Managed Investment Funds

Be the best steward of your ministry resources.

Our five fund options were created with Methodist ministries in mind.

Managing your funds through the Foundation allows you these benefits:

  • A principled, time-tested investment strategy
  • No minimum deposit requirements
  • No fees or penalties from fund withdrawal or transfer
  • Fund options that match your goals and risk tolerance
  • Investment options that adhere to the United Methodist social principles
  • Staff who understand the unique needs of ministry

Investment Fund Options

The Foundation offers five investment options, each with different allocation of investments for varying goals and risk tolerance.

For our historical returns of these funds, click here (need to insert link to PDF).

For funds you may need in the short-term or have zero tolerance of risk, consider our Income Only Fund, which is invested in cash alternatives and re-valued monthly.

For funds that have a longer time horizon, consider one (or more) of our managed funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What funds can we have managed?

Funds for reserves, buildings, improvements, programs, pastoral housing, mission, cemeteries, projects, and endowments. All manner of funds are under the Foundation’s management. If you are unsure of the best investment vehicles to meet your unique needs, please give us a call. We would be happy to talk through your specific goals and objectives, and help you make that determination.

How often can we access our funds, and what fees are charged for withdrawals and transfers?

Short answer: Your money is your money. You have access to it whenever you need it, and there are never any fees charged for withdrawals or transfers. We cut checks every Wednesday, and execute ACH transfers on the 15th and 30th of each month.

How many accounts may we open?

There is no limit to the number of accounts you may open. Many clients hold multiple accounts in one or more of our managed funds. Multiple account holders can enjoy consolidated statements.

What does fund management cost?

Administrative fees are based on total managed assets (with equities exposure*). We do not “stack fees” so at each breakpoint, the lower percentage is applied to your entire portfolio:

    $1 – $500,000                           1.01%

   $500,001 – $1,000,000           0.76%

   $1,000,001 – $3,000,000       0.66%

   $3,000,001+                              0.55%

 *Does not include the Income Only Fund or the UMF Development Fund.