We are trusted.
We believe greater financial resources can work to grow the Kingdom and glorify God. We have answered this call by establishing Siebert Serves to grow the Lutheran Christian community and to help Lutheran leaders and ministries thrive for years into the future.
Why Give to Siebert Serves?
We assist you in making meaningful charitable decisions that help you grow in the spirit of generosity.
We remove the stress and complications from donating, making it easy for you to share your gifts with others, and do so joyfully.
We help tailor your giving so you can effectively support the charities and causes that matter most to you.
We shed light on fresh ways to enhance your charitable contributions while focusing on the people and organizations that you value — either now or in the future.
services to better understand your philanthropic options in the Lutheran community through a one-on-one relational approach.
A professional, business-oriented, and rigorous process so that you can amplify your impact and leave a legacy of generosity.
Unparalleled evaluation of funding opportunities based on in-depth knowledge of the Lutheran Church and its ministries.
Christian stewardship teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God, and we are called to share His gifts and love with others. If you are looking to experience the spirituality of giving, Siebert Serves is here to guide you on a personalized journey of generosity by:
Fostering inclusivity and transcending the traditional roles of grantmaking or financial institutions.
Cultivating a sense of community by uniting like-minded Christian philanthropists who want to be responsible stewards of God’s financial gifts.
"You can fully put your finger on what God will do and can do through people's generosity and the way it is multiplied and enhanced. All for the Kingdom!"
~ Pastor Leon Jameson, Hales Corners Lutheran Church & School
Contact Sarah Gilday
Director of Philanthropy
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT SIEBERT SERVES
Why is Siebert Lutheran Foundation now working with donors and prospective donors like me?We believe greater resources will grow the Kingdom and glorify God and we want to help you increase your impact by leveraging over four decades of grant-making expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Lutheran Church and affiliated ministries . At our core, we cultivate a sense of community, uniting like-minded Christian philanthropists who want to be responsible stewards of God’s financial gifts.
What are the benefits of partnering with Siebert (versus what I’m already doing)?Siebert brings knowledge, relationships and evaluation capabilities that few, if any, Christian funders can replicate. Since 1976, Siebert has granted $135 million to Lutheran-affiliated organizations, primarily in Wisconsin and affected countless lives for Christ.
What is Siebert’s asset level?At the end of 2023, Siebert had $118 million in its portfolio. Granting approximately $4 million per year, Siebert has consistently been listed as one of the most active Milwaukee-area foundations.
What are Siebert’s priorities?Siebert focuses on three important funding priorities: Growing the Body of Christ … by investing in Lutheran leaders, ministries, congregations, and innovative evangelism in Wisconsin. Educating while Sharing the Gospel … by funding high-performing Lutheran-affiliated schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities within Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, and Waukesha Counties. Serving as the Hands and Feet of Christ … by supporting effective strategies at Lutheran churches and organizations to meet the basic short-term needs of disadvantaged people, and to create pathways toward greater self-sufficiency and empowerment in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities within Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, and Waukesha Counties.
What kinds of gifts does Siebert accept?Aside from cash gifts, you may give from an IRA, give mutual funds or stocks, or give through your will or estate plan. You may also contact us to learn how we can help you give from your Donor Advised Fund directly to a Siebert grantee.
What is the minimum gift that Siebert will accept?Siebert is focused on growing your Gospel impact, so a donor can offer a gift of any size!
What are gifts I can give right now?Use appreciated assets - Stocks, bonds, mutual funds - Privately held business interests or partnerships - Appreciated real estate Give a gift and receive an income back with a charitable trust Give part or all of a Required Minimum Distribution from an IRA (directly to a Siebert grantee) Make a Gift from your Donor Advised Fund (directly to a Siebert grantee) Give a pass-through grant to programs and organizations that align with one or more of Siebert’s three Gospel-focused priorities and mission Participate in our innovative Collaborators’ Event: join with others to increase your collective impact.
What are gifts I can give through my estate?Gifts through a Will Gifts through Contracts—add Siebert as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy or an IRA (or 401(K) or 403(b) plan).