Benevolences: Partners in Ministry and Mission
Grace Church gives ten percent of its annual budget to ministries beyond its doors. The Benevolence Committee oversees the benevolence budget. Grace's Social Ministry Committee helps Grace members get involved in ministry opportunities.

Grace Church's annual budget includes a tithe given to ministries outside our congregation. The Benevolence Committee recommends which organizations to support and reviews the list annually.

Learn more about ministries supported by Grace Church by clicking on the links below. 


U. S. Lutheran Education and Training

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)

Concordia University Chicago

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Valparaiso University

Walther Christian Academy (high school)

Navajo Lutheran Mission


ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

Metropolitan Chicago Synod

ELCA Global Church Sponsorship

Palestine Lutheran Schools 

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA Disaster Appeal

Global Ministries in Papua, New Guinea

Selian Lutheran Hospital, Tanzania


Local Social Ministires

Bethel New Life

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic

Chicago Uptown Ministry/Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

Circle Family HealthCare Network

Concordia Place

Cornerstone Academy Chicago

Fraternite Notre Dame

Harmony Community Food Pantry

Kidz Express

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois - Prisoner & Family Ministry

Misericordia Home

New Moms

The Night Ministry

Norwegian Bethesda Home

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry



World Mission

Centre for Christian Education, Martin, Slovakia

Hope for Grieving Children/Africa

International Partners in Mission

International Partners in Mission--Nepal

International Partners in Mission--Shikokho School

The Lutheran Church of Lithuania

Lutheran Indian Ministries

Opportunity International

Wheat Ridge Ministries