Services for Churches & Institutions

We know your congregation members and supporters have strong passions about your ministries. The Foundation can help match their devotion with your churches’ needs by offering investment options and planning tools that can directly provide more money toward your ministry.

The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas consults with Arkansas Methodist churches and institutions to establish planned giving programs and endowment funds to support ministries in accordance with guidelines set forth in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.

Our services include:

  • Leadership in establishing a planned giving program through presentations in the church and consultation with church leaders
  • Use of The Foundation’s Planned Giving Handbook, which provides a step-by-step process and model policy for establishing a permanent endowment fund
  • Ideas, resources, and leadership in estate planning
  • Planned giving workshops and educational programs
  • Resource materials on planned giving and estate planning, including brochures, videos, and planning workbooks
  • Confidential consultation with individual donors
  • Donor recognition programs and ideas
  • Professional funds management and investment services Trustee and custodial services of charitable gifts benefitting Methodist churches, institutions, and charities
  • Issuing and administering charitable gift annuities that name Methodist churches, institutions, or charities as beneficiaries
  • Ongoing evaluation and consultation services

Planning, consultation, educational, and training services are core ministries of The Foundation and are provided free of charge. There is a small fee for professional fund management and investment services. Fees cover accounting, reporting, and compensation of professional investment counselors. The Foundation provides an accounting of transactions with respect to each account.

Learn more about the services we offer using the links below.

Endowment Program
An endowment is an investment fund where the principal amount invested remains intact, and the earned income is used according to the instructions created by the local church or donor. The income can be designated for a specific purpose or...
Estate Planning Services
The Foundation helps faithful stewards live out their discipleship in ways that extend beyond their lifetimes, linking today’s hopes with future ministries. We are here to help donors support your ministries through their estate by providing: Advice on...
Training & Seminars
The Foundation staff is available to present on a variety of topics to your finance committee, trustees, congregants, and supporters. Take a look at our offerings below: Planning a Legacy Planning a Legacy is a holistic estate planning seminar that...



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