In 1990, the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference approved the creation of Brethren Foundation with the vision that the same sound investment opportunities available to the Brethren Pension Plan could be made available for congregations and organizations related to the Church of the Brethren. In 1991, a deferred gift management service was added to help individuals fulfill their philanthropic goals. Today, BFI manages the assets of nearly 200 congregations and other organizations and the deferred gifts of Church of the Brethren members.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, Brethren Foundation had more than $174 million of assets under management. The success of Brethren Foundation's asset management service is based on a proven investment program that employs the services of top-quality asset managers.
BFI offers 21 fund choices that are competitive with industry benchmarks, including stock funds, bond funds, a short-term fund, alternatives funds, and a community development investment fund. Please explore our website for more detailed information regarding our investment options and their performance.
Brethren Foundation helps Brethren organizations and members, as well as others who share Brethren values, be good stewards of their assets. Together we can work to achieve your investment or deferred giving goals.