The Mission Endowment Fund
The disbursements from the Mission Endowment Fund are 100% dedicated to various kinds of local and global ministries and charities. You may make a donation of any size to the Mission Endowment Fund at any time or as part of your estate giving plan. Whether your gift is part of your estate planning or a cash gift, please be sure to specifically designate your gift for the Mission Endowment. Thank you!
The History of the Fund and the Kinds of Disbursements
At the request of several members of Grace, a new fund was established in 2009 to support mission and ministry projects. Also invested in the ELCA’s socially responsible, $875,000,000 Ministry Growth Fund, Grace’s Mission Endowment Fund has grown to over $200,000 and is distributed annually in the following increments:
- 10-35% for outreach into the community and our synod, including, but not limited to, grants to ELCA seminaries, colleges or students attending such institutions, social service agencies, institutions and agencies to which this congregation relates, and to special programs designed for those persons in our community who are in spiritual and/or economic need.
- 10-35% for missions of the ELCA, nationally and worldwide, including, but not limited to, grants to the ELCA in America for new congregation development, professional leadership, educational ministries, global mission, ecumenism, evangelism, social ministries, disaster response and capital financing.
- 0-35% for the development of any special outreach ministry of Grace. (Outreach defined as ministry directed toward people outside of the congregation.}
- 0-25% for any one or all of the above designated areas in any proportion as determined by the Mission Endowment Committee, or for causes and programs which at the discretion of the Committee are deemed consistent with the purpose of the Fund in enhancing the missional outreach of the congregation.
Most Recent Disbursements
NeighborWorks/Bridges Program, Green Bay – to assist with programming costs associated with preparation of high school juniors and seniors for employment in the construction trades. Learn more…
Lutheran World Relief: purchase of health kit supplies – to assist people who lack the resources to provide basic necessities for life.
Crossways Camping Ministries – to assist with maintaining staff and facilities in the midst of financial difficulty as a result of COVID
Casa Alba Melanie – a center that provides education, links to community services, legal information and other resources to our Spanish speaking neighbors
Brown County Jail Ministries – provides religious and spiritual programming for inmates, supports the Brown County Jail staff and provides Bible and book resources.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace – local non-profit organization serving children in need through the construction of beds and the provision of new mattresses and bedding.