Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund

The Mission Endowment Fund was created to provide St. Andrew with the structure and vehicle to enable charitable giving consistent with our mission of “Living Out Our Faith in Daily Life.”  Since inception, the Endowment Fund has granted over 30 grants to projects within the church (Manna Meals, Feed My Starving Children MobilePack, and St. Andrew’s Church Anew), in the local community (Feed My Starving Children, Meals on Wheels, and PROP) and abroad (Friends of Madagascar, St Andrew’s Seeds of Support Mission in Haiti). 

Read this article, written by David Lerseth, to see how the Endowment dollars are making an impact worldwide.

Endowment Grant Application

The Mission Endowment Fund charter works to support extraordinary programs/ministry initiatives within the congregation, outreach in the local community or Synod, and programs that support church-wide ministries, world hunger, or global mission programs. The Fund supports capital expenses, startup, or one-off expenses, not ongoing expenses of an organization. The Committee meets quarterly. Donations and bequeaths can be made to the Mission Endowment Fund.

Mission Endowment Fund committee members: Lori Brown, Mandy Bruss, Barb Carroll, Jennifer Casad, Brian Heijerman, Nancy Geolat, Sara Ross, Meggy Wagner, and Pastor Peter Johnson

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

Endowment Fund 2024 Application Deadlines: 

  • April 30, 2024
  • July 30, 2024
  • November 5, 2024

Endowment Fund Celebrates 2023 Award Recipients 

In 2023, the Mission Endowment Fund awarded:

  • Grapevine Collective (urban ministry at New City Church) – $2,500
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (New Orleans – Meal Programs) – $2,000
  • Cresence Cove Hospice (serving children and young adults) – $1,000
  • Friends of Madagascar (prison literacy program) – $2,500