The purpose of the LCMS Foundation is to provide investment management services for legacies, bequests, devises, endowments, annuity gifts, and other trust funds of the Synod and its agencies. It further seeks to provide these services to congregations, auxiliaries and other recognized service organizations, individuals and families.

The LCMS Foundation helps LCMS ministries, congregations and Lutherans throughout the United States discover the plan God has placed in their hearts. The Foundation helps implement giving plans with confidence and trust.

Our gift planning counselors and staff have the wisdom, knowledge and expertise to direct activities and investments with professionalism and passion for Lutheran beliefs. Gifts made through the Foundation impact lives and strengthen the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod today, tomorrow and forever.

The investment management team at the Foundation strives to achieve total rates of return which exceed the appropriate market benchmarks with minimal excess risk. For more information, please review our annual 2016 Ministry Report.