Hope Legacy Foundation

Hope Legacy Foundation


The Hope Legacy Foundation provides interested donors with an opportunity to use planned or deferred gifts (such as wills, trusts, gift annuities and life insurance) to endow funds supporting Hope ministries and missions. In addition, you can give to the Foundation during your lifetime to build a lasting gift. Whether through planned, deferred or current gifts, the Foundation provides you another way to further your lifetime commitment and stewardship. The Foundation exists simply to provide for the future in specific and significant ways.

Ways to give during your lifetime, or as part of your estate:

  • Memorial Gifts
  • Charitable Bequests
  • Gifts in Lieu of Flowers
  • Cash
  • Stock
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Retirement Plan Assets (IRA)
  • Life Insurance

By giving to the Foundation, you will be connecting the un-churched to Christ for generations to come. Just think, someone not yet born could have their eternal story changed by your gift!

How to Make a Gift
If you decide you are interested in making a gift to the Hope Legacy Foundation, simply contact the church at 515-222-1520 or [email protected] to indicate your interest. A member of the Foundation Board will then meet with you to discuss your specific interest. The Foundation has set up several different types of funds (including both endowed and non-endowed) to help match your gift with the ministries and missions of your intent.

How Gifts are Managed
Hope has established a Foundation Board whose role is to oversee all Foundation activities. The Board operates as a committee under the Church Council of Lutheran Church of Hope and is not a separate legal entity. The Foundation Board is responsible for communications, meeting with donors, selecting investment options and ensuring that donor intent is met. All funds are managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. The Community Foundation provides the Hope Legacy Foundation with professional money managers, multiple fund options, and strong reporting and accountability. In addition, by partnering with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, gifts made during your lifetime may qualify for a significant tax credit through Endow Iowa. For more information about the Foundation funds available, Endow Iowa tax credits or other related financial information, please contact Hope at 515-222-1520 or [email protected]. A member of the Board will be happy to meet with you and answer your questions.


The Hope Legacy Foundation has been established with the sole purpose of sustaining and expanding the missions and ministries of Hope. Whether your passion is planting churches in Iowa, Africa and across the globe; partnering with local, national and global mission partners; or reaching out to the world through online worship, education and development, the Hope Legacy Foundation is here to help make sure your gift makes heaven more crowded for many years to come.

The mission and vision of the Hope Legacy Foundation is the same as Lutheran Church of Hope’s:

Mission: Reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ!

Vision: To be a Spirited (Acts 2), Growing (Matthew 28), and Christ-centered (John 13) community filled with hope!

The Foundation seeks to follow Jesus’ teachings – to give cheerfully and faithfully steward the many resources we as a church have been given this side of heaven. By connecting your spiritual passion with a legacy gift, you will truly be sowing seeds that multiply, producing a bountiful harvest in heaven that will return to God his Blessings.


» Hope Legacy Foundation Brochure
» Donor Intent Form: Online Form or Paper (PDF)
» Contact (for more info or set up a meeting)

A gift to the Hope Legacy Foundation encourages Hope's culture of generosity.