Managed Investment Funds

Whether your ministry's investment goals are preservation of current assets, aggressive long-term growth, or something in between, the Foundation has the option that's right for you.

Helping you be the best steward of your financial resources.

Our investment fund options were created exclusively with your ministry in mind. Managing your funds through the Foundation allows you to benefit from:

  • 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 United Methodist social principles
  • Staff who understand the unique needs of ministry

Video: Managed Investment Funds Overview

Our four managed investment funds have varying levels of equities (stock) exposure and are ideal for the growth of funds with a long-term time horizon, and for which you can tolerate some risk.

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.

See descriptions and historical returns of these 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.

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

You have access to your funds whenever you need them, and there are never any fees charged for withdrawals or transfers. We process checks every Wednesday, and execute ACH transfers twice a month (or immediately if emergency access is needed; a small bank charge applies for immediate withdrawals).

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*).  At each break point 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.