Thrivent Charitable and its generous donors are committed to supporting churches and nonprofit organizations across our local, national, and global communities.
Thrivent Charitable grants are given in two ways:
- Our donors support the charities and causes they cherish through individual donor-advised funds—the donor decides when and where to distribute grants (subject to the due diligence process and policies)—or organizational endowment funds.
- Thrivent Charitable serves our donors in addressing larger issues through our collaborative Impact Funds. Grants from these funds are distributed using highly defined characteristics. So, the application process for them is by invitation only.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- Grants providing a more than incidental benefit to the donor or other third party. This includes: all or a portion of the cost to attend a charitable event, goods bought at charitable auctions, raffle tickets, grants that fulfill fundraising or other commitments or pledges, or that are directed to or for the benefit of specific individuals (e.g., school tuition, scholarships earmarked for individuals);
- Grants to organizations whose purpose or work is not solely charitable or when the grant will be used for a non-charitable purpose (e.g., cemeteries, VFW, fraternal societies);
- Grants to private non-operating foundations; and
- Grants to (501)(c)(3) supporting organizations that cannot verify they would be considered Type I or Type II by the IRS.
- Online through their Fund Dashboard.
the Grant Recommendation formand return it to Thrivent Charitable.
You can upload the necessary information via
Please do not acknowledge the grant to us by mail, as we are unable to accommodate forwarding mail to donors.
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Donors are eligible to claim their potential tax deduction upon making a gift to fund their donor-advised fund at Thrivent Charitable, not when they distribute grants to organizations such as yours. Donors are not eligible to receive a tax deduction in connection to any grant recommendations to organizations.
- We help donors support their favorite charities and causes through individual donor-advised funds—the donor decides when and where to distribute grants (subject to due diligence and policies). Once a donor creates their donor-advised fund with Thrivent Charitable, they are eligible to recommend grants to IRS-qualified charities. No application is necessary from the grantee.
- We address larger issues with a unified voice through our
Impact Funds. The grant application process for Impact Funds is by invitation only.
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