Our Endowment Fund

The Bethany Lutheran Church Endowment Fund supports the church's mission: "We reflect Christ in Message and Action." In doing so, we support and enhance new and existing ministries in the church and in the community.

We are a Mission Endowment Fund administered and supervised by the Bethany Lutheran Church Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, Crystal Lake, Illinois. We began our journey by supporting new or enhancing existing ministries of our church beyond the operation budget of our congregation. Then, we expanded our outreach mission to organizations outside of the church.

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How to Apply
Bethany Lutheran Ministries

Members of Bethany Lutheran can apply for funding to extend and enhance the mission of the church beyond and apart from its regular programs, ministries and work of the Congregation. The Endowment Committee will review completed applications.

Approved applicants will be required to submit expenses and results and resubmit an application yearly for ongoing funding requests. 

Examples of past support include COVID-19 sanitation and preparedness, scholarships for seminary students, liturgical dance program, Hooks and Sticks Prayer Shawl Ministry, Drum Ministry, and the ELCA Youth Gathering. 

View and Print Bethany Application (PDF)
Community Organizations

Bethany Lutheran wants to help others as partners in Christ by supporting mission activities not only within our congregation but also to support organizations outside of our church in projects that will stimulate and facilitate God’s work in our community and beyond.

Registered IRS 501(c)3 charities are eligible to apply for funding of $500 - $3,000. Use this short checklist before submitting your application to ensure that your application is completed prior to submission. Through this funding, we were able to offer past support to Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry.

Deadlines and more details are in the application.

View and Print Community Application (PDF) View and Print Community Organization Protocol (PDF)