Special Update: New Higher Certificates Rates are Now Available!


You can save more while making an impact with new higher certificate rates ranging from 1.50% to 2.75% from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation! Please see FAQs and new rates below.

What is the Foundation's Purpose and Mission?
The Foundation's mission is to deliver faith-based financial solutions for investing, lending, training, and planned giving. Through this mission, the Foundation is a ministry partner with Georgia-based United Methodist churches, agencies, districts, conferences, and individuals. Our purpose is totally focused on elevating and advancing the mission of the church.

What is the Foundation’s Certificate Program?
In 2009, the Foundation launched the Certificate Program as a way to raise funds for extending loans with competitive terms and rates to churches and agencies. We offer fixed-rate 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year certificates.

What are the Foundation’s Certificate Program rates?*
The rates below apply to new certificates issued starting June 15, 2022.

1-Year = 1.50%
2-Year = 2.00%
3-Year = 2.50%
4-Year = 2.75%

How will my certificate investment make an impact?
You earn higher returns than similar instruments and receive peace of mind knowing 100% of your investment is helping churches and agencies be good stewards of the funds entrusted to them by God. The Foundation’s Loan Program is growing and additional funds are needed to help entities:

  • Construct new church facilities and buildings
  • Expand facilities and ministries such as a preschool
  • Purchase land, a parsonage, or an existing building
  • Renovate church-related buildings, replace the roof, pave and expand parking, and update HVAC, sound, lighting, and security
  • Refinance existing debt from other financial institutions' loans

Who can invest in the Foundation’s Certificate Program?
Churches, entities and individuals (18 years of age or older), who reside in Georgia and are affiliated with The United Methodist Church may invest. A $5,000 minimum investment is required.

Are the Foundation’s Certificate Program investments insured?
Although investments in the Foundation’s Certificate Program are not insured, they are safeguarded through strict investment and lending policies, strong board leadership, and competent staff.

How do I invest in the Foundation’s Certificate Program?

  1. Review the Offering Circular, which includes investment objectives, risks, and other information. To learn more, contact the Foundation at 770-449-6726 or info@gumf.org or visit gumf.org/certificates.
  2. Choose and complete an Application to Purchase a Certificate below and mail it with your check made payable to the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, PO Box 922087, Peachtree Corners, GA 30010-2087:

*Rates as of June 15, 2022. All rates are subject to change without notice. Call the Georgia United Methodist Foundation at 770-449-6726 for current rates. Certificates are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency and are not obligations of or guaranteed by a bank. This ad constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy the securities described. Offers are made only after receiving and reviewing an Offering Circular.