Faith Lutheran Endowment Fund

The Faith Lutheran Church Endowment Fund was created in 1988 with a $3,000 gift from the memorial fund.

The fund grew slowly initially with total value reaching $20,000 in 1994. Assets continues to grow through purdent investments.

Contributions to Faith Lutheran Church Endowment Fund are indeed "Gifts that keep giving" year after year. Contributions can be made in a number of ways including:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Wills and Living Trusts
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

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St. John/St. Paul Endowment Fund

Grant requests are accepted through May 1st - July 1st of each calendar year. 

SJ/SP Endowment Fund grants may be applied towards projects of any faith-based organization affiliated with the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod that introduce people to God's grace and to God's healing and helping presence.

In order to be eligible for SJ/SP Endowment Fund money, grant requests should fulfill one or more of the following uses:

  • Provide seed money for new outreach activities, programs, and/or ministries.
  • Support existing outreach programs which have not yet become self-supporting.
  • Support programs specifically designed to reach people who are not currently being served by the grant applicant.
  • Provide education and/or training for congregation members or staff consistent with the Endowment Fund's outreach mission.  

The SJ/SP Endowment Fund was established in 1992 in order to preserve and widen the ministry and outreach efforts of the former congregation of St. John/St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The Fund is a separate IRS recognized, charitable organization, and its legacy continues at Faith Lutheran Church.  Increased by proceeds from the sale of the St. John/St. Paul Church property, assets in the SJ/SP Endowment Fund assets continue to grow, with distributions in the range of $40,000 annually. 

The SJ/SP Endowment Fund may be just the catalyst necessary to convert your idea into action.  Last year’s recipients included OPEN M, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church DLM Program, Faith Lutheran Church “Loads of Faith” OAT Laundry Ministry and United Protestant Campus Ministries in Cleveland, Inc. 

 Current members of the SJ/SP Endowment Fund (available for your questions) include:  Linda Lewis, Heather Popio, Art Kaufman, John Knops, Bobbie Fitts, Pastor Jean Hansen and Linda Reyes.

To apply or for more information, please contact any Committee member, the Faith Lutheran Church office, or email Linda Reyes at

Don’t delay-July 1st will be here before you know it.

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