Make your donation count!

When you donate through PEACE Lutheran Church, your financial gifts help people whose lives have seen the devastation of natural disaster. Your generosity reaches families locally, across the United States and around the world. By giving to the funds here, you can be sure that your donation benefits the people who need it.

At PEACE, we believe that all we have comes from God. God has showered the earth with blessings, and charges us with being good stewards of that abundance. Through our giving, we can show God’s love to others!


Donations on this site use the PayPal payment service. PayPal charges us a transaction fee of about 2.5% of your donation plus a 30¢ per transaction, then sends us the rest.

TO PRESERVE THE FULL VALUE of your donation, please consider adding 2.5% plus 30¢ to the amount you give. For example, a donation of $102.80 provides a $100 donation to the fund of your choice, and covers PayPal’s transaction fees. Paypal helps us keep your information secure.

OR, you could simply ADD $3 to your donation.

Give online. [TO DONATE – CLICK HERE] Go to our secure Giving Portal to give to PEACE Lutheran Church or to any of the various funds we maintain for specific needs.

Send a check. If you prefer to avoid the transaction fee, please send a check for the amount of your donation. Made your check payable to PEACE Lutheran Church, and write the name of the fund in the memo line. Mail your check to PEACE at 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945. Our volunteers will make sure 100% of your donation gets to its destination!

Donate to one of these funds

NEVADA COUNTY DISASTER RESPONSE FUND – Donations go entirely to help people in western Nevada County who were impacted by natural and man-made disasters such as the Lobo and McCourtney fires of October 2017. DONATE NOW

AMERICAN DISASTER RESPONSE FUND– Donations go entirely to disaster response efforts throughout the United States such as the  rebuilding efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Louisiana. DONATE NOW

Funds go through Lutheran Disaster Response, an outreach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We originally established this fund to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the Houston, Texas, area in October, 2017. Then, Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Those disasters followed the torrential rains that pummeled Louisiana in August 2016.

In all those areas, Lutheran Disaster Response continues to work with partners on the ground to help Americans rebuild their homes and their lives.

Lutheran churches around the nation fund LDR’s day-to-day overhead, so your contribution to this fund goes 100% to rebuilding.

Happy to be learning –Students at Rwamagana Lutheran School. Photo by Joy Petty

RWANDA FUND – PEACE Lutheran Church has a 20-year connection to the central African nation of Rwanda. Our Rwanda Connection Committee raises money to support various programs there. All donations to this fund support those programs. DONATE NOW

Recipients of giving include the Rwamagana Lutheran School, which provides education for grades 7 through 12, including college preparatory-level instruction, in the town of Rwamagana, about 30 miles from the capital of Kigali. PEACE contributions have helped build the library, science labs and dormitories.

The Rev. John Rutsindintwarane, the associate bishop of the Lutheran Church in Rwanda, also receives our support. Pastor John trains Rwandan men and women to identify local needs and organize to fulfill them. Their work so far includes building a health clinic, schools and a women-run cooperative making roofing tile.

This 3-Manual Bravura organ, by the Allen Organ Co., looks much like the organ we hope to acquire at PEACE Lutheran Church.

This 3-Manual Bravura organ, by the Allen Organ Co., looks much like the organ we hope to acquire at PEACE Lutheran Church.

ORGAN CAMPAIGN – All donations go directly toward the purchase of a new organ. In 2016, PEACE embarked on a long-range plan to raise money for a new organ for our Sanctuary. This organ enriches the whole community through performances sacred and secular, including our free December mini-concerts and the new film series, “Silent Movies with Walt Strony Presents.” The Sanctuary provides a performance venue for local groups including Music in the Mountains. DONATE NOW

Our existing organ is a digital instrument – basically, a specialized computer wired to a keyboard console on one side and speakers on the other. This computer is more than 25 years old and, like any computer that age, could stop working at any time. New technology offers many features that would enhance the musical experience at PEACE. Especially, we envision the possibility of adding real pipes to a combination digital organ, enriching the music for listeners.

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH GENERAL FUND – Use this fund to make a general donation to PEACE Lutheran Church. You can make a one-time gift or set up regular contributions. This fund makes faithful stewardship easy. We give joyfully to our church home so we can be a light in our community! DONATE NOW

Unlike other funds on this page, THIS FUND SUPPORTS BASIC OPERATIONS. PEACE’s General Fund provides the church’s budget for basic programs such as Sunday morning worship, Bible study, Sunday School, Eucharistic Ministry, maintaining our musical instruments and other ways we minister to each other and to our community. It underwrites day-to-day operations, including staff salaries, building overhead, our mortgage payment, insurance, building maintenance and material needs for all our programs, from communion wafers to office supplies.