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Grants to our community

Generosity in action

In 2020, over 15,000 Thrivent clients and InFaith donors came together to give when getting together wasn’t possible. Because of the generosity of caring individuals like you, we made a meaningful impact with more than $45.3 million in grant support to the charities and causes closest to your hearts. Thank you for contributing your time, talent, and treasure and sharing your blessings to help people in need.

Grant stories of impact

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Generosity Fosters Transformational Impact

With support from a donor, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is making scientific strides to discover a possible prevention of Type 1 Diabetes.
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Making Connections: Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) works to help families and communities master the challenges of caring for adults with Alzheimer’s.
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Taking Action: Talitha Cumi

One donor's giving provides support to the Latino Ministries of the ELCA, a network dedicated to empowering Latina women.
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Unifying Voices: FaithTrust Institute

In partnership with FaithTrust, Thrivent Charitable celebrates ten years of support for The Safe & Healthy Churches initiative.
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Changing Lives: Antelope Memorial Hospital

Two donors used their passion for their community to provide grant support to Antelope Memorial Hospital.
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Engaging Faith: The Ecumenical Water Network

Our Creation Care Initiative is accomplished through our grantee partner: The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

About our grantmaking

Who receives grants?Pie chart breaking down grantmaking by fund type

We distribute grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout our local, national and global community. In 2019, more than 12,000 charities received grants through donor-advised funds and organizational endowment funds. Note: We do not provide direct support to individuals.

Can I apply for a grant?

We work in two ways. First, we help donors support their favorite charities and causes through individual donor-advised funds; Second, we address larger issues with a unified voice through our Impact Funds. The grant application process for Impact Funds is by invitation only.

2020 grantsA chart that breaks down donors grantmaking by area of interest

In 2020, we saw resilience take center stage. From supporting large-scale relief efforts to giving back to the organizations in their own backyards, our donors made communities stronger one act of giving at a time.

Because of this generosity, we distributed $45.3 million in grants in 2020 – a 28% increase in total grantmaking dollars from last year. We are grateful to help donors support the charities and causes that mean the most to them.