Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Thrivent Financial Partner to Improve the Lives of Local Families

Thrivent Financial renews national Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2016 with $12 million commitment

Los Angeles, CA. (January 21, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has been awarded $225,000 from Thrivent Financial to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create decent, affordable and sustainable housing across the globe.

Locally, Thrivent Financial is a full house sponsor of a home in Inglewood and a half house sponsor of a unit in Montebello.

“It is inspiring to work alongside Habitat families, Thrivent members and others to build and repair homes,” said Geoff Delahanty, a wealth advisor with Thrivent Financial. “Sharing our time and talents helps us live generously and strengthen our community.”

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2016 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Repairs and Thrivent Builds Worldwide.

  • Thrivent Builds Homes focuses on improving communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with low-income families. In the local area, two Thrivent Builds Homes will be built this year.
  • Thrivent Builds Repairs provides for the repair of existing homes in partnership with families who don’t have the resources or ability to make the repairs themselves. Habitat LA completed nearly 10 home repairs with assistance from the Thrivent Builds Repairs program in 2015 and anticipates completing the same number of repairs in 2016.
  • Thrivent Builds Worldwide allows Thrivent members and others to give financially and volunteer their time as they travel to international or domestic locations for a week or more at a time to build Habitat homes and experience other cultures.

Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed $226 million and 4.7 million volunteer hours around the world.

“We are extremely grateful to Thrivent Financial and its members for their continued support of Habitat LA for more than a decade,” said Erin Rank, Habitat LA President & CEO. “Because of their generosity, more hardworking families and individuals will have a decent and affordable place to call home.”

Thrivent Financial remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about Thrivent Builds programs, visit Thriventbuilds.com. To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit www.dev.habitatla.org.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by a number of financial representatives. Individuals interested in contacting a local Thrivent Financial representative can find more information at www.thrivent.com.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, rehabilitated, and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of thousands of individuals. Habitat LA has a Silver-level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and showcasing a commitment to accountability and transparency. Habitat for Humanity International recognized 14 affiliates out of more than 1,400 as Affiliates of Distinction for 2015-2017 and Habitat LA is proudly one of them. For more information, please visit our website or call 310-323-4663.

About Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and volunteers in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat’s largest single source of funding, constructing and repairing 4,000 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.

About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its nearly 2.4 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com/why. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.



Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Ali Mullin
Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA
310-502-1269 (cell)

Thrivent Financial
Callie Briese
540-878-8093 (cell)