Ideas for Endowed Funds

The current policy of the Vestry of Christ Church is to allow a separate endowed fund to be established with a minimum commitment of $50,000. The endower may determine the specified purpose to which the income from the endowment will be applied. We invite anyone considering creating an endowed fund to define the purpose. The only guideline that applies is that the fund must be consistent with the Christian mission and values of Christ Church.

Just to get your imagination engaged, listed below are just some of the possibilities for endowed funds that the Planned Giving Committee has identified.


  • Downtown ministry
  • Migrant ministry
  • Worldwide ministry
  • The Heifer Project
  • Disaster relief

Youth Ministry

  • Mission trips
  • Programming
  • Teacher/advisor assistance and training
  • Parent coaching

Special Pastoral Support Programs

  • End of life counseling
  • Hospice
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Elder support and care (e.g. concierge services)

Buildings, Grounds, and Support Services

  • Historical preservation
  • Buildings and equipment maintenance
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Library
  • Parish communications

Christian Formation

  • Speaker series
  • Program support
  • Learning together ministries

Staff Support

  • Clergy education and development
  • Staff education and development