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June 10, 2024 News

Episcopal Church Foundation Launches Expanded Online Endowment Management Portal

New York, NY – June 10, 2024 – The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) announces the expansion of its online endowment management resource center, specifically designed for Episcopal organizations. This platform provides essential tools for Episcopal churches, dioceses, schools, and church-related organizations to foster sustainable endowment funds.

For over 25 years, ECF has been at the forefront of endowment management, offering guidance rooted in best practices tailored to the unique needs of Episcopal entities. The updated resources cover critical areas including endowment structure, governance, investing, and generating new gifts.

This comprehensive endowment management repository includes:

  • Sample Endowment Policies: These policies are the foundation for sound endowment management and include vestry/board resolutions, an investment policy statement, and gift acceptance policies.
  • Webinars: Expert insights into endowment management topics such as endowment structure, spending, giving, and committee organization.
  • ECF Insights: Quarterly updates on investment trends and market conditions to support prudent management of endowment funds.
  • Perspectives Blog: Strategic and actionable multimedia content and tools to encourage effective management of endowment funds.
  • Finance Resource Guide: A practical guide on church budgeting and finance including basic endowment and investment information.

"As an Episcopal nonprofit, we are dedicated to supporting the lay leaders who oversee our churches’ missional and financial futures," said Carsten Sierck, Director of Endowment Management at ECF. "We are committed to providing guidance that empowers and equips our church leaders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their endowments.”

Church leaders can access these resources or learn more about how ECF can support their endowment management goals by visiting ECF’s Endowment Management Resources Page or contact ECF directly at [email protected].

About the Episcopal Church Foundation: Founded in 1949, The Episcopal Church Foundation is an independent, lay-led and inclusive organization that helps build, vitalize and transform Episcopal faith communities focusing on formation, finance and resources.

Contact: Juliette Acker, Program Director for Endowment Marketing, Episcopal Church Foundation, Email: [email protected], Phone: (800) 697-2858

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