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.

To learn more about the projects and programs supported by Grace through benevolences and volunteerism and how you can get involved, download the 2012 edition of the Grace Lutheran Church Benevolence/Social Ministry Handbook.

Or learn more by clicking on the links below. 



Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)

Holy Family Lutheran School

Palestine Lutheran Schools

Shikokho School

Walther Lutheran High School

Centre for Christian Education, Martin, Slovakia

Concordia University Chicago

Valparaiso University

Fund for Theological Education

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago



Medical and Social Ministry


Bread for the World

Chicago Christian Industrial League

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA Disaster Appeal

Foods Resource Bank

Food for the Poor

Harmony Community Food Bank

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry


Social Services

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic

Circle Family HealthCare Network


Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

Chicago Uptown Ministry/Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois - Prisoner & Family Ministry

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Misericordia Home

New Moms

The Night Ministry

Walk-In Ministry



Norwegian Bethesda Home

Selian Lutheran Hospital

Wheat Ridge Ministries



Agro-Ecological Resource Station (Brazil)

International Justice Mission

International Partners in Mission

Opportunity International

United Power for Action and Justice


Evangelical Outreach

Lutheran Indian Ministries

Lutheran Church, Papua New Guinea

The Lutheran Church of Lithuania

Oak Park & River Forest YoungLife


ELCA Programs

ELCA American Indian/Alaska Native Ministries

ELCA Global Mission



Bible Translation/Distribution

Bible League

Lutheran Bible Translators

Wycliffe Bible Translators


Grace Social Ministry Partners

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Hope for Grieving Children/Africa

Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Ministries

West Suburban PADS