25 years of looking up—and seeing beyond.

SILVER ANNIVERSARY

A legacy of transforming
community well-being.

Since 1995, we’ve taken a progressive approach to our involvement in northeast Indiana, awarding more than $186 million in grants. We invest deeply in the work of our local Lutheran community. But we’re also a thought-leader, convener, advocate and connector—focused on positively impacting the mental health of our region. The difference we’ve made is seen best through the eyes of those we’ve helped. To celebrate our silver anniversary, join us as we share 25 stories from our first 25 years.

  • 2006 – Children’s Village

  • 2019 – Comfort Dog Ministry

  • 2002 & 2005 – Indiana University School of Medicine – Fort Wayne

  • 2014 - Regional Mental and Behavioral Health Needs Assessment

  • 2005 to Present – Wings of Hope/Redemption House

  • 1999 to Present - Maxine Rippe Award

What We Do

Investing in spiritual & mental health

The Lutheran Foundation supports Lutheran and community organizations to advance Gospel sharing and promote mental wellness that silences the stigma of mental illness. Through awards, grants, education and resources, we are contributing toward renewed hope and healing.

  • There is Hope . . . No Matter What

    Why is May National Mental Health Awareness…

    May 14, 2018

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  • TLF CEO Marcia Haaff named Community Partner of the Year!

    TLF CEO Marcia Haaff named Community Partner of the Year!

    From Dr. Deb McMahan, Allen County Health…

    Jul 16, 2019

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  • Pastor's wife talks mental illness

    Pastor's wife talks mental illness

    Read coverage of the Look Up Conference in the…

    Nov 6, 2019

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  • HART program gives hope for opioid recovery

    HART program gives hope for opioid recovery

    The Lutheran Foundation CEO Marcia Vollmer Haaff…

    Nov 20, 2019

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  • The Lutheran Foundation and FWPD programs work together to reduce drug impact in Fort Wayne

    The Lutheran Foundation and FWPD programs work together to reduce drug impact in Fort Wayne

    For release: Friday, January 24, 2020Contact:…

    Jan 27, 2020

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  • The Lutheran Foundation approves funding for Cedars Hope Housing

    The Lutheran Foundation approves funding for Cedars Hope Housing

    April is Fair Housing Month. Right here in Fort…

    Apr 29, 2020

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  • Healthcare students encouraged to apply for Lutheran scholarships

    Healthcare students encouraged to apply for Lutheran scholarships

    FORT WAYNE — With costs for higher education…

    Nov 16, 2020

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  • Lutheran Foundation looks at mental health

    Lutheran Foundation looks at mental health

    CEO surprised stigma remains, even in…

    Dec 29, 2020

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Upcoming Events

February 01, 12:00 am - May 06, 1:00 pm

A step-by-step approach to emotional and spiritual care during crises

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March 30, 12:00 pm - March 30, 1:00 pm

Children, teens and adults who have common mental health conditions often struggle with feeling included in the church. Learn how to create a culture of inclusion.

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July 06, 8:30 am - July 09, 2:45 pm

A Certificate Program especially for teachers, deaconesses, family life leaders, DCEs and others who work with youth.

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Encouraging a whole-person approach to health.