ELCA Fund for Leaders


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Thank you for your interest in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The ELCA Fund for Leaders is an endowed scholarship program created to ensure that faithful and promising people can accept the call to ministry. Your donation today will help future leaders of our church pursue their seminary education. Thank you!




Invest in future pastors and deacons at a critical moment in their lives and in the life of the church. Every contribution helps make seminary more affordable, so they can serve as the church needs and the Holy Spirit leads.

If you’d like to give to a specific named endowment or synod endowment fund not listed here, you can do so by giving us a call at 800-638-3522 or by sending a check in the mail to the address below (with the fund in the memo line).

Monthly gifts are processed automatically on the 15th of each month. Review our terms for more information about your monthly gift.

By giving $1,000 or more each year to at least one of your favorite ministries, you’ll automatically join our Leadership Circle and receive special access to content and information about our ministries.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The ELCA’s tax identification number is 41-1568278.


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Mail your donation

Make checks payable to “ELCA Fund for Leaders” and mail to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1806
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

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Give through your congregation

Make checks payable to your congregation, write your designation “ELCA Fund for Leaders” in the memo line, and place your gift in the offering plate.

Leave a legacy

The ELCA Foundation has a nationwide network of professional gift planning staff that can help you explore a variety of possibilities for making a significant gift to ELCA churchwide ministries and fulfilling your legacy goals at the same time. Find the regional gift planner nearest you or call the ELCA Foundation at 800-638-3522 for more information.