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Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Partnership

A home is where families grow, memories are made and possibilities arise. But sadly, not everyone has a safe, healthy place to call home. Instead, many are struggling to get by, forced to live in substandard housing. We believe everyone deserves decent, affordable housing. That's why Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent partner together to activate churches, communities, and Thrivent members to make a difference.

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Helping families find strength & stability

Take a look inside the Thrivent Builds program and learn how helping hands can lead to self-sufficiency and brighter futures for families across the world.


Substandard housing

Understanding substandard housing

In America alone, more than 85 million people struggle to keep a safe roof over their head. Learn how inadequate living conditions affect families in the U.S. and worldwide.


Children thanking Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity

The sheer impact of Thrivent Builds

The Thrivent-Habitat partnership has been changing the lives of families – and volunteers – for more than 10 years. See what the combined efforts have accomplished.

Ways to get involved

Since 2005, Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have partnered to build homes, strengthen neighborhoods and change lives.

Our partnership provides opportunities for Thrivent members, Christian Churches, and other volunteers to be part of the solution to substandard housing. This results in improved communities and changed lives.

  • Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds

    Local Christian churches come together to raise walls, funds and prayers to build a house in partnership with a family in your community. Help families open the door to a new life through both construction and non-construction volunteer activities.

    Habitat and Thrivent volunteers at a Faith Build.

    Families are in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing – right in your community. Their houses are overcrowded, unhealthy and sometimes even dangerous. When this happens, families cannot turn their attention to higher needs such as education, emotional health, careers and healthy relationships.

    How you can help

    Through your church you can lend your time and generosity to positively impact the lives of your entire community. By volunteering, you become part of a movement to help make decent, affordable housing a possibility for more families.

    You don't need any previous construction experience to volunteer for a project and all building supplies are provided on-site. In addition, non-construction activities are available such as providing lunch, fundraising, prayer, and many more!

    How projects are funded

    Thrivent contributes up to 50% of the funding for each home built through the partnership. Churches involved in the program are challenged to raise the other 50% of the home cost through fundraising, gifting, and other activities they choose.

    Once a home is complete, it's not just given away for free. Instead, Habitat sells it to the family through an affordable mortgage. Then, the homeowner's monthly mortgage payments, which they make directly to Habitat, are used to help build even more Habitat homes.

    Get involved – Find a project near you

    See if there is a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Build project in your area.

    Find a home build

    Get your church & community involved

    Invite members of your church and other volunteers to be a part of a Habitat and Thrivent project in your community. By recruiting and leading volunteers, you can help them engage in meaningful ways to make a difference and strengthen their local neighborhoods.

    Spread the word about the Habitat and Thrivent partnership

    If you're a Thrivent member, you can take an active role in helping expand the impact where you live, work and worship. You can get involved through your Thrivent Member Network to teach people in your church and your community about this life-changing partnership.

    Find resources

    Apply for a home

    If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, contact your local Habitat office. They will provide information on availability, size, costs and sweat-equity requirements for Habitat houses in your area, as well as information on the application process.

    Find your local Habitat office

  • Habitat and Thrivent Worldwide

    Make a powerful impact in the lives of families and communities worldwide by helping build homes during a week-long home building trip. Develop lifelong relationships and experience new and beautiful cultures from around the world while helping to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

    Thrivent and Habitat volunteers at a Worldwide build.

    Poverty housing and substandard living conditions expand beyond the United States. Families and communities across the world experience the hardships of not having a safe, decent place to call home.

    No special skills are required. All that's needed is a generous heart, a positive spirit and a genuine desire to make a difference.

    Get involved

    From historic locations in Asia and Europe to the natural beauty of Africa and South America to Disaster Recovery locations in the US, Habitat and Thrivent Worldwide can take you on a journey of truly living generously.

    Join a trip

    Team up with a group of other Thrivent members and volunteers and put your generosity into action in a new way. To volunteer, you can join an existing trip that's currently being organized and have the experience of a lifetime.

    Find a trip to join

    Lead a trip

    If you're a Thrivent member, you have an opportunity to lead your own team of other members and volunteers on a trip to build homes and to build life-long memories and relationships.

    Guide other Thrivent members and volunteers on a trip they will never forget. You'll experience a different culture. Learn new skills. Meet new people. And, you'll see firsthand the impact your membership can have as you build hope by building homes. Read more about Thrivent's partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the supporting program, Global Village.

    Thrivent members have the opportunity to become a Habitat and Thrivent Worldwide trip team leader. We offer four different types of trips that you can lead: Premier Destinations, Focus Countries, Disaster Recovery and Destination of Choice. Check them out on the catalog.

    An $8,000 donation is made to the host program you choose to work with on behalf of your team.

    If you are a trained team leader:

    If you want to start the process of becoming a team leader:

Homeowner

"I can't think of a more suitable home for my children to grow up in than one that was built through Christ with loving hearts and helping hands."


  • Habitat for Humanity Offices

    Partner with Thrivent

    The financial, volunteer and advocacy resources provided by Thrivent and Thrivent members can help Habitat offices make an even greater impact in the communities they serve. By working together, this partnership helps expand the mission and outreach efforts of both Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent.

    If you represent a Habitat office, find out how you could put the power of this partnership to work in your community.

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