Be the Difference.


Transforming Lives Together

Your tax-deductible gift advances innovative programs that bring together the knowledge and resources of our nationwide network of 300 nonprofit health and human services organizations with strategic partners to impact communities at scale.

With your support, we can drive transformational change in 1,400 communities where our network collectively reaches one in 50 people in America. Together, we can achieve a healthier, more equitable future so all communities can thrive.

How You Can Make an Impact

Join us by making a gift to any of these special fundraising campaigns:

Lasting Change Campaign

This three-year campaign with a $1 million goal is dedicated to building and expanding innovative models of care and strengthening our network’s collaborative approaches in three key priority areas:

  • Advancing equitable outcomes for children and families,
  • Improving the care of older adults, and
  • Empowering our network’s leaders with additional skills and opportunity to drive transformational change.


Pledge your support today and the first $250,000 will be matched dollar-to-dollar by Thrivent through the Thrivent Foundation.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund

As the fastest way to support Lutheran Services in America, this annual campaign provides flexible funding to respond boldly to the needs of our network today and continue improving the health and well-being of all people experiencing need across the country.

Results Innovation Lab

This campaign is focused on achieving equitable outcomes for 20,000 children and families in America by 2024. Gifts will help disrupt the status quo of racial and economic inequities that disproportionately harm children and families of color and make a defining difference in a child’s life.




Download, print and mail your giving form.

IRA Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD)

Contribute through a QCD from your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) account and you may receive tax benefits in return. Contact your financial advisor before making a charitable contribution from your IRA.

Thrivent Choice

If you are a member of Thrivent, choose Lutheran Services in America to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars®. Learn more at

Tribute Gifts

To honor the memory of a colleague, family, friend or loved one is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact. Simply note this dedication when you make your gift.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide opportunities to strengthen your support and can offer benefits to you and your loved ones. Consider making a charitable gift annuity and/or naming Lutheran Services in America in your will, trust or estate.


Who do I contact to learn more about my gift or if I have a pending question?

For questions, or to discuss giving options, contact Deborah Hoesly, Vice President of Development, at or at 202-499-5835.

What if I want to give to my local Lutheran social ministry organization?

Gifts made through this donation page will be directed to Lutheran Services in America. If you are also interested in donating directly to your local Lutheran social ministry organization, contact them directly by referring to our Lutheran Social Ministry Organization Directory.

What is the impact of my gift?

Gifts to Lutheran Services in America make an impact at both the local and national level. We leverage gifts with foundation grants to expand programs that empower Lutheran social ministry leaders with additional skills and opportunities to drive change in 1,400 communities, where our network collectively reaches one in 50 people in America.

What do you do?

Lutheran Services in America brings together the knowledge and resources of our nationwide network of 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations with strategic partners to impact communities at scale.

Lutheran Services in America is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations to Lutheran Services in America are tax exempt under Section 509(a)(2) and 170 of the IRS Code. Review our annual and financial reports.