Congregational Giving


Church PartnershipsAs a faith community, you have the ability to make a significant impact in the lives of people in Minnesota and in your community. LSS relies on your financial support to carry out our mission of service across the state.


Every year, nearly 900 faith communities provide financial support to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Many include a line item for LSS in their yearly benevolence budget, providing a strong foundation of annual support.


Make a gift

Special Offerings

Consider dedicating one offering during the year to lift up your support for LSS services throughout the state. Use all or a portion of the day’s offering to supplement your budgeted support of LSS. Feel free to use any of our bulletin inserts to highlight LSS services.


In-Kind Contributions

LSS services are always in need of supplies and in-kind contributions that support their work and help the people they serve. Refer to our donation wish lists for needed items.


Special Event Fundraisers

Hold a special event to raise money and highlight the vital services faith communities are part of across the state. Some things to consider are an ice cream social, an annual garage sale, and golf or bowling tournaments. Make it fun; and if you have any unique approaches or success stories, please contact us to share it.

Capital Appeals

Don’t pass up the opportunity you have to make a powerful impact by including mission support as part of your capital campaign. Many faith communities around the state are setting a wonderful example for their members about the importance of stewardship.

Foundations and Endowments

Congregations with foundations or endowments have the chance to direct some of those resources to LSS services. Please contact us to let us know what information we can provide or if you wish to invite a formal proposal from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.