Our investment process is designed to align with your ministry's goals and benchmarks, and ultimately, help you realize your ministry’s vision.
If you’re ready to get started and create a ministry fund, whether that's setting up an investment account, creating an endowment or setting up a separate foundation, just fill out the form below and we’ll connect you with a member of our investment services team.
If your ministry has funds to invest, or you want to create a fund from scratch, the LCMS Foundation is ready to help. We're the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod's dedicated planning and investing resource for LCMS ministries. Your mission is our mission.
If you're ready to begin the process, the next step is usually scheduling a call with Ralph Simon, Vice President of Investment Services. Ralph can answer your questions, provide more detailed information or schedule a virtual or in-person presentation.
To set up a call with Ralph, please fill out the form to the right.
By collectively managing nearly $1 billion in investments, the Foundation receives favorable pricing to keep our expenses low. And as a non-profit, our fees are typically lower than most commercial firms.
The highly professional, low-cost investment option we offer LCMS ministries quite often outperforms funds managed by commercial companies. Click "Learn More," below to review our monthly, quarterly and annual returns.
If you’re still not sure if creating a ministry fund is right for your ministry, or if you specific questions about the investments and services offered by the LCMS Foundation, our FAQ page may address your questions or concerns.
In today’s busy world with volatile markets, we appreciate the expertise and cost efficiency of the Foundation to manage the congregation’s investments. Partnering with the LCMS Foundation provides for not only the ministries of Immanuel, but for the ministries of the church at large.
Chairman, Immanuel Endowment Fund Committee
Hankinson, North Dakota
Our school was blessed with our first gift from a donor who wanted to start an endowed scholarship fund. The LCMS Foundation helped guide us through the process of creating an investment fund that reflected the donor’s wishes and provided an opportunity for future financial growth for our school. We were thankful to work with a trusted partner who understood the importance of incorporating our mission and vision in our financial planning.
Director of Mission Advancement, Christ Community Lutheran School
St. Louis, Missouri
Our partnership with the LCMS Foundation has been a tremendous blessing. In just a few years, we’ve identified more than $20 million in gifts planned for St. Peter and other Lutheran ministries.
Rev. Micah Greiner
Lead Pastor, St. Peter Lutheran Church
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Working with the LCMS Foundation has not only been stress-free but immensely beneficial for our congregation. We are thankful to have a partner in our investing that cares deeply about the proclamation of the Word of God, the administration of Christ’s sacraments, and the congregations of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The endowment we have started is meant to support these important things in Montana no and for future generations.
Rev. Ryan Wendt
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
If you're 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 in the form below to get your comment to the correct person faster.