About Us

The Home Mission Foundation (HMF) administers funds from donors for the purpose of grants and low interest loans to Lutheran congregations in North Carolina, grants and scholarships for education of pastors, and for other religious, education, and charitable purposes.

We are a non-profit organization with our main mission to advance the kingdom of God in North Carolina by providing loans, grants, and scholarships.

Home Mission Foundation:  The Founders’ Legacy

Lutheran men and women, filed with the Holy Spirit, telling the Good News and sharing God’s Peace and Joy with others through the world!  Can this be real?  Yes, it is!

The Home Mission Foundation was incorporated in 1953 to promote new mission congregations and to promote education to pastors.  Out of this legacy given by Lutheran men and women, the HMF has made one hundred sixty-eight (168) loans in the amount of over seven million eight hundred thousand dollars ($7,800,000) to one hundred eight (108) NC Lutheran congregations.  It is estimated that these low-interest loans have saved NC congregations over six million dollars ($6,000,000) in interest payments.  The HMF has given gifts and grants in excess of three million dollars ($3,000,000) to the following:

  • New mission congregations
  • Scholarships for Seminarians
  • New pastors for continuing education
  • Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS)
  • LTSS for Endowment in Bible and Mission
  • NC Synod of the ELCA
  • The Rev. Walter Yount Lodge at Agape
  • NCLMM and National LMM
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University

Recently, the HMF and the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission (NCLMM) celebrated a gift of one million six thousand dollars ($1,006,000) to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) to establish the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission Chair in Bible and Mission.  This endowment is given in honor and memory of the founders of the HMF.

These are highlights.  Who could have imagined all of this would happen?!!  We thank God for the vision and leadership by the founders of the Home Mission Foundation.

The HMF serve Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in cooperation with the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church in America (NC Synod), its congregations, and the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission.  The mission of the HMF is to manage legacies, endowments, charitable annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts for religious purposes to promote the following goals:

  • Establishing Lutheran congregations in NC
  • Support Christian education for Lutheran ministers, and
  • Support other charitable and religious purposes.

To learn how you can support the work of the HMF, please click the “Contact Us” link in the top menu and fill out the form.  Ask about opportunities for planned giving.

“O give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure for ever!” — Psalm 107