- Gift Options
- Today's News
- Donate Now
An endowment provides ongoing funding for the ministry of your choice by distributing part of the income from the investment to the ministry on a continuing basis. It can be used for any number of ministry purposes, including a local church, school or university, or global mission project.
Endowments are one of the most popular forms of giving because they produce sustainable income for ministry--forever. This means that your gift will continue to give in perpetuity, even after you are gone. Endowments can be established with one large gift, a series of smaller gifts, or through a will or trust. Funds are deposited with the Foundation, and every year a portion of the income is distributed in your name to the ministry or ministries you have designated. Typically, an endowment distributes 5% of its market value.
If you are considering an endowment to sponsor a child through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, the Foundation has created the Child Sponsorship Flexible Endowment. A gift of just $8,000 to this endowment can sponsor a child throughout his or her lifetime. After your child ages out of the program, those dollars will be used to sponsor another child--and another, and another. Learn more by visiting this page.