Through the generosity of individuals and congregations, we are able to provide funding for vital ministries throughout the synod. Learn more about these funding resources below. 

If you wish to support one of these funds, give here! 

Ministry Resources

Seed money provided from the Because of You Campaign

Racial Equity and Reparations Fund
  • This fund is one step towards fostering solidarity between Synod colleagues, redressing financial disparities and making reparation for decades of systemic racism within the ELCA.
  • BIPOC rostered leaders and mission developers in our Synod are encouraged to sign up to be fund recipients by emailing
COVID Relief Fund
For congregations and ministries to help with:
  • shortages for salary and benefits for rostered leaders and ministry staff positions
  • assistance in upgrading equipment for online worship/meetings; personal protective equipment
  • Apply HERE
Grace Grants

Our final year of distribution is 2023 for these focus areas:

  • Ministry Innovation 
  • Equity and Justice for Marginalized Communities 
  • Community, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Youth & Young Adult  
  • Applications will be received Feb 1 - May 31 
  • Learn more HERE
Gloria Dei Fund

Seed money provided following the closure of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

  • to support sabbaticals for rostered leaders
  • to provide seed money for the development of new congregational ministries in the areas
    of evangelism, parish outreach & education
  • to support social ministries of the Synod/ELCA
  • Learn more HERE
  • Rostered Ministers Apply HERE
  • Congregations / Agencies Apply HERE
  • Fund for Future Rostered Leaders - to support candidates pursuing ordination - inquire here
  • For Environmental Studies - for students pursuing environmental education
  • Pacific Lutheran University awards more than $61 million in PLU-funded scholarships and grants annually, recognizing academic achievement, talent, leadership, and service. Learn more here.
Mission in Washington Endowment Fund

The NWWA Synod's Mission in Washington Endowment Fund supports ministries on our territory. Inquire here.

Maritime Ministries