Focus on Endowment Trusts
Legacies for the Future of Ministry
Have you considered the impact your giving can have through a perpetual Endowment Trust at the Foundation? Most often, an Endowment Trust is a gift set aside to create a stream of income to serve as a financial resource for ministry. The donor chooses the ministry or ministries to be supported by the income, and the Foundation serves as Trustee. Trusts held at the Foundation benefit a wide variety of Christian ministries, including Churches, mission projects, scholarships and campus ministries. The possibilities are endless.
What ministry is close to your heart? Where is God calling you to give? How can your giving make a transformational change? Contact the Foundation to consider the possibilities.
As you explore our website, you will find information about endowment trusts at these links:
- Our Accounts page explores the benefits and differences of custodial and endowment accounts at the Foundation.
- The Spring 2012 Focus (the Foundation newsletter) includes an article called Focus on Endowment Building.
- Our Accounts Page explores the benefits and difference of custodial and endowment accounts at the Foundation.
- The Spring 2012 Focus (The Foundation newsletter) includes an article called Focus on Endowment Building.
- The Fall 2013 Focus includes an article called "Five steps churches can take to Grow Bequests.
- For churches wishing to encourage endowment giving, our Planned Giving Handbook can walk you through the process. You can request a copy from The Foundation or print one from our Dowloadable Resource page.
- For inspiration, read how the leadership of a church Planted Seeds for Future Ministry, how Logan Memorial United Methodist Church approached the opportunities of an endowment trust, and explore the giving stories of individuals across our Annual Conference.