Foundation News: April 2023
Pastors: Apply for a Covid Recovery Grant Today

The Foundation (along with partners Wespath and Lilly) is excited to offer a limited number of $500 grants to pastors in Iowa! These funds are meant to improve financial literacy and well-bring for clergy who were harshly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly clergy of color and clergy working in under-served/rural areas.

Applications are available on our website to download and print or fill out online. We will accept applications until June 10, 2023, and hope to disburse funds to recipients in July. To be eligible for a grant, you must plan to continue to serve the United Methodist Church. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
1st Quarter Fund Performance Available

You can view the Foundation's Q1 2023 fund performance here and view the complete report here.

Contact us anytime at [email protected] to schedule a review of your church's investment strategy.
New Certificate Rates Posted

The Foundation's Building Fund Trust offers certificates to those looking for a low risk investment opportunity. These are just like CD's offered by your bank, except the invested funds are available for our loan program. You can feel good that you are making a smart investment and at the same time helping Iowa churches!

With our competitive rates and a minimum investment of just $1,000, we encourage you to submit an application today! Learn more and download the applications for churches or individuals on our website.
Estate Planning Guidance is Here

Thank you to those of you who attended our online class Smart Estate Planning presented by Johni Hays of Thompson & Associates! If you would like a recording of this class, email [email protected] to receive yours. It is filled with helpful information!

After watching the class, if you are interested in meeting with Johni to discuss your specific situation and goals, call or email us to set up your free consultation.
Iowa United Methodist Foundation
515.974.8927 | [email protected]