Endowment Funds

The General Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1985. Designated contributions are added to the Fund’s principal, managed by an investment trustee.  The profits of this Fund are used solely for scholarships to Trinity Lutheran School students. A Scholarship Committee awards the financial aid based on family need.

At Trinity Lutheran School, there are additional endowment accounts established by individuals, families, or estates and whose profits are also used for financial aid.  If you are interested in establishing such an account in your family name, please tell us and we will be happy to advise you of the process.

In the past 25 years, through the school year of 2013/14, over $297,000 has been distributed in financial aid to TLS students from these funds. Trinity Lutheran Church and School is grateful
to the generous people who have established the endowments and to all contributors who ensure this financial assistance to our students.

The Trinity Fund

Contributions to the Trinity Fund will help support student scholarships provided for Trinity Lutheran School families.  This fund, established in 2006, also covers other essential program costs not covered by tuition alone.  Partner with us and become a champion for Christian education and the Trinity students we serve.

A number of corporations and businesses match employee contributions to non-profit agencies.

If your employer offers this benefit, please consider using it.  We will gladly provide information on your behalf.

If you wish to contribute to either the Endowment fund, or the Trinity Fund,
please send your gift to Trinity Lutheran Church office attention: Trinity Lutheran Church and School—Trinity Fund or Endowment Fund, 5520 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97218
Contributing to the Trinity Fund or the Endowment Fund may be a tax deduction for you under present state and federal laws. Please consult with a financial or tax advisor for federal and state guidelines, as well as any other options that may benefit both TLC/S and you, the donor. No goods or services can be exchanged for your gift.

Trinity Lutheran School is an Oregon nonprofit corporation and an organization described in sections 501(c) (3), 509(a) (1), and 170(b) (1) (A) (iv) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Trinity Lutheran Church & School’s non-profit Tax ID Number is 930479868.
A receipt will be mailed in acknowledgement of your gift.

Trinity Lutheran Church and School thank you in advance for your support of the students
in our Lutheran Elementary School program.