How to Contact the ELCA Regarding a 501c3 Certification Letter
To initiate the Group Ruling Exemption process for your congregation or other ELCA entity or organization, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter in the subject line, 501 (c) (3) Exempt Status, and send it. You will receive an automatic e-mail reply which states:
Please provide us with your entity name, address, city, state, and the Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) currently used for filing wage statements or quarterly reports with the IRS. Once it has been verified that this information is in the group ruling, a certification letter and attachments will be sent by PDF to your e-mail location. If there is any discrepancy with the information currently in the group ruling, an e-mail will be sent to your directly.
If there are any questions or problems, they may be addressed to:
ELCA Legal Services
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
900 South Arlington Avenue, Suite 220B Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 652-1852 (800) 692-7282 (PA Only) Fax: (717) 652-2504