Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. - 2021-01-15T150120.881

Our Lutheran Perspective

Like you, we are Lutherans. We understand the realities faced by LCMS ministries and have the experience to help them successfully plan for the future. In addition, our shared faith assures that our values align with yours and that our main objective is to help your ministry thrive. We were created for just that purpose.


Stronger together

We pool together the assets of hundreds of LCMS ministries to gain access to the type of highly-active, highly-attentive investment services usually reserved for large corporations. NEPC, our investment advisor, is a leader in institutional investing and is well known for its high standards and track record of exceptional performance.

Experience at Scale

Using NEPC as our investment advisor and 14 industry-leading fund managers, the Foundation stewards close to $1 billion in investments entrusted to us by nearly 500 LCMS ministries. We serve ministries large and small, from rural congregations that worship just a few dozen members each week, to our two seminaries and many of the Concordia universities.


Learn more about our investment services

Our Investment Services booklet provides detailed information about the Foundation’s investment philosophy, our governance, our investment advisor and fund managers, as well as our funds and their performance.

To get a copy of the booklet, please fill out the form below.

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I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever. Psalm 86:16

Our Fee Structure

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.

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A History of Performance

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.

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Growth Through Gift Planning

Gift planning can grow endowments and investment funds by leaps and bounds. The Foundation has gift planning counselors across the country that partner with ministries to create successful gift planning programs.

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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.