Triumphant Love Lutheran Church established the Unrestricted Fund to operate within the Endowment and committed it to providing grants to 501(c)3 organizations. It operates as a dedicated fund within the Triumphant Love Lutheran Church Endowment. Grants made using money from the Unrestricted Fund may include but is not limited to such things as assistance for people in need such as the homeless, people who have been abused, and the indigent; scholarships for Congregation members and other students entering the Seminary, higher education, camping, leadership conference, continuing education, etc.; mission support; medical assistance; as well as congregational participation in its own community programs. The first distribution from the Unrestricted Fund was made in 2007, and distributions have been made each year thereafter.
This fund is designed to operate in perpetuity and will distribute up to 5% of its fund balance annually, thus enhancing the Church’s Total Mission and Ministry to eligible non-profit organizations locally and throughout the country.
Eligibility for grants
Individuals, accredited educational institutions, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are all qualified to receive a grant from the Unrestricted Fund. Grants shall be awarded only for projects or items that are outside of the operating budget of TLLC, that are consistent with the religious and ethical standards of the Congregation, and that are seen to have the potential for achieving their specified purposes.