Foundation News: September 2022
It's not too late: submit your Carma Mohler grant application TODAY!

Applications for Carma Mohler hunger relief grants must be postmarked by October 1st to be included for consideration. That means you only have a couple of days to complete yours and get it in the mail! Download the application here.

We love to hear from past Carma Mohler recipients and learn about all the good these grants are doing! If your organization received a Carma Mohler grant in the past, please email any updates and pictures to You may be featured in our next newsletter!
Above are photos from last year's grant winners (from left to right): the Little Free Food Pantry at Immanuel UMC in Des Moines; Anamosa's Lunches for Youth volunteers making lunches; and the new refrigerator purchased for the food pantry at Calvary UMC in Ames.
We want YOU to meet our expert estate planner:
The Foundation is providing Our Gift to You, complimentary meetings with Johni Hays, an Iowa-based estate planning lawyer. She offers assistance reviewing or developing your will and estate plan. The benefit? You receive expert advice for free and leave knowing your plan tells your story, reflects your values and supports your loved ones in the ways you want. There is no obligation or pressure to leave a gift to anyone; and there is no Foundation representative present at any meeting. Contact us at or 515-974-8927 to set up your meeting with Johni or learn more on our website.
Reminder to all scholarship recipients:

Your Verification of Enrollment (VOE) must be submitted to IUMF before scholarship funds will be sent to your school.

Contact your school's registrar's office and they will be able to help. Checks for all scholarships are mailed on the 15th of the month as long as the recipient's VOE was received before the 10th. View the full list of this year's recipients here.
Thinking of taking or teaching Saving Grace?

We have a discount code for you!

If you or your church has been thinking of offering or participating in the Saving Grace financial management course, use our code when buying your materials from Cokesbury!

You will get 40% off all Saving Grace products when you use code IUMF22 at checkout.

Stay tuned to find out when the Foundation will next offer this class!
Iowa United Methodist Foundation
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