Endowment

 

endowment fund picture jpgAbout the Fund
At the Chapel we have an endowment fund that is an important part of the way in which we are at work in the world. When someone donates money or property to our endowment fund, we invest it through the Lutheran Community Foundation. Gifts to the fund keep on giving and years later we continue to support ministries with those gifts.  Since 2011 we have given over $37,000 to projects in which we believe. If you want to contribute to our fund, please fill out this letter of intent. Click here for our Brochure.

Submitting a Grant Request
Every year we elect an endowment team which oversees the investment of our assets and promotes the fund. The team also reviews and decides upon grant requests. The intent of our grants program is to fund programs and ministries beyond those supported through regular offerings at the Chapel. To apply for an endowment grant, submit a Grant Application  (PDF or MS Word) to the office.

 

History of our Endowment

The Chapel’s endowment fund was created in 2009 and has been funded with special gifts as well as generous bequests from the estates of Ruby Falk, and beloved Chapel members, Sandra Ruth Olson, Marjorie K. Bauman, and Nancy Lee Peterson (see picture on the right).

So far in 2014, the Endowment Team has awarded grants to the following projects:

  • $1,000 to the Chapel’s Godly Play Start-up
  • $1,000 to a new Projector in the sanctuary, with $2,000 in additional matching funds available
  • $1,000 to “Lutherans in Diaspora” conference at Union Seminary, New York
  • Eight $250 scholarships to PLTS seminarians attending 2014 PROCLAIM conference

Over the past three years, the Endowment Fund has given away over $37,000 in support of projects and initiatives in which we believe. 

  • 2013 — $10,072
  • 2012 — $13,742
  • 2011 — $13,250

Here’s a partial list of the projects we’ve funded:

  • $372 – Chapel’s Fair Trade Mercado (cotton shopping bags) (2012)
  • $500 – Lutheran Campus Ministry Builds (2012)
  • $500 – Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (2012)
  • $500 – East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (2012)
  • $500 – Lutheran Peace Fellowship (2012)
  • $750 – Dorothy Day House in memory of George Gunter Edgerton (2012)
  • $750 – Center & Library for Bible & Social Justice(2011)
  • $750 – Community Garden for migrant Workers (2012)
  • $750 – Chapel’s Internship Fund (2012)
  • $1,000 – “Remember Them Monument” in Oakland (2012)
  • $1,000 – Campaign for American Dream Walk (2012)
  • $1,000 – Lutheran Volunteer Corps (2012)
  • $1,000 – SHARE January Election Delegation (2013)
  • $1,000 –Striking Workers Hardship Fund (2011)
  • $1,072 – CROP Walk (2013)
  • $1,500 – Seminarian matching gift support (2011)
  • $2,000 – EBIIC Pacific Steel Workers Hardship Fund (2012)
  • $2,000 – SHARE – Women’s rights advocacy (2011)
  • $2,000 – PROCLAIM Logo for (2011)
  • $2,000 – Campus Ministry Peers (2011)
  • $2000 – Anti Homophobia Clinic in El Salvador (2012)
  • $2,000 – “Way of Grace” Emeryville Mission (2012)
  • $2,000 – Chapel’s annual Fall Getaway (2013)
  • $2,000 – El Salvadoran Pastors’ Retirement (2013)
  • $2,000 – Just Place Project (Migrant Stories) (2013)
  • $2,000 – SHARE El Salvador’s technology fund (2013)
  • $3,000 – New Chapel Audio System (2011)