Support ILT

The Institute of Lutheran Theology is dedicated to the responsible use of all resources and to full transparency. ILT provides many details and reports under the Institutional Transparency page in our website. Listed here are the many funds we use to support our students and the needs of the school. If you have any questions or concerns about the ways in which financial or other resources are used at ILT please do not hesitate to contact us. We, at ILT, are dedicated to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. Our use of resources is important and must serve the preaching of the gospel.

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ILT Funds

Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Like every other institution of higher education, the Institute of Lutheran Theology must support faculty and staff, maintain buildings and provide resources. We have kept operational expenses low, below $1,000,000.00 each year. As ILT grows the student body requires more resources. When you donate to the Annual Fund, resources are made available to do the necessary work to provide the best education possible for ILT students.

Financial Aid Fund

Financial Aid Fund

The Institute of Lutheran Theology offers tuition credits to students who have financial need. Many students are working to support their family while taking classes at ILT, which can put a tremendous financial strain on families. Some are interns and unable to put in the hours to meet their needs. If you donate to the Financial Aid Fund, ILT students who have financial need receive your support directly. Your gift also helps students graduate earlier by being able to take additional classes rather than waiting.

Library Fund

Library Fund

As a new theological and educational endeavor, ILT is continually in need of purchasing resources to support students in their studies. As new programs of study commence, new resources are needed to support them. With our PhD program starting in the Fall of 2019, we are taking steps to add a minimum of $100,000 worth of library resources. When you donate to the Library Fund, the books and online resources needed for our students to face the challenges of ministering and teaching in our secular age will be there for them.  

Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund

The Institute of Lutheran Theology is establishing an endowment fund. Gifts to ILT can be given to support this endowment fund. Currently, the Endowment Fund includes monies for the support of International Partners, support for students in the Doctor of Ministry Program who have financial need, and support for LCMC students. We encourage donors to support one of these three projects or to create a project of their own. There are many options for donors to consider in terms of endowed funds for ILT. When a person donates to the Endowment Fund, the future of ILT becomes more secure. 

Institute of Lutheran Theology - Canada Society

Institute of Lutheran Theology - Canada Society

The Institute of Lutheran Theology - Canada Society (ILT-CS) is a non-profit organization in Canada. Canadian individuals and donors can send donations to ILT-CS and receive the regular tax benefit. ILT's student body is about 15% Canadian and funds sent to ILT-CS are used to support the education of Canadian students. 


For more information and or to donate please contact: 

Grace Lutheran Church

1162 Hudson Road

West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1J3


Call: 250-801-3860

Special Projects Fund

Special Projects Fund

Donations for specific projects supporters who want to participate go here. You will be able to make your online donation through Network for Good and it will allow you to leave a note so we are sure to direct your funds to the right place.

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Thrivent Choice

Program Details

According to, ”Last year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided more than $100 million to help congregations, communities and individuals in need.” By choosing ILT to receive your Choice Dollars® you are helping prepare the next generation of faithful Lutheran preachers and teachers.


Make ILT your choice quarterly or annually!


You can instruct Thrivent in January, April, July and October as to where you would like your funds to be directed. Thrivent does not automatically send the funds out, you must remake the request annually or quarterly in order to assure that your funds are being distributed in accordance to your wishes.


Funds are distributed in January, after they have accumulated for the year. Deadline annually is March 31st.


Eligibility Requirements

According to, “To be eligible to participate in Choice Dollars®, you must be a benefit member age 16 or older. Individual eligibility is also based on:


  • Holding a Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position

  • Having $800 or more in annual premiums of qualifying insurance products

  • Having $20,000 or more in contract value of qualifying products.


Amount of Choice Dollars® Designated to You

  • $2.50 Choice Dollars® per $100 of annual premium on qualifying insurance products is designated monthly based upon the premium payments you made in the prior month.

  • $1.25 Choice Dollars® per $1,000 of contract value of qualifying products is designated on a quarterly basis. 25% of this amount will be designated to you each calendar quarter based upon the actual contract value at the end of the quarter.

  • $50 Choice Dollars® for holding a qualifying Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position is designated once each year.”

Making ILT your choice is easy!

1. Direct Choice Dollars online at
2. Or, call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state "Thrivent Choice.”




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