About Us


Since 1949, the United Methodist Foundation in Northern Illinois is committed to excellence by enhancing the stewardship ministry of local churches and church-related agencies. The Foundation encourages lifelong generosity among United Methodists in the region. Our ministries include:

  • A grants program to encourage creative ministries throughout northern Illinois
  • An annual stewardship summit to inspire and resource local church leaders
  • Assisting donors who wish to make charitable gifts
  • Consulting with local churches on building endowment and planned giving programs
  • Providing workshops, resources and leadership on a variety of financial stewardship topics
  • Offering an exemplary investment program for local church funds with several options to meet specific investment goals
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