Consider the Possibilities
We invite you to be introduced to the mission of the Foundation through our new video, Consider the Possibilities. You can view it from our website (above) or at this link. If you would like a DVD to present to your congregation, contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (1-800-788-3746, Ext. 45), and we will send you one, free of charge.
We also have available a 3-minute DVD Resource called A Wesleyan Perspective that is appropriate to use during worship or as a devotional moment in a church meeting. It can be viewed at this link. To request a free copy of this DVD, contact us.
The mission of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia is to serve United Methodist individuals, families, churches and agencies by raising, managing and distributing funds for the benefit of United Methodist causes. We are your partner in ministry.
The Foundation was established in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. May, 1995 the name was changed from United Methodist Charities to our current name United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. We serve United Methodists in the West Virginia Annual Conference. The Foundation is governed by a 32-member Board of Trustees.
Our primary goal is to raise new money for ministry through planned giving. We help donors explore planned giving options that meet their needs. We work with churches to develop endowments and to manage reserve funds. Our conservative investment policy follows the Socially Responsible investing practices of the United Methodist Church.
Currently, we have over $87 million in assets under management. In 2016, we distributed over $5.9 million including distributions to beneficiaries of unitrusts and charitable gift annuities, distributions from endowment trusts to beneficiaries (local United Methodist Churches and conference affiliated ministries.)