The Virginia United Methodist Foundation exists to serve local churches and Conference agencies in their efforts to expand their programs and ministries through planned giving and endowment funds. The Foundation also exists to invest monies for local churches or Conference agencies in accordance with the Socially Responsible Investing principles of the United Methodist Book of Discipline.
The Foundation follows the principles of Socially Responsible Investing as outlined in The Book of Discipline.
The Foundation is contractually engaged with the Humphrey Kelly Group – a division of Merrill-Lynch/Bank of America – who serves as investment counsel and asset manager for the various funds.
The Foundation has also created a Grants Fund with the primary purpose to make strategic awards to support projects, ministries and initiatives throughout the Conference that have the capacity or potential to enrich ministries in local churches and/or affiliated agencies, expand the outreach and ministry into the community and enhance the ministry impact of United Methodist churches throughout Virginia Conference. The Grants Initiative is an effort for the Foundation to give back to the Conference, its churches and its ministries to extend their outreach into the community.