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The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan serves pastors, church and ministry leaders, and individuals across Michigan. We come alongside your ministry to help you live into your purpose and vision. We offer a broad continuum of financial stewardship services, including value-aligned investment funds, stewardship consultation, planned giving seminars, grants, awards, and scholarships.
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We can help you with your personal financial and estate planning as well. Below are some of the ways we serve individuals in Michigan with their personal financial needs. Also, be sure to check out the publications we offer to help you with your personal financial and estate planning.
Healthy congregations are receiving a growing portion of operating income from endowment earnings. The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan can help you take advantage of this enormous opportunity.
The primary purpose of an Endowment Fund is to offer a means by which members and friends of a church can make gifts and bequests that provide permanent financial support and living memorials. The Endowment Fund assists the church in fulfilling its purposes in ministry and mission. Endowment Fund Income is used to support ministries beyond normal local church activities or to provide temporary assistance in starting new ministries.
Endowment Funds may accept both cash and non-cash gifts and bequests. Non-cash gifts may include corporate stock, mutual funds, bonds, bank deposits, and real estate.
To help you with endowment planning, we have created the following sample. Each document provides information to help you in your planning and implementation of an endowment fund.