Benevolence Fund

Benevolence Fund

Following a principle of tithing 10% of what we receive, the St. Andrew Benevolence Fund supports extraordinary ministries with financial assistance inside or outside the congregation where growth in faith, financial giving and/or Christian service are uniquely encouraged.

Recent gifts supported the Women’s Welcome Bags at Stub Hall at Luther Seminary, Forest Hills Elementary church-to-school partnership, Seeds of Support Missions in Haiti, EP Police and Fire Appreciation, Church Anew, and Bloomington Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels.

Grant requests are considered quarterly and following the Benevolence Grant Application. Questions about the Benevolence Committee and Fund can be directed to Pastor Gail.

Benevolence Grants Applications

Benevolence Fund 2022 Application Deadlines: February 11, April 28, July 28, and November 3.

Benevolence and Endowment Committee Grant Updates

The Benevolence and Endowment Committees reviewed and granted awards to a variety of organizations at their recent meetings. We give thanks to God for the chance to sponsor a variety of programs doing good in our world.

The Benevolence Fund is funded by church offerings and supported the Minneapolis Area Synod ($50,000), seminary scholarships, Church Anew administrative support ($10,000), Forest Hills Elementary School partnership to support children in need and staff needs ($1,500), Habitat for Humanity building project in Chaska this summer ($3,000), and the Human Trafficking 5K ($500) in June fighting human trafficking.

The Endowment Fund granted support for House of Charity in Minneapolis destroyed by a winter fire with $4,000 to support their rebuilding efforts.

The next deadline for Benevolence Fund applications is April 28, 2022. The Endowment Fund deadline is April 26, 2022. Check the website for application details or contact Pastor Gail at pastorgail@standrewlu.org.

Benevolence Committee Grants of Nov/Dec 2021:

  • Feed My Starving Children packing event: $15,000
  • Ugly Sweater Contest prize funds: $1,000
  • Senior Community Services: $5,000
  • RIP Medical Debt: $5,000
  • Holiday Giving: $10,000
  • ‘The Chosen’ Screening: $500
  • Kentucky Tornado Relief: $3,071
  • PROP Emergency Housing Support: $2,500
  • EP Crime Prevention Fund: $483
  • Fire Fighter Relief Association: $483