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The Power of Moravian Community, Pooled Investment, and the Moravian Common Fund

Early Moravian settlers practiced faith and devotion to Christ by pooling their resources. They put their resources together into the community and took back only what they needed to live productively for Christ and their brothers and sisters.

The Moravian Common Fund was built with the same spirit of community. Today you and others retain ownership of your assets while gaining a high-quality, low-cost investment solution that provides ongoing management and administration of your funds.

By combining our resources in the Common Fund, we are a larger investor. We benefit from economies of scale, lower total costs, and more. In addition, the investment fees that would leave the church in a secular investing scenario, in fact stay within the church to work for God again. These fees fund services that your foundation can provide at no charge to Moravians.

Created in 1998, the Common Fund is a pooled investment and endowment management vehicle currently managed by Abbot Downing. Abbot Downing is the ultra-high-net-worth business line of Wells Fargo. They manage more than $45 billion in client assets.

We are dedicated to providing Common Fund participants with superior investment returns at the lowest cost.

Click here to see the most recent performance report.

A list of current Common Fund participants is available here.

Organization & Planning

In all our work, whether for individuals or congregations, the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America helps organize and simplify the work of ministry. Using structured and proven processes, we can help you discover, clarify and articulate your specific mission. We can help you understand the tools of philanthropy and the choices available to you. We can take care of the logistical and administrative work of:

  • Setting up endowment funds
  • Managing the accounting, performance monitoring and reporting
  • Establishing spending policies
  • Contingency and succession planning
  • Acting as trustees
  • Due diligence for the entities that receive your gifts

Investment Options & Reporting

The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America provides a range of investment options to suit the risk tolerance for any investor. Choices include: Income & Growth, Balanced, Growth & Income, and Growth.

Want to express your social values in your investment choices? Our new Social, Environmental, Governance (ESG) options may be right for you.