Strategic Funding Plan

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.  Proverbs 16:3

Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis has a rich heritage of partnering with churches and organizations to positively impact the lives of hurting people in our community. Building on this Christian foundation, the Board has implemented a strategic funding plan to guide our efforts (2014 – 2019). The plan focuses our philanthropy in six areas that address clearly demonstrated, measurable community needs and allow us to better understand and determine our community impact.


These Funding Focus Areas were selected after several months of exploring our past grant history, current and future community needs, opportunity for impact, the ability to measure that impact, and fit with the Foundation’s vision. Those familiar with the Foundation will note that the areas identified build on the Foundation’s past strategic funding plan and rich heritage of supporting people of faith, particularly Lutherans, as they work to support the unreached and underserved in our community.

Successful Grant Applicants will need to demonstrate how their request addresses one or more of these funding focus areas, as well as shows measurable impact on the lives of hurting people. Please click on a focus area listed above to learn more about the respective goals, funding interests, Impact Areas, and requirements.