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The Power of Moravian Community Pooled Investment

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 resources in the Common Fund, we are a larger investor and 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 stay within the church to work for God. These fees fund services that your foundation can provide at no charge to Moravians.

Since 1998, the Common Fund has been a pooled investment and endowment management vehicle, which is currently managed by Abbot Downing – an ultra-high-net-worth business line of Wells Fargo that manages more than $45 billion in assets.

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

Organization & Planning

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
MMFA organization planning

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. Contact us to learn more.