The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Development Grants

Development Grants: 2018 Wyneken Project in Baltimore

Development Grants provide support to LCMS congregations, districts, Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) and LCMS-sponsored ministries engaged in human care ministry, particularly those engaged in mercy work that meets a human care need in the community.

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Other Grant Opportunities

Urban & Inner-City Mission Grants — The LCMS Office of National Mission accepts grant applications for community projects.

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Gathering Outreach Grants — A portion of offerings from the triennial LCMS Youth Gathering helps LCMS congregations and groups reach out to youth.

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LWML Mission Grant Reports

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League faithfully supports the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through Mission Grants, which are funded in part through contributions collected in the familiar mite boxes.

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Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

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The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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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 differently. 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, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Our Tax Identification Number is: 43-0658188

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