Thrivent Financial Foundation
Building strong communities. Fighting homelessness. Improving financial well-being. These are a few ways grants from the Thrivent Financial Foundation improve lives. More than just "seed money," our grants support projects and missions that promote health and vitality in the communities we serve – now and for years to come.
Lutheran Community Grants
The Thrivent Foundation offers grants to Lutheran nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, including Lutheran church bodies, judicatories and congregations. Grants are given for creative donor engagement activities, improving organizational economic engines and improving economic sustainability.
- Donor engagement.
- Organizational economic engines.
- Economic sustainability.
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Corporate Community Grants
Being a strong community partner is important to both Thrivent Financial and our Foundation. Thrivent offers grants to the corporate communities in the Fox Cities in Wisconsin and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Let's make a difference together.
Grants given for:
- Affordable long-term and transitional housing.
- Personal and youth financial education.
- Early childhood education.
Areas of focus
The grant program focuses on ending homelessness, financial wellness and early childhood education.
Resolving unmet needs – physical, economic and social – can help ensure everyone has a safe, stable place to live. We support solutions that provide:
- Affordable long-term housing for those of low and moderate incomes who are aimed at self-sufficiency.
- Transitional housing and related holistic/supportive services for homeless and precariously housed individuals and families that are aimed at self-sufficiency.
- Work readiness and job support.
Making wise financial decisions is a cornerstone of well-being. We support organizations and programs that provide:
- Personal financial education to encourage home ownership, informed investing and educated financial choices.
- Youth education that teaches responsible money management skills during the K – 12 years.
Early childhood education
Acquiring basic skills and preparing to learn effectively in the classroom can lead to long-term academic success and, ultimately, a more productive workforce. We support:
- Early childhood education organizations and programs that adequately prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.
- Organizations that ensure affordable, quality child care that is available to all, particularly the working poor.
- Programs that equip parents with information on school readiness and early childhood development parenting skills.
Apply for a Thrivent grant
In 2015, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will only accept renewal applications from past grantee partners.
If you are applying for renewal funding, please complete the grant report form (Word, 40K). Submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the supplemental information in one electronic file. Quarterly deadlines are as follows: Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1.
"The [Foundation] grant will provide important resources for us to continue to build an enriching campus ministry experience for Midland students and will help us to continue to foster strong and mutually beneficial relationships with congregations throughout the regions."*
* This individual's experience may not be representative of the experience of other members. This story is also not indicative of future performance or success.
The Thrivent Financial Foundation is a private foundation funded by Thrivent Financial. As a 501(c)(3) organization with its own board of trustees, the Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational purposes, and makes grants and gifts to 501(c)(3) exempt organizations. The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals.