In this time when the need around us is so great – coming from our own backyards to across the globe –it’s hard to know whether any one of us can make a difference. And yet being among a large community of givers who care deeply, I assure you, everyone plays an important role in positive, lasting change. At Thrivent Charitable, we have the unique view of the collective impact of all our donors when it comes to imminent need. Together, we are supporting people and communities devastated by war, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, disease, and so much more.
The values and compassion of our donors spreads light every day. Together, we continue to answer the call to serve one another, especially when it is hardest.
You might be seeking for ways to help, and we understand it may be hard to know where to start with so many in need. We at Thrivent Charitable are here to help you continue to make an impact in meaningful ways. Below are three ways we suggest to begin:
1. If you want ideas on how to support those in greatest need, our staff have curated a list of suggested organizations to help those hardest hit by current events. Rather than a comprehensive list, this is simply here to inspire thought around support.
2. If you’d like to amplify the impact of your gift by joining together with others, consider contributing to Thrivent Charitable’s Disaster Response & Resiliency Fund Impact Fund. Our staff will make focused grants to support organizations that are on the ground helping those hit hard by recent events. We will also share the grants we make as we go to ensure that you know we are aiming for the greatest quality, and you see our shared impact.
3. Make a grant through your donor-advised fund to a charity you already know and currently needs your support. With your donor-advised fund, you can select those causes nearest to your heart and request a specific grant purpose if you like.
We invite you to explore how you can share your blessings and serve in this time of great need. You may also contact us and one of our staff can help you navigate where your gifts can be best employed to match your values.
Thank you for trusting us with your generosity. We are grateful to serve you as a part of your journey.
Mandy Tuong, President and CEO
Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing