First UMC, Milford, DE
For First UMC in Milford, Delaware, the bottom line is financial security and a significant financial yield. But as a community of faith, certain of the knowledge that all good things come from God, they believe their money can be invested ethically to promote the United Methodist priorities outlined in the Social Principles. They could place their money with a number of firms, but they choose to entrust it to MAUMF because they know their return on investment will not be diminished. But more importantly to them, the money MAUMF produces will be funneled back into the growing of disciples and strengthening of the local church. Through portfolio screening, social impact investing, shareholder advocacy and investment in church ministries, their money takes on a voice, providing testimony and tools for social action and the growth of God’s kingdom.