Welcome to the Missouri United Methodist Foundation

Since 1967 the Foundation has been a financial resource for United Methodist churches, individuals, and related agencies and institutions throughout Missouri. We hope this site is another resource that helps YOU make a positive difference.

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Create a Gift Annuity Today!

“In these times of low interest rates, gift annuities make sense for many folks over age 60,” states David P. Atkins, Executive Director of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation.  “A gift annuity ensures a meaningful gift to the church along with tax savings and increased current cash-flow for the...

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At last, federal legislation was passed at the end of 2015 making the IRA direct charitable rollover gift option permanent.  Now, each year, persons over age 70 ½ may make gifts to charity directly from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without including the distribution as personal income, but counting the...

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Reminder: Churches must give proper gift receipts

Each year the outpouring of generous gifts within our congregations is inspiring – especially so during the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make sure that your church honors those givers with prompt and effective gift receipts.  Whether you provide a year-end summary receipt for all the year’s donations or...

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