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Fund Designations

Special Emergency Offering for Earthquake Recovery in Tanzania
On 10th September, 2016 the Kagera region, where the North Western Diocese of the ELCT operates, was hit by strong earthquake. This designation will help with the relief efforts.

Appeal for Tanzanian Church Fires
Several church building of congregations in the Northwest Diocese of Tanzania were the target of radical non-Christian arsonists. This fund will go directly to rebuilding these congregations.

Bishop’s Discretionary Fund
Funds are disbursed at the discretion of the bishop to support pastors and leaders in times of crisis or opportunity.

Fund for Leaders in Mission
The ELCA Fund for Leaders, a merit-based scholarship program, enables us to attract men and women of tremendous promise to become pastors and rostered lay leaders, and to study at an ELCA seminary. Learn more here.

Tanzania Endowment Fund
In 2003, our Synod Assembly voted to create a permanent $1 million endowment fund for Christian education in the North Western Diocese. While the endowment is self-sustaining, donations are gratefully received to strengthen the work. Learn more about our companions in Tanzania here.

Refugee Trust Fund
In 2016, our Synod Assembly voted to create a trust fund to provide for the immediate settlement and housing needs of refugees arriving in our Synod.