Fact Sheet

Lutheran Foundation at a Glance

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:

  • Christian Faith
  • Holistic Health
  • Relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Impact
  • Stewardship

What Lutheran Foundation does for the St. Louis metropolitan region: A grant-making ministry of 82 Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations providing Christian support (grants) that heals lives and the community.

Founding Date: 1984

Total Assets: $98,906,397*

Total Dollars Granted: $132,463,814*

Total Number of Organizations Awarded Grants: 715*

Funding Focus Areas:

  • Christian Faith in Action
  • Congregation Community Engagement
  • Lutheran Schools and Organizations
  • Foreign-Born Populations
  • Justice-Involved Individuals and Their Families
  • Older Adults Maintaining Independence

Funding Area: Greater St. Louis metropolitan region, which includes

  • Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Warren
  • Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair

Leadership: Ann L. Vazquez, President/CEO; Dr. Robert A. Boyle, Board Chair

Governance: 82 delegate member congregations; 15-member board of directors

Ann L. Vazquez, President/CEO
(314) 231-2244 ext. 4  

(*) as of 12/31/22, audited