Church gifts

Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 by the Reformed Church in America (RCA). A Northwestern education integrates faith, learning and living in order to prepare students to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.

The financial partnership of many churches—both within the RCA and from other denominations—helps reduce the cost of tuition, provides student scholarships, supports building projects, and funds ministry programs. Whether you include Northwestern College among your church’s missions support or take a special offering for the college, your church can have a worldwide impact through the lives of our students.

Gifts can be directed to any of the following areas:

Northwestern Fund

The most common designation for gifts from churches, the Northwestern Fund helps cover the college’s operational costs, reducing the cost of a Northwestern College education for each student by $1,000 per year.


Many of our students rely on financial assistance to attend Northwestern. Your church can support an existing scholarship or establish one of your own.

Capital projects

As Northwestern’s campus continues to grow, so does the need for resources to fund capital projects. Alumni, friends and churches play an important role in affirming our mission and ministry with their financial support for campus improvements.

Student ministry gifts

Our students are encouraged to develop a Christian worldview and to serve God and others on campus and throughout the world. Churches can help support students as they minister in homeless shelters and prisons, join worship teams traveling to area churches, and serve in other cultures and countries through Northwestern’s Spring Service Project and Summer of Service programs.

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Northwestern College is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.

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