Endowment and Grants

Ebenezer Endowment Grant Program

Ebenezer’s Endowment Committee is pleased to invite applications for grants to support ministry and social justice work in the Ebenezer congregation and broader community.  Past grants have supported projects which include:

  • The ELCA Youth Gathering.
  • Tutoring program activities.
  • Core Ebenezer programs through the Enrichment Fund.
  • Ebenezer’s Social Justice and Property Committee’s mission.
  • Community programs – including CARE FOR REAL, Night Ministry, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Howard Brown Health Center, and Jane Addams Senior Caucus.

We encourage all Ebenezer Committees to review their mission and objectives to see if an Endowment Grant might help support a project that might otherwise have to be delayed or dropped.

Application forms are available from the Church office and here:

ELC Endowment Grant Application

When complete and signed, please mail to:

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Attn: Endowment Committee
1650 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60640

If you use the electronic version, please send as an attachment to:
endowment@ebenezerchurch.org. (Subject: Endowment grant application)

The application deadline for annual grants is November 15.

Give to the Endowment

You can make a gift to the endowment by check at any time, or designate an endowment gift using the “give online” button below.

If you’d like to make a gift of stock, please follow theses instructions:

Please contact the institution that holds the stock certificate and tell them the following:
We wish to donate XXX shares of XXX stock to Ebenezer Lutheran Church.  That institution should arrange to transfer the stock to:
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
DTC: 0164
Account # 4035-1246
Account Title:  Ebenezer Lutheran Church (Contact Dennis Sall)
Thank you!