Weyerhaeuser’s Stewardship Foundation

  • Religion
  • 1947

Dave Weyerhaeuser, an executive of Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, created a family trust in 1947 to “contribute to the propagation of the Christian Gospel by evangelical and missionary work.” With it, he supported the growth of numerous evangelical organizations, including Young Life, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Moody Bible Institute, the National Association of Evangelicals, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He also gave generously to overseas work: Mission Aviation Fellowship, Wycliffe Bible Translators, the China Inland Mission, Food for the Hungry, and World Vision.

Weyerhaeuser considered it Biblically sound to do his giving anonymously, and declined all offers to have his name attached to any projects. He focused on making general operating grants. He also gave generously of his time, serving on more than 60 boards of Christian organizations. By the time of his death in 1999, Dave Weyerhaeuser had given more than $100 million to religious causes, making him one of the century’s most significant Christian donors.