Mindekirken Foundation

Mindekirken Foundation

What is the Mindekirken Foundation?
Mindekirken Foundation provides an opportunity for a perpetual gift to be given to the mission of The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church – Mindekirken.   
Mindekirken Foundation and the church

At Christmas (most years), Mindekirken Foundation sponsors a Julebord fundraising held at Mindekirken.  Julebord is a traditional Norwegian  Christmas season feast.

Purpose of Mindekirken Foundation
Mindekirken Foundation’s purpose is to receive gifts, to hold the principal of such gifts in perpetuity and to give the income growth of these gifts to The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church – Mindekirken.

How can I become a donor? 
Mindekirken Foundation welcomes gifts of any amount!  You may make gifts with cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, real estate and appreciated assets.   Your gift may be given in different ways: 

  • Bequest made as part of your will or living trust
  • Memorial in memory of family and friends
  • Legacy Society Gifts
  • Cash donation
  • Gift in honor of family and friends
  • Planned gift through charitable annuities or trusts
  • Beneficiary designation through life insurance
  • Planned gifts by means of retirement fund assets

Make the check payable to: Mindekirken Foundation
Mail Your gifts to:

Mindekirken Foundation
924 E. 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404-2952

Donation to Mindekirken Foundation with a credit card:


Distribution of Fund Income
The purpose of the fund is to provide annual distributions beyond the operating budget of this congregation.  Distributions are not intended for ordinary church operation.  

Mindekirken Foundation History
In 1999, a group called Klubb 500 had a dream of establishing a fund of $500,000 as a source of income to help sustain Mindekirken’s life and mission.  They began fundraising and deposited their first $100 check in 2000.  As fundraising continued, it was decided that a legally established foundation, with a clearly stated purpose, organizational structure, procedures and, most importantly, strong and definite ties to Mindekirken, was needed.  A foundation would provide the necessary vehicle for the successful administration of gifts and endowments given for the purpose of providing financial support far into Mindekirken’s future.  

The Mindekirken Foundation was officially incorporated in 2009.  Since then, the Mindekirken Foundation has made several grants to groups working on projects throughout the church.

Management of the Mindekirken Foundation
Mindekirken Foundation is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors who are members or friends of Mindekirken.  Current Board of Directors are:  Magne Hatlevik (President), Marit Kringstad, Nancy Olson, Peter Storvick (Treasurer), Kari Torkelson and ex-officio members:  Kris Grodahl and Adrian Wear.  Advisory Director (Norway House project) Darlene Nordos.  Advisory Director (Secretary) Cindy Hatlevik. The Directors work collaboratively with the elected leadership of the congregation.  The funds are professionally managed by GS Investments, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 612.874.0716.

Annual booklets for Mindekirken Foundation
2022 Mindekirken Foundation annual meeting - Click here for the booklet 

Mindekirken is called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people, empowering service to others.
Mindekirken practices its ministry through Norwegian traditions, culture, and language.