Thrivent Choice – An easy way to support SHIFT

Looking for an easy way to help support SHIFT? Look no further than Thrivent Choice®, Thrivent Financial’s member-advised charitable outreach program.


Thrivent Choice® lets eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute some of its annual outreach funding by choosing from thousands of enrolled churches and nonprofit organizations nationwide, including SHIFT.

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep SHIFT in mind as a grateful recipient of your support.   Did you know? Through Thrivent Choice, you can also set up employer matches for donations and your volunteer time too!

If you’ve not heard about this valuable program or you’re not sure if you are eligible, learn more about it below:


What is Thrivent Choice®?

Thrivent Choice® is a program of Thrivent Financial. With Thrivent Choice®, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, more than $330 million has been distributed to churches and nonprofits nationwide.

What are Thrivent Choice Dollars®?

Choice Dollars are the dollars made available to you from Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds, based on your eligibility, to designate to the charity of your choice.

How do I know if I’m eligible to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars®?

Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership. Members are designated Choice Dollars that they can direct to enrolled charities.

Can I designate Choice Dollars to  SHIFT?

SHIFT is just one of thousands of participating organizations. You can direct Choice Dollars to as many participating organizations as you’d like, but you may not direct less than five Choice Dollars to a single organization.


How do I direct my Thrivent Choice Dollars®?


  1. Visit the Thirvent Choice Website.

  2. In the Direct Choice Dollars section on the right, click “Get started now.
  3. Log in, enter your user ID and password, and answer your security question. (If you haven’t yet registered on, click “Register for account access.”)
  4. Find the number of Choice Dollars you have available to direct.
  5. Locate the organization to which you want to direct Choice Dollars:
    1. To direct to a previous organization:
      • Click “Direct Now” next to the organization’s name, or
      • Click on the “View activity history” link, scroll down and click on the name of the desired organization.
    2. To direct to a new organization, enter keyword(s) like organization name, ZIP code, cause, etc.
    3. Click “Search.”
  6. Choose “Direct All” or enter a specific number and click “Direct Now.”
  7. Follow the prompts on the confirmation page to direct Choice Dollars.

By Phone 

  1. Call 800-847-4836 and when prompted, say “Thrivent Choice®.”
  2. Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars or press 2 to hear Thrivent Choice program Terms and Conditions. (If prompted, say or enter your phone number and date of birth.)
  3. A representative will work with you to direct Choice Dollars.

Your gift to SHIFT supports over 100 educational events and small groups created to assist over 2,600 members navigate life transition—changing jobs, losing a loved one, downsizing living situations, and searching for activities that bring new meaning to life.

Thank you for considering SHIFT as a recipient of your Thrivent Choice® Dollars allocation.