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Lutheran Foundation At-A-Glance as of 12/31/17


Vision: Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis sees the Church brought into the lives of hurting people and people included in the healing life of the Church.

Mission: To the honor of Christ Jesus, the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis seeks the improved care of people in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region.

Core Values: Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis holds the following values regarding our philanthropic efforts:

  • Connection to Health and Wholeness
  • Connection to Faith
  • St. Louis Based
  • Collaboration
  • Measurable Outcomes

What Lutheran Foundation does for the St. Louis metropolitan region: A grant-making ministry of 62 Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod congregations providing Christian support (grants) that heals lives and the community.

Founding Date: 1984

Total Assets: $99,650,686*

Total Dollars Granted: $106,711,397*

Total Number of Organizations Awarded Grants: 611*

Funding Focus Areas:

  • Christian Volunteerism
  • Congregation Social Service Outreach Ministry
  • Lutheran Education
  • Older Adults Maintaining Independence
  • Services to Ex-offenders and Their Families
  • Supporting Foreign-Born Populations

Funding Area: Greater St. Louis metropolitan region

Ann L. Vazquez, President/CEO
Bruce H. Pompe, Board Chair

Governance: 75-member congregations; 15-member board of directors

Ann L. Vazquez, President & CEO
Phone: (314) 231-2244 ext. 4

(*) as of 12/31/16, audited