Scholarship and Grants

Bay View’s Endowment Committee administers three endowment funds that provide both grants and scholarships to the community. 

Kenneth Anderson Scholarship

Kenneth Anderson grew up in Sturgeon Bay. He was baptized and confirmed at Bay View Lutheran church and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High school. As a young adult, he moved to San Francisco and worked in the airline industry for many years. Although he lived on the west coast, he always returned to Sturgeon Bay and his family for holidays. His nephew remembers him as a kindly man who lived in a small apartment with a beautiful view of San Francisco Bay and who drove an old Toyota but collected art. Mr. Anderson died in 1997 and left a bequest to Bay View Lutheran Church, specifying that the money be used for educational purposes.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  A completed application must be received at Bay View Lutheran Church on or before April 1.  Application received after April 1st will not be considered. 

You can download a copy of the Application here: Ken Anderson Application

Anderson Endowment Fund

Thank you for contacting the Bay View Lutheran Church Endowment Fund concerning a possible grant for your project.

When you prepare you application, please use this form, which consists of a cover page and a grant application form. The proposal should be brief but complete. Please submit an original and four copies and an email address where you can be reached.

Download the Application here: Ken Anderson Fund


Ruth Endowment Fund Grant 

The Ruth Endowment Fund was established in 1996 with a gift from the estate of Ruth Brown. Additional contributions have occurred since then to aid the fund’s work. The purpose of the Ruth Fund is to support projects and programs that address issues of social concern. Grants have been awarded on an annual basis addressing needs not only within our local community but across the globe as well.

Grants will be awarded to address social concerns within our community including: 

  • Social service agencies & institutions
  • Special programs for people in spiritual or economic need
  • Temporary shelter, family counseling, food & clothing

Grants also are awarded to missions of the East Central Synod and/or ELCA including: 

  • World hunger
  • World missions & Mission Partners
  • Mission outreach
  • Lutheran Vespers
  • ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response
  • Partnership & other ministries

Grant awards normally range from $200 to $1000.
Applications will be accepted from October 1 to November 15th.
Grants will be awarded following congregational approval in January.

Submit application along with 4 copies to:
Bayview Lutheran Church
Attn. Ruth Endowment Application
340 W. Maple Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

***Please also include an email address where you can be reached.

Download the  Application here: Ruth Endowment Fund Grant