Mission Endowment Fund

Mission Endowment Fund

The New Hope Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund has been established to provide a perpetual source of income to support mission work at home and around the world. 

By creating this financial pathway, the Mission Endowment Fund allows us to partner in God’s work in the Conejo Valley and elsewhere in the mission field.   

The Fund makes distributions to support religious, charitable and educational purposes.

Now Accepting Applications for Grant Money through March 1, 2023!

The New Hope Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund is supported through gifts and bequests and is a legacy of our faith in New Hope’s role with future generations.

This year, the Committee has designated a total of $10,000 for grants to be disbursed in 2022-2023 and we are now accepting applications through March 1, 2023.  We will consider proposals that support religious, charitable, or educational projects.

Request forms are available on our website, however you may want to coordinate with the charity you wish to support in completing the form. Completed forms can be returned by email to endowmentcommittee@newhopeagoura.com or US mail to New Hope Lutheran Church. We look forward to receiving requests to enhance our ministries in the surrounding communities and around the globe.

Submitting a Request for Funds
So that the Endowment Committee can consider your request for funds, please complete the Grant Distribution Request Form.

Completed forms along with supporting documentation (i.e. program overview, invoices, etc.) as applicable can be submitted by mail to:

New Hope Lutheran Church
c/o Endowment Committee
29295 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Or by email to: endowmentcommittee@newhopegoura.com

Fund Distribution
Requests for funds are reviewed two times a year or more frequently at the discretion of the Endowment Committee. Funds available for distribution vary as amounts are based on earnings/dividends derived from gifts/bequests.

In December of 2020, the New Hope Lutheran Church Council approved an Endowment fund grant of one thousand dollars to support the Prince of Peace Food Pantry.  Since then, the Endowment committee evaluated four additional grant proposals that ranged from foreign opportunities, ELCA churches, Southwest California Synod functions and non-profits in the Conejo Valley.  The committee evaluated the proposals, in part, for their impact on the community, how a grant would impact the project and how New Hope already supports the non-profit.  

The New Hope Church Council approved the recommendation made by the committee of the Mission Endowment Fund for funding the following two grants:

  •  Assistance League of Conejo Valley to support their Adult Vision Care program [$3,600]
  •  Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences (LRCC) for several cabin window replacements [$400]

Recent recipients of the New Hope Mission Endowment Fund express their gratitude to New Hope Lutheran Church in the following videos

Assistance League Conejo Valley –
Rita Phillips
Community Conscience –
Robin Britt, Executive Director
Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences –
Glen Egertson, Executive Director