The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Foundation was established in 1957 to provide a way for members, friends, and family of Bethlehem Lutheran Church to leave legacy gifts that would benefit the church’s programming, its mission and its outreach to others. The mission of the Foundation is to gather, invest, and disburse financial resources to further the mission and values of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Board of Directors establishes and reviews investments and granting policies as part of its work.

Currently, the Foundation awards grants for the following purposes:

  • Tuition assistance for Lutheran seminarians
  • Special projects that fall outside of the annual church budget
  • Church building and equipment needs
  • Staff and clergy enrichment
  • Outreach beyond the church’s direct mission

Bethlehem Foundation Guidelines

Applying for Grants Information

Grant Application Form (revised 3-2-17)

Grant Request Deadlines

For further information about the Bethlehem Foundation please contact:

Pastor Mary Pechauer, Co-Lead Pastor, 612-312-3378
Pastor Ben Cieslik, Co-Lead Pastor, 612-312-3406
Tom Mulhere, Foundation Chair, 612-840-2720