Lutheran Grants

The Lutheran Foundation supports Lutheran and community organizations to advance Gospel sharing and promote mental wellness that silences the stigma of mental illness.

Our goal is to build and sustain community networks that promote spiritual, mental and physical well-being—and we believe it should start with the church. Through Lutheran grants, we partner with our Lutheran churches, schools and ministries in northeast Indiana. Special consideration is given to programs that address mental and behavioral health and wellness.

Important information

  • Applications must be a minimum of $1,500.
  • Applications requesting funding at 100% of the total cost will not be considered.
  • Applications received after the grant deadline will not be considered.

We are eager to discuss your project and advise you on completing a grant application! We encourage you to email our Chief Program Officer Terri Kortokrax to discuss your grant ideas. For help completing a grant application, please email our Senior Program Officer Sue Faust, or call her at (260) 458-2105.

The Lutheran Foundation has a passion for equipping the church to offer help, hope and healing to people living with mental illness. We do that by offering grants for Lutheran church programs that advance mental wellness and reduce the stigma around mental illness.

    Who is Eligible

    Member Lutheran congregations

    How to Apply

    1. Review the Focus Areas to ensure your organization aligns with The Lutheran Foundation mission.
    2. Click here to review specific funding policies and application instructions.
    3. Submit your application by noon of the date required for your grant cycle (detailed above).
    4. Submit all additional required documentation with your application by the deadline.
    5. To continue with an application in progress, click here.

    The Lutheran Foundation's Board of Directors reviews and makes final decisions on all applications.

    Deadlines

    Fall: Applications are due September 1 (noon); Decisions are made by December 15.
    Spring: Applications are due March 1 (noon); Decisions are made by May 31.
    Summer: Applications are due June 1 (noon); Decisions are made by August 31.

    Applications received after the grant deadline will not be considered.
    If the grant deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is extended to the next business day at noon. 
    Notification of the grant decision will be emailed by the 10th of the following month.

      The Lutheran Foundation desires to equip the Lutheran schools in our region with resources to provide counseling services and mental health support for students and their families through Lutheran School grants. We will continue to encourage, promote and support a variety of Lutheran educational endeavors that help to advance excellence in Lutheran education.

          Who is Eligible

          18 Lutheran schools associated with our Member Congregations
          Concordia Lutheran High School
          The Lutheran Schools Partnership

          How to Apply

          1. Review the Focus Areas to ensure your organization aligns with The Lutheran Foundation mission.
          2. Click here to review specific funding policies and application instructions.
          3. Submit your application by noon of the date required for your grant cycle.
          4. Submit all additional required documentation with your application by the deadline.
          5. To continue with an application in progress, click here.

          Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded by The Lutheran Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

            Deadlines

            Fall: Applications are due September 1 (noon); Decisions are made by December 15.
            Spring: Applications are due March 1 (noon); Decisions are made by May 31.

            Applications received after the grant deadline will not be considered.
            If the grant deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is extended to the next business day at noon.
            Notification of the grant decision will be emailed by the 10th of the following month.

            Lutheran School Support Grants encourage each school to grow their endowment for long-term sustainability. These grants are available one time each year.

            Who is Eligible

            18 Lutheran schools associated with our member congregations

            How to Apply

            1. Review the Focus Areas to ensure your organization aligns with The Lutheran Foundation mission.
            2. Submit your application by noon on June 1.
            3. Submit all additional required documentation with your application by the deadline.
            4. To continue with an application in progress, click here.

            Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded by The Lutheran Foundation’s Board of Directors.

              Deadline

              Application is due June 1 (noon); Decisions are made by June 30.


              Applications received after the grant deadline will not be considered.
              If the grant deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is extended to the next business day at noon.
              Notification of the grant decision will be emailed by the 10th of the following month.

              Lutheran Ministry grants give us an opportunity to support mental health ministries that extend beyond the work that takes place in our congregations and schools. Through these grants, The Lutheran Foundation supports mental wellness programs that reduce the stigma around mental illness, advance the mission of the church at large and extend the gospel through these Lutheran ministries.

                Who is Eligible

                Previous grant recipients in this category.
                For Lutheran ministries interested in pursuing this grant, please contact terri@thelutheranfoundation.org.

                How to Apply

                1. Review the Focus Areas to ensure your organization aligns with The Lutheran Foundation mission.
                2. Click here to review specific funding policies and application instructions.
                3. Submit your application by noon of the date required for your grant cycle (detailed above).
                4. Submit all additional required documentation with your application by the deadline.
                5. To continue with an application in progress, click here.

                Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded by The Lutheran Foundation’s Board of Directors.

                  Deadline

                  Application is due September 1 (noon); Decisions are made by December 15

                  Applications received after the grant deadline will not be considered.
                  If the grant deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is extended to the next business day at noon.
                  Notification of the grant decision will be emailed by the 10th of the following month.