Eternal Light

Working together to grant economic independence to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to fulfill its apostolic mission…. in perpetuity.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate

Established in 38 AD by St. Andrew the Apostle, the Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has played a prominent part in world history.


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A Global Initiative

From America to Australia… from Asia to South America.

A global initiative that begins here in the United States as the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution recognized by the IRS as a public charity, which will have branches in all jurisdictions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.


Have a Powerful Impact

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation is driven by the generous financial support of our supporters and members. Working together, we have a powerful impact on helping the ministries of the Phanar. Your support right now will go to work immediately to help financially sustain the Mother Church of Constantinople.

Support the Church

Your gift to the Foundation will help protect the treasured and sacred institution for generations to come.


Some of our most generous donors are members of this exclusive group. With a gift of $100,000 or more over ten years, you’ll safeguard our heritage.

Monthly Giving

Support the Foundation all year long by making a monthly gift. 

Estate Planning

The future of our Ecumenical Patriarchate will be sustained by today’s planned and deferred gifts. Together with our most loyal donors, we will be able to ensure that the Sacred See of Saint Andrew remains  protected and preserved for many generations to come.

Other Ways To Give

Learn how you can tailor your giving. You can give a donation in memory of a loved one, give through a giving program, and more.