25 years of looking up—and seeing beyond.

SILVER ANNIVERSARY

A legacy of transforming
community well-being.

Since 1995, we’ve taken a progressive approach to our involvement in northeast Indiana, awarding more than $186 million in grants. We invest deeply in the work of our local Lutheran community. But we’re also a thought-leader, convener, advocate and connector—focused on positively impacting the mental health of our region. The difference we’ve made is seen best through the eyes of those we’ve helped. To celebrate our silver anniversary, join us as we share 25 stories from our first 25 years.

  • 2002 & 2005 – Indiana University School of Medicine – Fort Wayne

  • 1998 - The Carriage House

  • 2007 to Present - Remedy.fm/RemedyLIVE

  • 2001 to Present - Hope Alive

  • 2017 / 2019 - SpeakUp & LookUp Conferences

  • 2018 - Senate Enrolled Act 510

  • 2008 to Present - Nursing and Health Profession Scholarships

  • 2019 - HART

  • 2019 - New Rescue Mission

  • 2007 - Lutheran Camps

  • 2013 – The Center for Whitley County Youth

  • 2000 - Celebrating God's Gifts banner

  • 2004 - Francine's Friends

  • 2006 – St. Augustine Lutheran Church African Immigrant ministry

  • 2006 - Lutheran Park and Gardens

  • 2019 – Comfort Dog Ministry

  • 2014 - Regional Mental and Behavioral Health Needs Assessment

  • 2005 to Present – Wings of Hope/Redemption House

  • 1999 to Present - Maxine Rippe Award

  • 2006 – Children’s Village

What We Do

Investing in spiritual & mental health

The Lutheran Foundation supports Lutheran and community organizations to advance Gospel sharing and promote mental wellness that silences the stigma of mental illness. Through awards, grants, education and resources, we are contributing toward renewed hope and healing.

  • There is Hope . . . No Matter What

    Why is May National Mental Health Awareness…

    May 14, 2018

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  • TLF CEO Marcia Haaff named Community Partner of the Year!

    TLF CEO Marcia Haaff named Community Partner of the Year!

    From Dr. Deb McMahan, Allen County Health…

    Jul 16, 2019

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  • Pastor's wife talks mental illness

    Pastor's wife talks mental illness

    Read coverage of the Look Up Conference in the…

    Nov 6, 2019

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  • HART program gives hope for opioid recovery

    HART program gives hope for opioid recovery

    The Lutheran Foundation CEO Marcia Vollmer Haaff…

    Nov 20, 2019

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  • The Lutheran Foundation and FWPD programs work together to reduce drug impact in Fort Wayne

    The Lutheran Foundation and FWPD programs work together to reduce drug impact in Fort Wayne

    For release: Friday, January 24, 2020Contact:…

    Jan 27, 2020

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  • The Lutheran Foundation approves funding for Cedars Hope Housing

    The Lutheran Foundation approves funding for Cedars Hope Housing

    April is Fair Housing Month. Right here in Fort…

    Apr 29, 2020

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  • Healthcare students encouraged to apply for Lutheran scholarships

    Healthcare students encouraged to apply for Lutheran scholarships

    FORT WAYNE — With costs for higher education…

    Nov 16, 2020

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  • Lutheran Foundation looks at mental health

    Lutheran Foundation looks at mental health

    CEO surprised stigma remains, even in…

    Dec 29, 2020

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  • It's not self-indulgent to indulge yourself

    It's not self-indulgent to indulge yourself

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:00 am Marcia Haaff It's…

    May 5, 2021

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