Global Ministries Endowment Funds

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 can 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 that originated in the Cleveland Office by sending a check to Cleveland. Funds that 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 SocietyThe Morse Family Endowment
The Alice Porter FundThe Alice Rist Langford Fund
The Shumaker Family FundThe Dr. A. Dale Fiers Fund
The Dr. Vigil A. Sly Fund
The Dr. Thomas J. Liggett Fund
The Dr. Robert A. Thomas FundThe 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 FundProvides pensions for retired Congolese pastors from the Community of Disciples of Christ in DR Congo
Ernest B. and Evelyn Utter Pearson Endowment FundSupports the work of Bolenge hospital and provide scholarships for medical students  in DR Congo
Mary Sue and Virgil Havens (Mamotso and Wasa) Memorial Endowment FundSupports the work of the Bolenge Preschool in DR Congo
Anne Kleinschmidt Memorial Fund for SwazilandSupports 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 ZimbabweProvides pensions for retired pastors from the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe
First Church of Christ, Pomeroy – Behle Endowment FundSupports the work of Global Ministries partners in Africa
Cahill Family FundSupports medical ministries of the Community of Disciples of Christ in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Ambassadors of Good Hope Endowment FundSupports capacity building in transformative education for self-reliance through the Community of Disciples of Christ in the Congo
Charles and Elizabeth Sangree Fund for Southern AfricaSupports ministries in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Congo

East Asia and the Pacific

Reverend Homer and Lorraine K. Yearick Endowment FundSupports the work of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan which hosts international workshops on sustainable agriculture 
Dr. Ching Fen Hsiao Fund Supports the education of pastors and leaders of the Global Ministries partner churches in Micronesia. 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Ortiz Cruzado Family FundProvides resources for the overall work in Latin America and the Caribbean
Santa Elena Veinte de Octubre FundSupports the work of Accion Cultural de Guatemala (ACG)
Global Ministries Haiti FundSupports the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH)
Villa Hermosa Fund for Health and Education in HaitiSupports the health and education work of the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH)
Dr. Joyce Baker Endowment Fund for Medical Ministries in HondurasSupports the medical programs of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Honduras
Todd Robert Bratkovich Memorial FundSupports the medical ministries of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Honduras
Jack Norment Camp Endowment FundSupports the work of the Jack Norment Camp in Paraguay that provides programs related to outdoor educational ministries
ISEDET Endowment FundSupports ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean
Violet Groth and Victor Vaca Fund for Latin AmericaSupports the continuing work of partners throughout the region
Lee and Jacquelin Brummel ISEDET Education Fund Supports ministries in Argentina

Southern Asia

Davis India FundSupports ministries in Northern India, with a priority on work in the Sambalpur Diocese of the Church of North India
Ruth Harnar Memorial FundSupports 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 FundSupports 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 FundProvides assistance to communities recovering from the harm done by war or similar violence
Jean Long Dillinger and James William Dillinger Endowment FundPromotes development through partner programs that serve “the poorest of the poor”
William Rivers Memorial Endowment FundPromotes agricultural education and development in settings around the world that are in the most need
Supports the placement of new mission co-workers.

Endowments that provide scholarships and educational opportunities

David M. Stowe Fund for the Advancement of Mission Study and ResearchSupports 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 FundProvides scholarships for study opportunities for global church leaders that they might serve more effectively in their current or future ministries
Goodrich Family FundProvides 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 FundProvides scholarships to Haitian and African students
Tjaard and Anne Hommes Scholarship Endowment FundProvides 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 FundProvides 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 IndiaSupports 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 FundSupports the Cirilo DelCarmen Lecture Series in at the Union Theological Seminary in Dasmarinias, Philippines
Lloyd Van Vactor FundSupports the Theological Education Scholarship Fund of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Union Christian College Nursing School Scholarship Endowment FundSupports scholarships at the Union Christian College School of Nursing in San Fernando, La Union, Phillipines
McNeely-Shaw Scholarship Fund for Theological Education in ThailandProvides 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 ZimbabweProvides scholarship assistance for students studying for the ministry with the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe
Dr. Divina Himaya Scholarship FundProvides Scholarship assistance for students studying at Silliman University Divinity School in Dumaguete City, Philippines
Dr. W. Robert and Frances C. Holmes Scholarship FundProvides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Marie Helm Scholarship FundProvides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Melba Jesudason Scholarship FundProvides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Ida Menzel Scholarship FundProvides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Barbara Leonard Scholarship FundProvides a full tuition scholarship for a deserving student with financial needs attending Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
Dr. Jazlin Ebenezer Research FundProvide 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 CummingsProvides 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 EndowmentProvides support the school’s faculty to participate in doctoral and post-doctoral professional development activities