Hope Endowment Fund

ELCA World Hunger

Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) walks with those in need and mobilizes community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives. By God’s grace, we provide ministries of compassion, justice, and hope to the most vulnerable in the metro DC area, working toward wholeness and self-sufficiency.

Disabled Church Member Support

We use the endowment to pay for the utility bills of those in our congregation who are disabled and in need.

Oxon Hill Food Pantry

Providing an emergency supply of food to those in need in Southern Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Our 30 year old pantry is an all volunteer 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Located at the rear of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4915 St. Barnabas Road, Temple Hills, MD.

We serve the zipcodes of 20607, 20735, 20744, 20745, 20746, 20747, 20748, 20623, 20772, 20773, 20774, 20775 and 20792. We accept food { canned & boxed goods as well as fresh fruit and vegetables } and monetary donations which are welcomed as well as much needed all year round.

St. Dysmas Program

The Community of St. Dysmas (CSD) is a Lutheran congregation in the Maryland Correctional System. God’s purpose for The Community of St. Dysmas is to share the transforming power of Christ’s love with persons incarcerated in the Maryland Department of Corrections and to support them upon their release. In July, 2018, The Reverend Susan Beck was called to serve as Pastor of CSD.

Mountaineer Food Bank

Mountaineer Food Bank was created in 1981 and placed in Gassaway, WV in Braxton County due to its central location. Over the years, it has become the largest emergency food provider in West Virginia distributing over 16.7 million pounds annually.

MFB provides food and other household items to over 450 feeding programs in 48 counties in West Virginia. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior programs, Veterans Table programs, mobile pantry programs, school food pantry and backpack programs.

Lutheran World Relief

At Lutheran World Relief, we envision a future where all people, in every corner of the world can live full, dignified lives.

Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.

We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize.

We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.

Our goal is to help people build self-sufficiency and create new community?owned approaches to problem?solving that will last long after our projects end.

Washington Metro DC Synod Gift

Part of the endowment was used to help the Washington Metro DC Synod offset the cost of the retirement of its previous bishop and the installation of the new bishop.

LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc.

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Other Organizations We Support



Warrior Writers

Warrior Writers is a national non-profit. Our mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences.

U.S. Kennels Incorporated

U.S. Kennels Incorporated is a 501(c3) non-profit organization. We provide trained service dogs, as well as supplies, to our combat wounded veterans who suffered Post traumatic stress disorder, Traumatic brain injuries and affiliated physical disabilities. Our program is available to deliver free support to our veterans while at the same time saving lives of shelter dogs waiting for someone to give them another chance at life.Every veteran, will be helped to find a dog which fits their personality and disability. That dog will be rescued, rehabilitated, trained in advanced obedience, and advanced medical tasks. Our program is created in such way that everyone wins, multiple lives are saved. Veteran’s lives will greatly improve with the medical assistance and by the healing power of their new canine partner.