Immanuel Vision Foundation Announces $1.6M in Charitable Grants

The Immanuel Vision Foundation announced that it awarded $1,686,000 in grants to 39 ELCA congregations, agencies, and institutions in the Midwest in its most recent grant cycle.
Since 2015, the Immanuel Vision Foundation has provided financial support to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that align with Immanuel’s mission of Christ-centered support to seniors, each other, and the community. The foundation supports local organizations through two grant cycles. The fall grant cycle runs from August 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023, and is focused on supporting congregations and organizations affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Nebraska and Iowa.
The most recent grants awarded include funding for:
•    Various community projects, including Nazareth Lutheran Church’s afterschool snack program for food-insecure children in Cambridge, Iowa.
•    St. John’s Lutheran Church’s purchase of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be placed in high-traffic areas throughout the city of Schuyler, Nebraska.
•    St. John’s Lutheran Church’s programming to help young people in distress in Otoe, Nebraska.
•    St. John’s United Lutheran Church’s greenhouse project, which will result in fresh produce for a community food bank in Alliance, Nebraska.
“The Immanuel Vision Foundation empowers congregations to transform communities through impactful giving,” said Emily Tonniges, Executive Director, Immanuel Community and Vision Foundations. “Our financial grants serve as catalysts for positive change, enabling congregations to extend their compassionate reach and address their communities’ pressing needs. Together, we amplify Immanuel’s spirit of generosity, fostering a brighter future for those in need.”
Fall grants awarded in Nebraska include:
•    Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Omaha)
•    Iglesia Luterana San Andres (Omaha)  
•    Lutheran Family Services (Omaha)
•    Mosaic (Omaha)
•    Nebraska Synod ELCA (Omaha)
•    Nile Lutheran Chapel (Omaha)  
•    Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Omaha)  
•    Paul’s Lutheran Church (Omaha)
•    Thomas Lutheran Church (Omaha)  
•    Timothy’s Lutheran Church (Omaha)
•    Table Grace Ministries (Omaha)
•    Trinity Lutheran Church (Omaha)  
•    John’s United Lutheran Church (Alliance)  
•    Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (Ashland)  
•    First Lutheran Church (Blair)  
•    American Lutheran Church (Filley)
•    Midland University (Fremont)
•    American Lutheran Church (Gothenburg)  
•    Family of Christ Lutheran Church (Kearney)  
•    Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry (Lincoln)
•    Shell Creek Lutheran Church (Newman Grove)  
•    John’s Lutheran Church (Otoe)
•    Hosanna Lutheran Church (Plattsmouth)  
•    Peace Lutheran Church (Plymouth)
•    John’s Lutheran Church (Schuyler)
Fall grants awarded in Iowa include:
•    Capitol Hill Lutheran Church (Des Moines)
•    Grace Lutheran Church (Des Moines)
•    Mark Lutheran Church (West Des Moines)
•    Peace Lutheran Church (Adel)
•    Nazareth Lutheran (Cambridge)  
•    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Knoxville)
•    Trinity Lutheran Church (Marshalltown)
•    Paul Lutheran Church (Martensdale)
•    Immanuel Lutheran Church (Ogden)
•    Peace Lutheran Church (Pella)
•    Olivet Lutheran (Perry)
•    Stephen Lutheran Church (Urbandale)
In addition, grants were also awarded to:
•    Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
•    Oaks Indian Mission (Oaks, Oklahoma)
Learn more about the Immanuel Vision Foundation at