Central Lutheran Foundation



The Central Lutheran Foundation was established in 1979 to provide a vehicle to extend Central Lutheran Church’s benevolence beyond the current level of the operating budget.  The Foundation serves as the entity that can receive funds/gifts and then disburse the earnings from those funds to deserving individuals or organizations.

All Members of Central Lutheran Church are members of the Central Lutheran Foundation and have the authority to elect board members to serve the Foundation.  The board has the responsibility to administer the funds, establish policies, and direct the activities of the Foundation.  The members of the board serve without compensation.

 The Foundation receives funds from memorials, bequests and special gifts.  Funds received are invested with the principal remaining intact and only interest earnings are used for benevolent purposes, unless specifically designated otherwise by the donor.  The Foundation serves as a visible extension of the church’s ministry.

 The Foundation is solely a funding organization whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to those in need and to those who extend the church’s mission.  Distribution of Foundation funds are directed to extend Central’s ministry locally,  nationallyand internationally.  Funds may be used for scholarships.

What Central Lutheran Foundation Offers Our Donors

Flexibility and Focus – You decide how, when and where to spend your money.

                                           CLF Directors will help you transform your wishes into action.

Reliability – Your charitable funds are invested and professionally managed in a large and diversified portfolio.

Financial Stewardship – We will work with your financial advisers and attorneys (i.e. potential tax advantages) to incorporate giving into your plans. Several different avenues, both designated and undesignated, are available to participate in the Foundation

Support and Leadership –We are your partners in realizing your Christian charitable interests that support the ministries of our church, Central youth, seminarians, and God’s work throughout the world by way of global missions.

CLF Documents (PDF files)

History and Purpose
Funding Request – a .docx file

If you wish more information about the Foundation or about gifting, call or write:

Central Lutheran Foundation
1857 Potter Street, Eugene OR 97403
541 345-0395

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