Normandale Foundation

Normandale Lutheran Church Foundation

Normandale Lutheran Church Foundation is our congregation’s response to God’s call to continue His mission and good works far into the future. The Foundation is where we gather and invest financial resources to launch new missions and ministries of our church, empowering our congregation and staff to dream and think big.

2016 Board of Directors

Jerry Bren - President, Mark Eckstein, Christianna Finneran, Jean Linné, Jeff Ohe, Betsy Narr, Joanna Swanson, Vince Duray

Recent Grant Recipients

By trusting in God's will for our work, the Foundation has taken many "leaps of faith" to support new missions and ministries. All gifts further the work of the Foundation as it supports the mission and ministry of Normandale Lutheran Church.

The Foundation has extended that mission in the past year by supporting the following ministries:

  • The partnership between Normandale Housing Corporation and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in housing ministry
  • Normandale Lutheran Church Children's Ministry CD production
  • Normandale Lutheran Church All Together in One Place Capital Campaign

 

Grant Requests

If you would like to submit a grant request for consideration, please fill out the application form and return to linne001@umn.edu or the church office at janet@normluth.org.

Grant Request Information
Grant Request Application

Foundation FAQ

How Does The Foundation Operate?
As a separate legal entity, funds raised through the Foundation are outside of the Normandale operating budget, so new initiatives can be started without worrying about whether we’re taking anything away from core programs already in place. Because we invest the principal of our gifts and spend only the earnings, we’re always building for the future.

How Do I Give – And When?
We encourage all Normandale individuals and families to consider a donation to the Endowment Fund to provide lasting support for Normandale’s mission. 
 For more information, please call Jerry Bren at 612.787.8956 or email at gbren@fisherbren.com.

Who Decides Where The Money Goes?
The Foundation team, made up of members of the congregation, together with the pastors and Church Council, make thoughtful decisions about grant proposals that are submitted to the Foundation. These requests come to us throughout the year.

Have additional questions? Please contact Jerry Bren, Normandale Foundation President, at gbren@fisherbren.com / 612.787.8956 (cell) / 952.829.5465 (home).