Hudson River Presbytery transferred the title of former church to the Indigenous-led Sweetwater Cultural Center as a "pledge of partnership" and in an effort to make amends for harm done to Native American populations.
Lake Institute’s Resource Library collects and curates a wide range of resources that can help deepen understanding and practice at the intersection of faith and giving.
Search by keywords or browse by themes to find current research, leadership insights, inspiring stories, discernment guides, theological reflection, and more.
This collection features all of the resources created by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center before they closed in 2021.
The Faithful Generosity Story Shelf highlights congregations and other religious organizations who have sought to use their assets and resources in creative—and sometimes surprising—ways as an expression of faithful giving.
Scott Thumma, PhD and Rev. Kristina I. Lizardy-Hajbi, PhD explore the 2023 giving trends of Christian congregations in the US.
Amid calls for reparations, Arlington Community Church launched a foundation to lend interest-free funds to help Black Americans purchase their first home in their community.
Nathan Kirkpatrick highlights the gifts and limitations of being a guest preacher on stewardship.
David P. King, PhD highlights a study to help faith-based organizations can harness the power of giving in communities.
Patricia Snell Herzog, PhD writes that the best way to tailor appeals is to engage donors based on the approach they take to their giving.
Rabbi Julia Appel shares research about belonging and how different program areas impact a congregant’s sense of belonging.
Meredith McNabb describes in-kind donations and how they can be used to create meaningful connections with donors.
Dilnaz Waraich, President of WF Fund, discusses ways Muslim philanthropy helps her family pay forward the efforts of her immigrant ancestors.
Guest writer, Dr. Jorge Juan Rodriguez V, shares revelations from Latinx philanthropic tensions.
The Faithful Generosity Story Shelf highlights congregations and other religious organizations who have sought to use their assets and resources in creative ways as an expression of faithful giving.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events