The Foundation Delivers Advanced Faith-Based Financial Solutions for Investing


The Georgia United Methodist Foundation (GUMF) manages and grows $259 million in kingdom-focused investments and certificates entrusted to our care on behalf of Georgia-based United Methodist churches, agencies, districts, and conferences. Four investment partners share why they value the Foundation’s advanced faith-based financial solutions for investing.


The Rev. Jasmine R. Smothers
Atlanta First UMC Lead Pastor, Atlanta

“The Foundation offers many different ways to partner together, and the opportunities we get to share as a connectional church are important to us. We don’t invest with the Foundation just because we are good stewards for Atlanta First. We also invest for the good of the North Georgia Conference and the community as a whole. If any church out there is looking to attempt something so big that without God, it’s bound to fail, the Foundation is a great resourcing partner in that ministry and can be helpful to churches in ways beyond having funds to invest.”

BreNita Jackson
Breakthru House, Inc. Executive Director, Atlanta

“Breakthru House’s mission is to provide gender-specific comprehensive treatment to women and their children who present with the co-occurring disorders of substance use disorder, mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and trauma. We launched a $1.8 million capital campaign to increase our capacity to change or save lives due to the growing opioid crisis. The partnership between Breakthru House and the Foundation is priceless and helps us as an organization stay financially healthy and impact the community through recovery.”

Brook Scardina
The Roswell UMC (RUMC) Foundation Board Chairman, Roswell

"I believe the RUMC Foundation and GUMF share a strategic partnership with mutually aligned faith-based investment objectives. GUMF provides a high-quality service offering with access to institutional quality investment solutions. GUMF really serves as an extension of our staff in providing a suite of offerings coupled with financial solutions that enable the RUMC Foundation to advance the mission and body of work while employing a strategic partnership approach."

Dr. Derek W. McAleer
Formere Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services of The South Georgia Conference, Macon

“I’m grateful for the expertise and services the Foundation provides to our conference. The Foundation assists us by managing several endowments and funds we have for specific purposes. We like the security the Foundataion provides, the returns we get on our investments, and the way the Foundation uses our invested funds for loans to churches for kingdom work. They provide a tremendous resource to local churches. I am constantly referring a church to the Foundation for a loan or refinance proposal, to work on a cemetery association, to handle certificate investments, or some similar work.”