Benevolence Fund

Benevolence Fund

St. Andrew Lutheran Church distributes financial awards supported by church offerings to deserving organizations building up God’s mission in the local community, around the state of Minnesota, and around the world. 

Benevolence Grant Application

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. The Benevolence Fund committee meets quarterly to guide how funds are managed and disbursed. 

Benevolence Committee Members: Luke Nelson, Beth Kaluza, Gail Feneis, Gary Spears, Erin Reisdorf, John Stutzman, LoriAnn Gillick, and Pastor Peter Johnson.

Questions about the Benevolence Committee and Fund can be directed to Pastor Peter Johnson.

Benevolence Fund 2024 Application Deadlines:

  • April 25, 2024
  • August 22, 2024
  • November 29, 2024

Benevolence Fund Celebrates 2023 Award Recipients 

In 2023, the Benevolence Fund awarded:

  • Onward EP (youth homelessness in EP) $5,000
  • Green Card Voices (sharing stories of Afghan refugees) – $1,000
  • Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA – $35,000
  • Church Anew – $15,000
  • HandsOn Twin Cities (facilitating service to others) – $2,000
  • Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (deepening A More Just World conversations) – $2,015
  • Assistance League – $3,000
  • Habitat for Humanity – $3,000
  • Fight the Trafficking 5K – $500
  • Forest Hills Elementary School partners – $1,500

PROP Empty Bowls – $400.