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ELF HAS $8,500 to award this fall to grant proposals!

THE FOUNDATION’S PERPETUAL FUND has money to dispense from last year’s net investment income.  (This is in addition to the monies marked for distribution from the Facilities Endowment Fund and scholarships for Laurel Hall).

Use the button in the right column marked "ELF Funding Request" to download the form you will need to request funds for church, Laurel Hall, Early Childhood Center - programs, projects,  and ministries that are not a part of the regular budget.

The Emmanuel Lutheran Foundation manages Perpetual and Special Endowment Funds dedicated to supporting the missions and activities of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Emmanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Center and Laurel Hall School.

The Emmanuel Lutheran Foundation grows through generous gifts which are prudently invested and prayerfully dispersed to support the ministries of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A gift to the foundation is truly "THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING."

Planned gifts are increasing in popularity because they allow you to reap the many benefits of giving during your lifetime. Many individuals are choosing to incorporate planned giving into their financial and estate plan. Through planned giving, you are provided with an excellent opportunity to control who will benefit from your lifetime of hard work.

Your individualized goals and dreams make each gift unique and important. As Martin Luther stated, "The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious." Planned giving takes many forms and can be tailored to meet your needs and goals.

Ways to Support the Church Foundation

Donors may make their contributions to the Foundation through a multitude of options. Gifts of all sizes and in many forms are welcome.


A cash gift is the simplest and easiest way of realizing your charitable objectives and sharing in the work of the Foundation. Cash gifts qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes and are fully deductible up to 50% of your adjusted gross income in the year that you make the gift. Deduction amounts exceeding this limit may be carried forward up to five additional years. Donate online here.


Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and stock in closely-held companies) may also be made to the Foundation. You may completely avoid capital gains tax and deduct the full current fair market value of the gift of securities, equaling up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in the year of the gift.


Through a will, a donor may perpetuate good works through a living memorial. The Foundation may be named as a residuary beneficiary of an estate, as the recipient of a specified gift or contingent bequest, or as the ultimate beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust. Bequests are deductible for federal estate tax purposes.

Life Insurance

There are several ways that you can give through life insurance. You can give a policy that you already own, assign the dividends as a gift, or name the Foundation as a beneficiary. In addition to estate tax benefits, you may also gain an income tax deduction.

Real Estate

A gift of property held for more than one year can provide the same federal tax advantages as a gift of securities. You may also choose to retain the right to live in a donated residence after your gift has been made.

Gifts with an Income Interest to the Donor

Deferred gifts include gifts in which the donor makes an irrevocable transfer of assets to the Foundation and receives, in return, a lifetime income interest for specified beneficiaries: the donor, a spouse, children or friend. Thereafter, the Foundation receives the assets representing the gift.

Gifts with an Income Interest to the Foundation

Through a charitable lead trust, you can provide an income to the Foundation for a period of years, at the end of which the principal reverts to you or passes to other members of your family. Often there is a significant estate tax benefit.

To make a donation please mail or contact the Foundation Treasurer:

Emmanuel Lutheran Foundation
6020 Radford Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Denise VanZago, Treasurer


The Emmanuel Lutheran Foundation grows through generous gifts which are prudently invested and prayerfully dispersed to support the ministries of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  A gift to the foundation is truly “THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.”

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