The mission of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia is to create a culture of generosity that transforms the world by raising, managing, and distributing funds that serve the needs of all people and communities. Through Christian stewardship and partnerships with donors, churches and other ministries, the Foundation makes disciples of Christ for the transformation fo the world by helping individuals and communities grow closer to God's image.
The Foundation was established in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In May of 1995 the name was changed from United Methodist Charities to our current name of United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. We serve United Methodists in the West Virginia Annual Conference. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees.
Our primary goal is to raise new money for ministry through planned giving. We help donors explore planned giving options that meet their needs. We work with churches to develop endowments and to manage reserve funds. Our investment policy follows Sustainable Investment Guidelines.
Currently, we have over $111 million in assets under management. In 2019, we distributed over $5.1 million including distributions to beneficiaries of unitrusts and charitable gift annuities, distributions from endowment trusts to beneficiaries (United Methodist Churches, Conference-affiliated ministries and other charities).