Global Ministries Endowment Funds

A Global Ministries endowment fund is a wonderful way of recognizing a person’s, family’s or church’s commitment to God’s global mission and may be set up by individuals or congregations, conferences or regions that want to ensure a lasting tribute for their church or loved ones that supports ministries now and in the future.

Global Ministries will work with you to draw up a permanent fund agreement with the Division of Overseas Ministries (minimum $5,000) or Wider Church Ministries (minimum $50,000) that recognizes a person, family, or church entity and outlines how the endowment fund distributions will be used for Global Ministries in general, for a particular witness of Global Ministries, or for a specific partner in ministry around the world. To explore setting up an endowment fund, please contact Resource Development at gifts@dom.disciples.org or (317) 713-2555.

You can also make a contribution to any of the following existing endowments. To learn more about a particular Global Ministries Endowment Fund or to make a gift, please click on the name of the fund on the list below and follow the instructions at the bottom of the Fund’s page. You may contribute to funds which originated in the Cleveland Office through sending a check to Cleveland. Funds which originated in the Indianapolis Office may be contributed to via the online giving page or by sending a check to Indianapolis.

Endowments that support the general work of Global Ministries

Each of these endowments' distributions are used in their entirety to the support of the general work of Global Ministries

The Haystack Giving Society The Morse Family Endowment
The Alice Porter Fund The Alice Rist Langford Fund
The Shumaker Family Fund The Dr. A. Dale Fiers Fund
The Dr. Vigil A. Sly Fund
The Dr. Thomas J. Liggett Fund
The Dr. Robert A. Thomas Fund The Dr. William J. Nottingham Fund
The Rev. Patricia M. Tucker Fund
The Reverend Dr. David A. Vargas Fund

 

Endowments that support the ministries of partners

Africa

Congo Pastors’ Pension Endowment Fund Provides pensions for retired Congolese pastors from the Community of Disciples of Christ in DR Congo
Ernest B. and Evelyn Utter Pearson Endowment Fund Supports the work of Bolenge hospital and provide scholarships for medical students  in DR Congo
Mary Sue and Virgil Havens (Mamotso and Wasa) Memorial Endowment Fund Supports the work of the Bolenge Preschool in DR Congo
Anne Kleinschmidt Memorial Fund for Swaziland Supports the work of Kukhany 'Okusha Zion Church in Swaziland and their HIV/AIDS ministries
Pastors Pension Support Fund for the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe Provides pensions for retired pastors from the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe
First Church of Christ, Pomeroy - Behle Endowment Fund Supports the work of Global Ministries partners in Africa

East Asia and the Pacific

Reverend Homer and Lorraine K. Yearick Endowment Fund Supports the work of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan which hosts international workshops on sustainable agriculture

Latin America and the Caribbean

Ortiz Cruzado Family Fund Provides resources for the overall work in Latin America and the Caribbean
Santa Elena Veinte de Octubre Fund

Supports the work of Accion Cultural de Guatemala (ACG)

Global Ministries Haiti Fund Supports the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH)
Villa Hermosa Fund for Health and Education in Haiti Supports the health and education work of the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH)
Dr. Joyce Baker Endowment Fund for Medical Ministries in Honduras Supports the Clinic and Child Nutrition Center in Pinalejo, Honduras and other medical programs of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Honduras
Todd Robert Bratkovich Memorial Fund Supports the medical ministries of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Honduras
Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund Supports the work of the Jack Norment Camp in Paraguay that provides programs related to outdoor educational ministries
ISEDET Endowment Fund Supports the educational work of the Instituto Superior Evangélico de Estudios Teologicos (ISEDET) in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Violet Groth and Victor Vaca Fund for Latin America Supports the continuing work of partners throughout the region.

Southern Asia

Davis India Fund Supports ministries in Northern India, with a priority on work in the Sambalpur Diocese of the Church of North India
Ruth Harnar Memorial Fund Supports the Jarvis/Harner Nursing School in Bilaspur, India
Global Ministries Family Village Farm Endowment Fund
Supports the work of Family Village Farm in Katpadi, India

 

Endowments that support global initiatives

Jean and Scott Libbey Fund Supports the development of partnerships world wide
Endowment to Support Young Adults in Mission
Supports opportunities for young adults to engage in mission, either through Global Mission Internships, short & long-term volunteer positions, as well as people to people pilgrimages and other Global Ministries programs
Hallman Endowment Fund Provides assistance to communities recovering from the harm done by war or similar violence
Jean Long Dillinger and James William Dillinger Endowment Fund Promotes development through partner programs that serve "the poorest of the poor" 
William Rivers Memorial Endowment Fund Promotes agricultural education and development in settings around the world that are in the most need

 

Endowments that provide scholarships and educational opportunities

David M. Stowe Fund for the Advancement of Mission Study and Research Supports scholarships to students engaged in missions study in all parts of the world; research grants to individuals and organizations to further understanding of mission history, current needs and future trends; and for the establishment of lectureships for outstanding scholars of Christian mission; and the writing and publication of mission studies and research documents
Dr. Mae Yoho Ward Enabling Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships for study opportunities for global church leaders that they might serve more effectively in their current or future ministries
Howard B. and Darlene B. Goodrich Global Ministries Fund Provides scholarship grants for ministerial students living outside the United States and Canada, first priority is to students born outside of the United States and Canada who plan to serve in their own church bodies, or as leaders in ecumenical church bodies
Gourdet Education Fund Provides scholarships to Haitian and African students
Lee and Jacquelin Brummel ISEDET Education Fund Provides scholarship assistance for students studying at ISEDET as well as supporting the seminary program
Tjaard and Anne Hommes Scholarship Endowment Fund Provides scholarships for students studying theology and faculty development at the Christian University Duta Wacana, as well as supporting other students studying theology in other seminaries in Indonesia
Elizabeth George Endowment Fund Provides a four-year scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in English or Tamil at the Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
The Hill Family Fund for India Supports continuing education opportunities for Indian church leaders as well as the general ministries of Global Ministries
The Lady Doak College Endowment Fund  Supports the ministries of the Lady Doak College in Madurai, India in addition to providing scholarships
Cirilo DelCarmen Pastoral and Spiritual Care Lecture Series Endowment Fund Supports the Cirilo DelCarmen Lecture Series in at the Union Theological Seminary in Dasmarinias, Philippines
Lloyd Van Vactor Fund Supports the Theological Education Scholarship Fund of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Union Christian College Nursing School Scholarship Endowment Fund Supports scholarships at the Union Christian College School of Nursing in San Fernando, La Union, Phillipines
McNeely-Shaw Scholarship Fund for Theological Education in Thailand Provides Scholarship assistance for students studying theology at the McGilvary Faculty of Theology at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Crosby Scholarship Fund for Theological Education in Zimbabwe Provides scholarship assistance for students studying for the ministry with the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe
Dr. Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund Provides Scholarship assistance for students studying at Silliman University Divinity School in Dumaguete City, Philippines
Dr. W. Robert and Frances C. Holmes Scholarship Fund Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Marie Helm Scholarship Fund Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Melba Jesudason Scholarship Fund Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Ida Menzel Scholarship Fund Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Barbara Leonard Scholarship Fund Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Dr. Jazlin Ebenezer Research Fund Provide grants to small teams of multidisciplinary faculty members at Lady Doak College to conduct research on how women learn science and to disseminate findings at national and international conferences
James and Dorothy Holliday Cummings Provides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Dr. Luth Mendiola Tenorio Doctoral Study and Professional Enhancement Fund at Silliman University College of Nursing Endowment Provides support the school’s faculty to participate in doctoral and post-doctoral professional development activities