The English District Endowment Fund (EDEF) has a unique purpose in the life of our district - to empower ministry beyond what is possible through the annual unrestricted gifts from individuals and congregations. It is a commitment to provide for future ministries and to support congregations in reaching those in your church and community.
The English District Endowment Fund is a perpetual fund established to provide a convenient method to receive and administer gifts and bequests from members and congregations. The purpose of the Fund is to assist congregations and ministries of the English District through grants which are funded from the investment income earned.
The EDEF will provide grants to assist congregations in:
• developing new and prophetic ministries,
• supporting current missions and ministries,
• revitalization efforts, and
• other approved mission endeavors.
Gifts can be made to the EDEF by a direct gift of cash, securities or by deferred funding gifts. Deferred gifts, though requiring financial and estate planning assistance, offer a unique opportunity to make a substantial gift to the Endowment Fund while providing for your family. Some planned gift options provide income for life and reduce the tax burden on the donors and their heirs.
Contact the District using the Contact Us form (under About Us) for more information on giving to the English District Endowment Fund or go to Giving Opportunities to donate (enter Endowment Fund in the Designation box).