Endowment Funds

Gifts to the Endowment Fund help insure that necessary facility repairs, maintenance updates, or capital expenditures for major purchases or remodeling can be completed with income from the investment earnings and requests for special offerings or the need for capital campaigns is lessened.


Endowment Fund Vision

The Vision of Indianola First United Methodist Church's Endowment Fund is to encourage continued growth from contributions and planned-giving gifts. Investment earnings from the fund will provide an additional annual source of revenue for the church’s programs, ministries and capital needs beyond the church’s annual budget.



Purpose of the Endowment Fund

The Purpose of the Endowment fund is to provide a repository for long-term investments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, property, bequests, life insurance, trust funds, or un-designated cash gifts of $2,000 or greater. Contributions of any size, specifically identified for deposit to the Endowment Fund, will also be included.



We already give to the church. 


Why give to the Endowment Fund?

Gifts to the endowment fund will help insure that necessary facility repairs, maintenance updates, or capital expenditures for major purchases or remodeling could be completed with income from the investment earnings and requests for special offerings or the need for capital campaigns lessened.   

Who manages the Endowment Fund?

The Endowment Fund is administered by the Endowment Committee of the church, which consists of a chair and several other members. The funds of the Endowment Fund are invested through the Iowa United Methodist Foundation. The portfolio is split about 50/50 in stocks and bonds.

How Can I Give?

Consultation with a tax or legal advisor may help to determine the best options. There are many opportunities available and the following list includes just a few options to consider:

  • Outright gifts of cash, marketable securities, real estate or other property such as art or jewelry;
  • Bequests included in a will or estate plan;
  • Life insurance assignments;
  • Life income gifts, such as charitable remainder trust or gift annuities;

  • Retirement plan beneficiaries.

For general information about the Endowment Fund or how to make a contribution, contact the Endowment Committee chair at (515) 961-5317 or email at fumc@indfumc.org