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IPM’s Partnerships expose us to the continued global reality of racial and socioeconomic injustice. More importantly, they allow us to witness the resiliency and solidarity of communities who are committed to working together to address material poverty, environmental injustices, gender inequality, and many other disparities.

Your donation, whether designated to a specific IPM Project Partner,  Where Needed Most, or to Women’s, Children’s, or Youth funds will be used in support of IPM’s mission through accompaniment, funding, regional and international gatherings, technical assistance & training, and other related programmatic areas.


  • Clicking the DONATE button above
  • Calling the IPM office (+1.866.932.4082)
  • Mailing your contribution to IPM Headquarters (address at the bottom of this page)

IPM is pleased to inform you that 90 cents of every dollar donated supports IPM’s life-changing programs and services; all contributions are tax deductible. Charitable gifts are also a great way to remember a loved one or commemorate a special occasion. IPM will be happy to send an acknowledgement for any tribute or memorial gifts made.


Named Funds:

  • The Alex & Alyssa Baker Memorial Fund for Children
    This fund, established in 2001 in memory of Alex & Alyssa Baker, two children who were tragically killed in a car accident, supports IPM’s work with children around the world.

  • Dr. Paul & Edna Bente Fund for Care of Creation
    This fund supports IPM Projects focusing on environmental concerns. The fund was started in 2002 to commemorate the more than 30 years of service that Paul & Edna gave to IPM.

  • The Marcie Bremer Childs Memorial Fund
    This fund was established in June of 2003 in memory of Marcie, who supported IPM since 1974 in her work with Evangelical Lutherans in Mission. The fund supports Projects in Lebanon and Brazil.

  • The Ralph Brody Income Generating Activity Fund
    This Fund celebrates the life of a dear friend of IPM, Ralph Brody, who passed away suddenly in 2006. The fund supports women’s micro-enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • The Janet L Bullard Fund
    This Fund supports IPM’s work with children and youth. The fund commemorates the life of Jan Bullard, one of IPM’s past Board Chairpersons, who passed away in 2004.

  • The Bernie Marquardt Project Bridge Fund
    This fund provides immediate financial assistance to new and developing projects until ongoing support can be secured. This fund was created in honor of Bernie Marquardt Wilde’s 25 years of service to IPM including 3 years as Executive Director.

  • The Marron Post Children’s Endowment Fund
    This fund was established by Frances Post, former Board member and longtime friend of IPM, in 2008 to provide resources to IPM Projects serving the needs of vulnerable children around the world.

  • The Jim & Sammy Mayer Education & Outreach Fund
    This fund supports IPM’s Education & Outreach activities. The fund recognizes the vision and incredible dedication to IPM of Jim Mayer, co-founder of IPM, and his spouse, Sammy.

  • The Paul Danheim Nelson Fund
    This fund, in memory of a dear friend and loyal supporter of IPM who passed away in 2007, provides operating support to IPM, allowing our programs to continue serving children, women, and youth around the world.

  • The Kathy Sehy Memorial Endowment Fund
    This fund was established in memory of Kathy Sehy, spouse of IPM Board Member, Larry Sehy who passed away in 2006. The earnings from this endowment fund support the general operating needs of IPM.

  • The Sloat Foundation Immersion Experience Program Scholarship Fund
    This fund, started in June 2007, allows IPM the resources to provide full and partial Immersion Experience scholarships to youth who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

  • The Paul & Vercile Strege Fund
    This fund was established in 2002 in recognition of the lifetime of leadership and service of Paul, co-founder of IPM, and his late spouse, Vercile. The earnings from this fund will benefit the work of IPM around the world in perpetuity.

  • The Kathleen T. Mink Endowment Fund
    This fund started in 2012 in memory of a loyal and active supporter of IPM. In addition to providing operating support to IPM, this fund was used to established the Kathleen T. Mink Project Partner Award which is presented to an outstanding Project Partner at our Annual Luncheon in Cleveland, OH, honoring the work that our Projects do around the world.