Foundation News: April 2024

Spring is certificate season

Looking for a low-risk investment opportunity with an added bonus of helping others?! Then a certificate from IUMF is for you! With a certificate, an individual or church earns money while their invested funds become available to loan to Iowa churches.

Our loans have helped build new Sunday School classrooms, install wheelchair ramps, make parking lots safer, and repair storm damage, just to name a few. Learn more here.

Hunger relief grants open July 1st

Carma Mohler Grants are awarded annually to organizations across Iowa that are working to eliminate food insecurity in their communities.

We recently caught up with 2023 recipient Waterloo Food Nook and learned how they are using their grant to help feed their neighbors.

Applications for 2024 Carma Mohler Grants will be accepted July 1st - October 1st.

The numbers are in

The Foundation's 1st Quarter performance is now posted.

We encourage all account holders to review these figures along with their statement each quarter. We are happy to meet and review your church's investments at any time!

Contact us at or 515-974-8927 to schedule a meeting.

Did you know?

With our online giving tool, you can donate directly to:

  • IUMF (through Friends of the Foundation)
  • Your church's IUMF account(s)
  • Scholarship funds
  • Hunger relief grants
  • Clergy Tribute

Check it out for your next donation! You will receive confirmation of your gift for tax purposes.

More resources

Thompson & Associates: Lessons Learned: My Ten Greatest Fundraising Mistakes

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Understanding Your Place in Church Conflict

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