The Permanent Endowment was created in 2017 as Grace Avenue looked to the future not only for its current congregation, but for those individuals and families we haven’t yet met or embraced.
Grace Avenue is a growing and vibrant church, rooted in God’s faithfulness and guided by God’s vision. The mission of the Permanent Endowment is:
To provide members and friends the opportunity to make charitable gifts to Grace Avenue that will become a part of the financial support and a living memorial, not associated with the operating/capital budget process of the church. Gifts to the church may be received and used to carry out the Christian ministry and mission of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church.
Gifts to the fund, called Legacy Gifts, are invested, not used. The earnings from these investments are spent to complement and support the vision of Grace Avenue and its mission to “eradicate homelessness in whatever forms it presents itself”.
Donations to the Permanent Endowment may be designated in the following areas.
Supports all the causes that make up the vision of Grace Avenue.
Spiritual Home Fund
Supports the needs of our church’s ministries as we continue to open our church to all people that need a church home.
Emotional Home Fund
Focuses on easing the suffering of people experiencing emotional and/or psychological needs.
Physical Home Fund
Supports not only physical structures but also supplies and donations to individuals and groups that assist in natural disasters and untimely accidents, as well as rebuilding structures and providing homes.
Permanent Endowment FAQ
Our Endowment Fund is a permanent fund and only its earnings will be spent. When funds are available and distributed, they will support one of the funds that you have designated.