The Foundation of St. Andrew’s

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Foundation of St. Andrew’s At A Glance

  • Donations to The Foundation are separate and distinct from day-to-day operating funds of the church. Over the past years, St. Andrew’s Foundation has funded Mission Jamaica and Vision Slovakia; TreeHouse; supported our Music Ministry, the St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity; provided funding for Spark Bibles for kids; and supported seminary students.
  • Through these gifts, The Foundation seeks to match donor intentions with ministries that serve the needs of people in Christ’s name in the community, the nation, and around the world.
  • Directors of The Foundation have the legal and financial responsibility to preserve gifts and to make careful investment decisions using annually-produced income to fund Foundation distributions. We help our members identify their values and create personal legacies which enrich their faith and extend the ministries of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.
  • For more information, or to talk with someone about entrusting your legacy to The Foundation, contact Christa Getchell, Executive Director of The Foundation by using our Contact Us form or by phone at 651.762.9102

The Foundation of St. Andrew’s: A ministry to the heartfelt legacies of donors, and a service to the internal and extended ministries of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

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We support St. Andrew’s missional efforts by:

Ways to Give

In partnership with The Foundation of St. Andrew’s, give while you’re living and see your gifts at work and/or leave a legacy that will give into perpetuity.

Some ways to leave a legacy through The Foundation of St. Andrew’s:
Make a one-time or recurring gift to one of The Foundation’s endowed funds or as an undesignated donation
Donate stocks, bonds, or other appreciated assets which can provide significant tax value to you while funding your missional interests

If you’re age 70 1/2 or older, make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to The Foundation as part or all of your annual Required Minimum Distribution.

Plan an end-of-life gift through your Will or Trust by designating a specific dollar amount or percentage of assets to The Foundation
Name The Foundation as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your:
—IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan
—Life insurance policy or an annuity
Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust

Both current gifts and legacy gifts must be payable to The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church to ensure that your intentions are met. Do not shorten to St. Andrew’s or St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

Please reach out to Christa Getchell for assistance in getting started.
Gifts to 501(c)3 organizations normally receive favorable tax treatment. Donors should always seek advice from their tax advisors regarding tax treatment of donations to charitable organizations.

As you navigate changes in your life, we can help you with your estate planning. You can support both the ministries of St. Andrew’s and your family when you make a charitable bequest, a gift made without using your current resources.
The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is a nonprofit organization and a separate 501(c)(3) from St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. The Foundation is classified by the IRS as a non-operating private foundation (Tax ID# 41-2001369). It was established in 2000 to provide funds for religious and charitable needs outside the scope of the annual budget of the congregation.

What does the Foundation fund?

For more information:

Contact Christa Getchell, Executive Director
The Foundation of St. Andrew’s
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115