THe LCMS FOundation

The LCMS Foundation was created in 1958 by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to provide Christian estate planning services to LCMS members, and to help ministries invest or endow the gifts members leave them in their wills or estate plans.

More specifically, the Foundation has two purposes. First, they provide planned giving services to LCMS members, helping them make sure their God-given assets—things like retirement accounts, their home or land—will leave a positive, lasting impact upon the people they love, but also the congregation or ministries they care about most. And, thanks to the partnership with the LCMS Foundation, the North Wisconsin District will cover 70% of the cost of a focused gift planning partnership in your NWD congregation.

Second, they provide investment services to LCMS ministries, helping them be good stewards and grow the gifts their members and supporters have so graciously provided. Essentially, they pool together the assets of hundreds of ministries to gain access to the type of highly-attentive investment services usually reserved for large corporations.

Learn More: The LCMS Foundation | Gift Planning Services
Whether you’re a pastor or leader looking to start a gift planning program to create a source of long-term funding for your ministry, or you’re an individual wanting to create an estate plan that provides for both your family and your favorite ministry, the LCMS Foundation is your expert guide.
Learn More: The LCMS Foundation | Faith Based Institutional Investing Services
LCMS Foundation Investment Services provides congregations, schools, RSOs, seminaries and universities with the expertise to wisely invest their assets in a variety of market funds. With vision, these funds can grow to provide significant long-term funding sources, helping to ensure the future of a ministry for generations to come.

Questions? Contact your North Wisconsin District gift planning counselor, Gary Vought, at