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Fund Your Ministry’s Future

LCMS Foundation Investment Services provides congregations, schools, RSOs, seminaries and universities with the expertise to wisely invest their assets in a variety of market funds. With vision, these funds can grow to provide significant long-term funding sources, helping to ensure the future of a ministry for generations to come.


What we do

We can help you establish an investment portfolio for your ministry with clearly established benchmarks, ongoing monitoring and a risk and return strategy that aligns with your goals and preferences.

Essentially, we pool together the assets of hundreds of LCMS ministries to gain access to the type of highly-active, highly-attentive investment services usually only reserved for large companies.


Who we are

We are a non-profit created by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to be its dedicated planning and investing resource. As a non-profit, we’re able to offer the finest investment services available at a lower cost than most big commercial firms.

Our staff are veterans of some of the world’s best-known financial firms, banks and universities. They’re backed by NEPC, one of the world’s top investment advisers, and a seasoned team of 14 professional fund managers.

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Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

Why Invest With Us

We bring the same resources and expertise as most commercial investment firms. Using NEPC as our investment advisor and 15 industry-leading fund managers, the Foundation stewards close to $1 billion in investments entrusted to us by nearly 500 LCMS ministries.

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Our Investment Philosophy

LCMS Foundation Investment Services adheres to eight core investment philosophies, including a strong belief in long-term planning and in the tremendous importance of asset allocation. Learn more about our philosophies by clicking below.

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Options for Starting a Ministry Fund

We offer a wide variety of options from simple investment accounts to establishing an endowment. From conservative, fixed income, to more aggressive, long-term equity strategies, we offer a range of investment services to match your ministry’s unique needs.

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Contact Us

How can we help you today? If you are a current account holder or investor with a question, or if you're new to the LCMS Foundation and would like more information, we'd love to hear from you. Please use the "I have a question or comment about" drop-down field below to get your comment to the correct person or department faster.