The Church of the Good Shepherd Foundation, Inc. is a California non-profit corporation established by and for the benefit of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
The purpose of the Foundation is to perpetuate the programs and outreach of the Church of the Good Shepherd through long range financial planning. The earnings from the Foundation’s assets are used for the Church’s religious, charitable and educational activities while the principal itself remains in trust. As the Foundation’s assets grow through gifts, the earnings distributed to the Church’s programs become greater.
Effective September 5, 2018, the Foundation is now accepting grant applications via an online process. If you need assistance with the online grant application process, please contact Foundation President, David Steinmeier (626-444-9606).
Vision of the Foundation
The Foundation has a vision for the future of the Church of the Good Shepherd. That vision is to ensure the Church’s outreach will be on-going and can withstand financial hard times.
How Can I Help With This Vision?
To ensure this goal, the Foundation encourages and requests:
- Donations of money, personal property, real estate and securities
- Bequests through wills, trusts and life insurance
Gifts may be received from individuals, families, businesses and corporations. However, Foundation gifts are not to take the place of yearly tithes and pledges, which sustain the Church. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.
Can I Designate My Gift to a Specific Church Program or Fund?
Normally, Foundation earnings are used to support the work of the Church. However, gifts to the Foundation may be designated to a specific area of the Church’s programs. For example, individuals can state that the earnings from their gift be used specifically for the Youth Education Program or the Music Program. Through either unrestricted or designated gifts, Foundation supporters can be assured their vision for the Church’s program and outreach will continue for many years.
Who Manages the Foundation?
In accordance with the Foundation’s articles and by-laws, a Board of Directors is confirmed by the Church’s annual Charge Conference. The Board is responsible for the administration of the Foundation’s funds as well as providing information about the Foundation and its vision to interested parties.
How Do I Donate?
Contact the Church office here to arrange a meeting with a Foundation representative.
Donations should be made payable to: “Church of the Good Shepherd Foundation, Inc.”
Donations can be mailed to the Church address:
400 W. Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91007
ATTN: Church of the Good Shepherd Foundation