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.
Habitat and Thrivent Partnership
Together, Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity help families in need of a safe and decent place to call home. With our communities, who put God’s love into action by pooling their power and passion, our partnership helps both those giving and those receiving on their journey to a more content, confident and fulfilling life.
Read more about our history
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Ready to start your journey? Submit your team proposal form.
- View trip catalog
- Team leader resources
If you want to start the process of becoming a team leader:
"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.
CloseThrivent Builds team leader requirements
To become a team leader, you must:
- Be a Thrivent Benefit member and advocate of Thrivent Financial. You are considered a Thrivent benefit member if you're age 16 or older, have applied for and been accepted into membership, and own Thrivent Financial insurance or annuities.
- Have participated in at least one international Thrivent Builds Worldwide or Global Village trip.
- Be able to recruit the ideal team size of 10 to 12 team members.
- Attend the in-person Habitat Global Village team leader training event.
- Complete a Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification prior to leading the trip.
- Be at least 24 years old.
- Interview and be accepted by Thrivent Builds Worldwide staff
Thrivent member activities, such as Thrivent Action Teams, Thrivent Builds, and Thrivent Choice, engage Thrivent members and Thrivent Member Networks in charitable activities, furthering Thrivent's mission and its purposes under state law. You should never purchase or retain any insurance or annuity products simply to be able to participate. Participation is subject to applicable Terms and Conditions and Thrivent reserves the right to cancel any Thrivent member activity at any time and may limit participation at its sole discretion.