Matching gifts opportunities

Matching Gift Opportunities

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Mission Advancement


These matching opportunities are open to those without a prior history of giving to the LCMS:


National Mission (General Support)


 First-time gifts matched up to $25,000

March 31, 2021 — A steadfast friend of the LCMS has made it possible for any gift for the overall support of National Mission (general, where needed most) from an individual, family, organization, foundation or congregation who is giving their first-ever donation to the LCMS (e.g. has no prior record of a gift to the LCMS and is a first-time donor) to be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous friend, up to a maximum of $25,000.

The window for this new-donor matching opportunity expires Nov. 30, 2021, or when the full $25,000 matching challenge is claimed in first-time gifts.

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LCMS Joint Seminary Fund


 First-time gifts matched up to $25,000

March 31, 2021 — Any gift to the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund from an individual, family, organization, foundation or congregation who is giving their first-ever donation to the LCMS (e.g. has no prior record of a gift to the LCMS and is a first-time donor) will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous friend, up to a maximum of $25,000.

The window for this matching opportunity expires Nov. 30, 2021, or when the full $25,000 matching challenge is claimed in first-time gifts.

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Global Seminary Initiative: International Student Scholarships

Oct. 19, 2021 update — The match on contributions to the Global Seminary Initiative (International Student Scholarships) has been fully claimed by many wonderful people, groups, and congregations. We thank each and every participant for being the generous, caring disciples you are.



International Mission

Sept. 20, 2021 — This gift-matching opportunity has been fully subscribed. Thanks to you, your Synod can support a double measure of witness and mercy work through LCMS International Mission.



Together As Synod (Unrestricted)

Aug. 30, 2021 — This gift-matching opportunity has been fully subscribed. Thanks to you, your Synod can support a double measure of witness and mercy work through the unrestricted Together As Synod fund.



Global Mission Fund

July 13, 2021 — We welcome the hundreds of individuals and congregations who joined the LCMS donor family by making their first gift to the Global Mission Fund. This match opportunity has been fully subscribed. Thanks to you, your Synod can support a double measure of witness and mercy work through the Global Mission Fund, wherever the opportunities are greatest!


 

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose, when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.

Consistent with Synod Board policy and in recognition of the joyful response and generosity of God’s people over the past fiscal year, not more than 10.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 13.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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