The Institute for Intellectual Formation and Skeptical Inquiry is funded by a generous grant from The Lutheran Foundation. The Lutheran Foundation is a public charity that represents 96 Lutheran congregations located throughout Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties. The Foundation originated in 1904 as Lutheran Hospital. In 1995, Lutheran Hospital was sold, and the proceeds from that sale funded the corpus of the Foundation as we know it today. It has awarded nearly $122 million through grants to Lutheran congregations and nonprofit organizations within the 10-county service area. In addition, the Foundation manages a variety of restricted funds, with disbursements made regularly according to the funds’ established guidelines.
Guided by Christ, and given new and unique ways to share His compassion, the Foundation’s vision continues to evolve through the efforts of its Member Congregations, Board of Directors, and Staff. Providing support for 95 member congregations continues to be a priority of The Lutheran Foundation. The Foundation encourages Lutheran congregations to be ambassadors of Christ’s love and compassion as they reach out to meet the needs in their church and community. The LF also seeks to equip and strengthen Lutheran congregations and their members to be Christ’s missionaries in the world.