Westwood Lutheran Memorial FoundationImpacting Lives . . . since 1973
The mission of our foundation is to positively impact people’s lives by enriching and supporting the ministries of Westwood Lutheran Church.
The Westwood Lutheran Memorial Foundation is a Minnesota non-profit organization chartered to receive and administer funds for the religious, educational and charitable activities of Westwood Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church in general.
Since 1973, the Foundation has been entrusted with gifts from members and friends of the congregation. These gifts are often memorials for a family member, close friend, or a beloved member of the congregation. Two types of endowed funds are managed by the Foundation. The endowment fund, the largest fund, receives undesignated gifts whereas various designated funds are established for gifts used for specific purposes, such as the music program fund.
Some of the designated funds were established by Individuals who wished to leave a legacy for the church and community. In addition the Foundation has taken on additional roles from time to time, such as providing financial management of the Columbarium.
Gifts to the Foundation live in perpetuity as only the income from these funds are used for grants.