Give Now

The ELCA Fund for Leaders serves as the ongoing promise of this church that those who are called to serve our congregations have the opportunity to pursue a path that leads to informed faith and passionate discipleship. Your gifts are needed to support these future leaders. The ELCA Fund for Leaders supports about 300 students at our seven ELCA seminaries but with your gifts more students can receive tuition assistance. Please give today.

Make an online donation

Online giving is simple and secure.

Join Monthly Partners

Become a Monthly Partner and give automatic, monthly gifts in support of the ELCA Fund for Leaders.

Mail your donation

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1806
Merrifield, VA 22116-8000

Give by phone

Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Central Time.

Support your synod fund

Many ELCA synods have established endowments to support candidates who would like to attend seminary. You may make a gift designated to ELCA Fund for Leaders and/or a specific synod. For a list of options, click here.

Leave a legacy

The ELCA Foundation has a nationwide network of professional gift planning staff that can help you explore a variety of possibilities for making a significant gift to the ELCA Fund for Leaders and fulfill your legacy goals at the same time. Find the regional gift planner nearest you or call the ELCA Foundation at 800-638-3522 for more information.