Endowment Fund

In 2020, the Endowment program was blessed to be able to give over $13,000 in gifts to various causes which extend beyond our church walls.  We are happy to report that the Endowment program has become more visible in the community and look forward to continued growth within the ministry.  
Watch this video to see how Holy Trinity’s Endowment is making a difference and how you can help!

Endowment Team Mission Statement:

The mission of the Endowment Fund Team is to encourage, receive, and administer gifts in a manner consistent with the loyalty and devotion to our Lord as expressed by the donors to enhance the outreach of HTLC apart from the general operations of the congregation. The Endowment Fund is a perpetual gift that distributes only the income each year. Income distributions benefit:
  • Evangelism
  • Missions
  • Youth Ministry
  • Local Benevolence
  • Special Needs of the Church
Examples of Past Grants from the Endowment Fund:
Click HERE to watch a video of past recipients.

Applying for a grant from the HTLC Endowment Fund

The HTLC Endowment Team asks that anyone requesting a grant from the Endowment Fund fill out the HTLC Endowment Fund Grant Request Form.
Download a PDF copy of the Endowment Request Form and Applicant Checklist. You may also contact Jamie Bisek, HTLC Office Manager for a copy.  

Ways the HTLC Endowment Fund Grows:

  • Organic Growth – Fund is conservatively invested in the financial markets and experiences growth with the markets
  • Contributions from Active Donors – Contribution are accepted from church and community members who are looking to donate funds beyond the church and its traditional operating budget.
  • Contributions from an Estate Plan – Donors leave money to the church and, either through a designated gift to endowment or through the church’s gift policy, the contribution is made to the Endowment fund.

Contribute to the HTLC Endowment Fund

You can contribute to the HTLC Endowment Fund in a variety of ways including giving money directly to the fund or leaving money or gifts to the Endowment Fund as part of an estate plan. Please contact the church office and/or talk with your estate planning professional or financial adviser to learn more about how you can contribute to the HTLC Endowment Fund.


If you have any questions about the HTLC Endowment Fund, please contact the Endowment Committee Chairperson by contacting the church office at office@holytrinityonline.org.

If you have any questions about how to plan a gift for HTLC, please contact an ELCA gift planner. Rebecca (Becky) Palmgren is the Regional Gift Planner for the Minneapolis Area and St. Paul Area Synods and can be reached at 763-757-9302 (office), 763-464-3584 (cell), or by email at Rebecca.Palmgren@elca.org.