St. Louis, MO (April 22, 2015) – Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis is pleased to announce that it has awarded more than $100 million in grants since the inception of its grantmaking program in 1986. During this time, nearly 3,000 grants have been awarded to 617 congregations and nonprofit organizations, most of which are located in the greater St. Louis area.
“Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis has a rich heritage of partnering with area churches and agencies to positively impact the lives of hurting people,” says Ann L. Vazquez, president/CEO of the Foundation. “Our investments help congregations and organizations deliver services that cultivate meaningful transformation in the lives of those they serve—mind, body and soul.”
To recognize this important milestone, last night the Foundation presented at a gathering of more than 25 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations a grant to Lutheran Senior Services for $384,000 over three years to support the agency’s new Telehealth Technology program, designed to improve the health outcomes of older adults by providing health and mental health screening through Telehealth Kiosks and Parish Nursing services.
“Lutheran Foundation has been a valued partner in ministry over the years,” said John Kotovsky, President/CEO of Lutheran Senior Services. “Our Telehealth Technology program will help older adults in our community better maintain a healthy lifestyle so that they can live their life to the fullest.”
As the grantmaking ministry of 63 St. Louis area Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis seeks the improved care of people in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region. The Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in the St. Louis area since the inception of its grantmaking program in 1986 in support of its vision of seeing the Church brought into the hurting lives of people and people included in the healing life of the Church. Grants are awarded in the areas of Christian volunteerism, congregation social service outreach, Lutheran education, services for ex-offenders and their families, support for foreign-born populations, and older adults maintaining independence. The Foundation has approximately $5 million available for Grant Awards in 2015.
For more information and a full listing of grant awards, visit www.lutheranfoundation.org.
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