Foundation Annual Report

WELS Foundation exists to help God’s people support gospel ministry through WELS.

To carry out its mission, the WELS Foundation:

  • Provides knowledgeable planned giving support to WELS members through WELS Christian giving counselors and other WELS advancement representatives.
  • Provides various giving opportunities, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, donor advised funds, and endowment administration.
  • Provides printed and online educational material regarding various giving opportunities for WELS and WELS-affiliated organizations.

WELS Foundation is the foundation of choice for WELS members and ministries. It is the only foundation whose sole purpose is to facilitate donors’ desires to support WELS ministries.

After the Israelites crossed the River Jordan to enter the Promised Land, they set up a stone memorial so that future generations would know the goodness of God (Joshua 4:4-9). In the same way, WELS Foundation exists to help members whose gifts leave a monument of their faith that will be a blessing for many years to come. By establishing a planned gift, you are creating a lasting legacy by providing financial resources dedicated to the support of teaching and preaching God’s Word to future generations. As you contemplate the transition from the wilderness of life on earth to the Promised Land of heaven, what will be your memorial stone?

Read the WELS Foundation Annual Report


Christian giving counselors are available to provide you with answers and knowledgeable advice.

The information contained on this website is not intended as legal advice. For legal and tax advice, WELS Foundation encourages you to consult an attorney or tax professional. The figures cited in the examples on this website are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income tax include federal taxes only. Individual state taxes and/or state law may impact your results.