Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Controversial “Neutral” Donations Policy from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
Controversial “Neutral” Donations Policy from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: n an effort to give its clients a say in how some of its charitable dollars are invested, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has created a program called Thrivent Choice. Eligible members are given Choice Dollars, ranging from $25 to $5,000 of Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds, and can identify which charitable causes will receive the money. Launched in 2010, more than $170 million of Thrivent Choice Dollars has been invested in charities around the world as directed by eligible members. In 2011 alone, St. Jude’s Hospital was awarded over $200,000 through the program.