Endowment Fund

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenwood, established an endowment fund in 1996. Its Articles of Operation allow income from the fund to be dispersed in the form of grants for:

  • Projects or programs by Christian organizations that advance the gospel; or
  • Projects or programs by secular organizations whose mission and proposed use of funds is in keeping with the Christian gospel; or
  • Help to individuals dealing with severe hardships. (Requests for this grant must have a Good Shepherd member sponsor the applicant and complete the application.)

Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit or for-profit organizations, or from individuals or groups of individuals that are not incorporated. Requests may be for any amount from $500 to $3,000. The church will distribute up to $10,000 total during this cycle. It is expected that projects receiving funding will be completed within one year.

Six (6) copies of the application and attachments must be received in the church office by September 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM.  Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.  The address is:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Endowment Fund
7701 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Attn: Rev. Heidi Johns

Application finalists will be asked to attend a meeting with the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees in mid-October to discuss the details of the project or request. Applicants will be notified in November of action taken on their request. Award recipients will be required to submit a final report within 12 months of the award distribution. The Endowment Fund Final Report form will be e-mailed to award recipients. Funds which are not used for the agreed upon project and activities must be returned to Good Shepherd. 

Please click on the appropriate link below to download and complete the application. Once complete, print the file, sign it, and submit 6 (six) copies with the relevant attachments.  (Note that the latest version of Adobe is needed to view these; click here to download Adobe.)

Individual Application
Organization Application

Questions may be directed to:

Email: endowment@goodshepherd.com 

Phone: 513-891-1700 and ask for Pastor Heidi Johns. 

Thank you for your interest in the Good Shepherd Endowment Fund. 

Endowment Fund Board of Trustees 

Jonathan Keith

Mary Adams

Doug Barnaclo

David Dietrichson