Who We Are

The LCMS Foundation is The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s primary organization that provides Lutheran donors with charitable expertise and opportunities to ensure that families are provided for and beloved ministries are supported.

The LCMS Foundation serves our Lord and our Church in several ways. We provide trained professionals to assist individuals and ministry congregations in practicing Biblical, Christ-centered stewardship. In today's world, deciding what ministries to support and how to bless your family through all God has given you can be a complicated process. This work is done through Gift Planning Counselors throughout the United States who spend their time Linking Christians With Giving Opportunities.

Secondly, the LCMS Foundation serves by managing financial instruments and the gifts they represent, entrusted to it by congregations, organizations and people like you. The staff of the LCMS Foundation is ready to work with you or your congregation or ministry treasurer personally to develop endowments and/or custodial accounts. As St. Paul tells us in his letter to Timothy:

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.         (1 Timothy 6:17-19, NIV)

Our vision is to see a church where Christians demonstrate their love for Christ and His church, exercising their stewardship responsibilities by managing life and all life's resources to fulfill God's purposes, linked with and supporting the mission and ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its associated organizations. We rejoice in the partnership we have in this vision and the wonderful blessing God has given His church.

This Web site is owned and operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and The LCMS Foundation. We assure visitors to our site that we make every effort to address potential concerns about privacy of information and confidentiality. The policy below outlines our current position, but we reserve the right to update our policy as conditions change.

Privacy Policy

At the LCMS, we do our best to honor the privacy of our internet visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, zip codes, etc., from individuals or congregations unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. Your e-mail address, if you share it, is on secure file so that you can be notified about how to help your ministry in special needs or in the case of a disaster or other emergency.

Examples of giving your information voluntarily would be if you request information or give a contribution. This information will be used only by LCMS organizations and boards. LCMS lists are never sold to third parties. Whenever possible, the LCMS will determine the level of contact desired by our visitors and respond according to their wishes.

Note to Parents On Our Privacy Policy: The LCMS welcomes children to learn more about our organization and its mission and ministry. However, we recommend that this only be done with the parents' knowledge and/or supervision.

If you have any additional questions about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

The LCMS Foundation
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
1333 S. Kirkwood Road St. Louis, MO 63122-7295
Phone: 1-888-930-4438
Fax: 1-314-996-1132