Celebrate the LVC 40th Anniversary with a special gift to commemorate the 40-year legacy of propelling Volunteers into the social justice movement!

LVC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts to LVC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. LVC is an excellent steward of your dollars—over 80% of our spending goes directly to support and programs for our Volunteers. You can view our finance and audit page for more details on how our money is spent.

NEW! Your Name on our Program

Your gift goes toward general operations.  Or, you can consider new ways to secure LVC’s future in our 40th Anniversary year by supporting program elements IN FULL and having the program named after you or a person you designate, for the duration of your support.  An example would be “THE JANE AND JOHN DOE INTERCULTURAL LEARNING SERIES” that is integral to the LVC Volunteer experience; or “The Lutheran Volunteer Corps Jane Doe Headquarters,” to add permanence to the LVC office.  Examples of naming opportunities include:

  • LVC headquarters office in Washington, DC
  • Anti-racism/intercultural competence training and learning series for Volunteers, staff, board, and program leaders
  • Volunteer retreats for all regions, twice a year
  • Staff retreats
  • Board of Directors planning summits
  • Equity Fund for Volunteer emergencies and financial assistance

You can donate online right now by visiting us on Give Direct. To be a sustaining supporter of LVC, please consider setting up automatic, monthly donations.

Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. GIVEDIRECT is the name that will appear on your credit card statement – not Lutheran Volunteer Corps.  Using a 3rd party helps us keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on our programs!  American Express transactions cost LVC a 2.25% processing fee, but there is no fee using Visa or Mastercard!

Thanks for your support of this awesome cohort of Volunteers!

If you prefer to remit your donation by mail, please make your check payable to Lutheran Volunteer Corps and send it to:

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
1226 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

For Thrivent Members

Members of Thivent Financial for Lutherans have several options to give their financial support to LVC.

Recurring Donations through SimplyGiving

Automatic donations to LVC may be made through Thrivent’s SimplyGiving program. SimplyGiving works by making preauthorized withdrawals from your bank account on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis, and transferring the money to a nonprofit of your choice. To set up Simply Giving, please contact us for an enrollment form. For more information, please visit Thrivent’s SimplyGiving webpage.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent Choice Dollars can be designated to LVC.  Thrivent recently changed the way Choice Dollars are distributed. Instead of automatically going to a designated organization, members must now designate their Choice Dollars on a monthly basis. Choice Dollars can be designated online or by phone

  1. Visit and login to your account.
  2. Click on “Direct Choice Dollars” in the ThriventChoice box on your MyThrivent page.
  3. Search the catalog of organizations to find Lutheran Volunteer Corps.
  4. Click on “Direct Choice Dollars Now” to direct your  Choice Dollars to benefit LVC.
By Phone
  1. Call 1-800-847-4836 and when prompted, say “Thrivent Choice.”
  2. When prompted, say “Choice Dollars.”
  3. Say or enter your Social Security number.
  4. Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars or press 2 to hear the Thrivent Choice program terms and conditions.
  5. A representative will then work with you to direct Choice Dollars.

For more information, please visit Thrivent’s Thrivent Choice main page.


Find your favorite way to support LVC this year!