Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an addition to my DAF?
Cash contributions to an ELCA Foundation donor advised fund can be made at anytime by sending a check payable along with the deposit form to the Endowment Fund of the ELCA to the following address. Please ensure your DAF account number and/or name are included in your check memo.

Endowment Fund of the ELCA
P.O. Box 1806
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Can I make non-cash donations to my DAF?
Yes! Your donor advised fund can be funded through gifts of stock, marketable commodities, or other assets, including gifts of real estate, closely held stock, subchapter S corporate stock, LLC interests and partnerships. Any proposed gift of assets other than stock, bonds, mutual funds, and marketable commodities must be reviewed in advance with the ELCA Foundation. Contact your Regional Gift Planner to learn more.
Can other friends and family members contribute to my DAF?
A donor advised fund is a useful tool for sharing giving choices and gifts with your family and/or friends. Anyone can make a gift to your donor advised fund following the instructions above.

Tip: Sharing giving decisions from your DAF can be a great way to teach younger generations about the joy of giving. A DAF is not a family foundation, but it may achieve many of the same goals with significantly lower costs.
What investment options do I have?
All ELCA Foundation donor advised funds are fully invested in the Ministry Growth Fund. The Ministry Growth Fund is a long-term investment. ELCA Foundation donor advised funds are best suited for donors who want to distribute funds over along period of time, similar to the way an endowment works but offering the flexibility to make additional gifts at the request of the adviser(s). Performance reports on the Ministry Growth Fund are available online.
How do I reset my password?
Click the Reset your Password button found below the password field on the login page. You will be prompted to enter the email address associated with your account. Once that is done, an email will be sent to you to reset your password. When your password is reset, log in, select User Information and complete the form on the page.