UMDF Participation Rate
Through 2nd Q 2024
Loan rate 4.95%


Welcome to the United Methodist Foundation for the Tennessee-Western KY Conference and Development Fund of TN/KY, Inc.


United Methodist

The United Methodist Foundation is a service ministry of the Tennessee-Western KY Conference of The United Methodist Church specializing in endowments, institutional accounts, stewardship, estate planning, and planned giving.  The Foundation specializes in a more long-term investment approach.


United Methodist
Development Fund

The United Methodist Development Fund of Tennessee/Kentucky, Inc. accepts investments from individuals, churches and organizations and offers loans to churches in the Tennessee, Memphis, and Kentucky Conferences.  The participation accounts offered operate similarly to a savings account and experience an annual percentage rate that is set by our board and reviewed quarterly.

In the News

Development Fund Deposit Rate Increase

We are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2024, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 3.50%.  Participation account funds are fully liquid and, [...]

Church Building/Renovation Grants Now Available!

The Board of the Development Fund for Kentucky and Tennessee and the Foundation for the Tennessee-Western KY Conference is pleased to announce the establishing of a new grant program.  These grants are to [...]

Q4 2023 Market Perspectives

January 16, 2024 Q4 2023 Colony Market Perspectives 2023 was a reminder of how common it is for investment markets to confound the greatest number of investors. Most prognosticators entered 2023 predicting that [...]

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