Sustaining the United Methodist Witness
 

Our Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation is to promote joyful financial stewardship for congregations and individuals through education, planning, resourcing, and financial management for the benefit of the ministry of The United Methodist Church in Kansas.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, Inc.

Our History

The Kansas Area Methodist Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) was organized and chartered in Kansas by the Methodist Annual Conferences then in existence in Kansas as a non-profit corporation on September 1, 1964, to help maintain and further the programs and missions of The Methodist Church in Kansas. Following the merger of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968, the Foundation's name was changed to the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, Inc., with its purpose updated to help maintain and further the programs and missions of The United Methodist Church in Kansas.

The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for religious and educational purposes. The Foundation is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Articles of Incorporation and bylaws of the Foundation provide that it shall be governed by twenty-one Trustees, twenty of whom are elected by the Great Plains Annual Conference, and the Bishop of the Great Plains Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, who serves ex-officio.

The Foundation is an autonomous legal entity, and the obligations of the Foundation are not guaranteed by The United Methodist Church or any local church, annual conference, council, general board, agency, or any unit forming the organizational structure of The United Methodist Church.