To Recognize, Inspire, and Facilitate Legacy Stewardship


Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest strives to be the best conduit to encourage, facilitate and manage Legacy Giving by providing increasing perpetual financial support to a variety of Lutheran ministries.


Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest was Founded:

In Austin, Texas, in 1979 by Lutheran visionary lay leaders and four sponsoring organizations

As a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation of the State of Texas

As a Christian Foundation with Stewardship Principles

As a supporting organization of Lutheran sponsoring organizations

The Foundation is qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions

Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest is a Lutheran Ministry that lifts up stewardship without taking inheritances away from family or heirs, a ministry of planned sharing.


Comprised of a dedicated and competent staff focused on serving individuals and families with end of life giving that allows resources to be shared with family and ministries to match the donor’s passions, values and faith. We use financial planning and wealth management tools to best capture benefit to both donor and ministry.


The Foundation is a team at the ready to help your congregation with endowment program design, implementation and management; educating your congregation about planned giving and advising your congregation’s leadership regarding financial management. Our board of Trustees, Sponsor Trustees and Advisory Members ensure sound leadership.

As the sun sets on one generation and rises on the next, our stewardship of God’s gifts through that transition will remember the lives of those who have passed, and make a difference in the lives of those to come.