Who We Are

Advancing the Kingdom

The Louisiana Baptist Foundation was chartered in 1944 as a non-profit
agency of the Louisiana Baptist Convention to assist individuals who wish to
sustain Baptist churches and ministries into the future through gifts of financial
assets. These ministries supported by gifts from our donors impact children
through senior adults, and help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the local
church to mission points around the world.
The Foundation is governed by a board of twelve trustees elected by the
Convention and two ex-officio trustees who are Convention officers.
Approximately one-fourth of the Foundation’s operational funding comes from
Baptist congregations through the Cooperative Program.

Tasks of the Louisiana Baptist Foundation

Foundation Facts

Encouraging Estate Stewardship

Foundation representatives seek to raise the awareness of Louisiana Baptists concerning estate stewardship through pulpit, seminar, and individual consultations.

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Estate Stewardship Planning

The Foundation assists Louisiana Baptists in developing estate and giving plans which consider their personal needs as well as their desire to provide for their loved ones and Christian ministries.

Gift Management and Administration

When the Foundation receives a gift the proceeds are either distributed directly to the beneficiary chosen by the donor or the principal is invested to produce both growth of the initial gift and a perpetual income for the beneficiary. The terms of distribution are determined by the donor in accordance with Foundation policies.

Fund Administration for Churches and Agencies

The Foundation provides investment management and administrative services for institutions and agencies of the Louisiana and Southern Baptist Conventions, and churches cooperating with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Investment management is provided in a manner consistent with Baptist beliefs and principles.