congregations move forward without reverting to a “normal” that no longer exists? What ministry project could help your congregation move into a new future? Describe your congregation’s project and tell us how it will to be a source of God’s love in your community.

Creative Ministry – Ministry Projects

Cover Letter Instructions 2021 Fall v1.0

Creative Ministry application 2021 Fall v1.0

“In July we distributed over 350 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste and feminine hygiene products. Most humbling were the children that received a pouch with their toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, who held them as if it were a present. This effort has opened many of us to the needs of our friends and neighbors here in southern Deschutes County.”– Jane Boubel, Project Leader, dental and feminine hygiene support. Sunriver Christian Fellowship. Creative Ministries Grant Recipient 2021

Victoria Delk Fund – Youth Projects

Cover Letter Instructions 2021 Fall v1.0
Delk Grant Application 2021 Fall v1.0

“Emanuel Lutheran Church would like to thank you for the opportunity to have this [community youth birthday] celebration. The grant money provided the birthday bags/totes, books, party contents, and the cupcakes. We were able to distribute about 600 books and 200 birthday bags to the children. Such a great feeling knowing that these children got books in their hands and all those goodies, and also got to enjoy all the activities provided especially during this trying time. We feel we what we did what we wanted to do and that was to reach lots of children in our community, and to celebrate those who are underserved.” – Michelle Crafford, Project Leader, community youth birthday celebration with local library–Delk Fund Grant Recipient 2021

Learn About Congregational Endowments

The Oregon Synod Endowment Board strives to educate congregations and members that stewardship is the management of God-given gifts and about the giving of major gifts and estates for missions. We are available to help assist congregations in the creation of congregational endowment funds for mission.

“Gifts to endowments provide strong stable support for ministries that provide a lasting benefit to our synod and congregations”

Gene Obie, Oregon Synod Endowment Board Chair
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