“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.” - Zechariah 8:16
Overview of the Foundation
The Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation formed in 1973 in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the Foundation is to extend IPC’s ministries through the use of endowments.
The Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation encourages and receives contributions for the endowment of the Independent Presbyterian Church, invests its funds to accomplish the donor’s intentions, and seeks innovative and responsive ways in which its assets may serve Christ’s Church, the community, and the world.
Learn about the Work We Support
Each year, the IPC Foundation awards grants for “the benefit of mankind, the education of youth, the relief of human suffering, and propagation of the Christian religion.”
Award letters for grant applicants are mailed in mid-December
Ways to Give to the IPC Foundation
The Henry M. Edmonds Society recognizes those who have named Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Named in honor of founding pastor Dr. Henry M. Edmonds, the Society encourages gifts to the Foundation to support mission and ministries of the church through legacy giving.
Creating a new fund can support IPC programs and/or to enhance and extend our community ministries. Each fund is uniquely named and separately administered to ensure that donors’ wishes are honored. The minimum for establishing a new fund is $25,000.
Contributing to existing funds are truly the “gift that keeps on giving,” as donations small and large combine to create perpetual support. For, each dollar received $1.67 has already been withdrawn to support the ministries suggested by the Beesons and $2.41 remains in the Fund to generate income for future support of those ministries.
Giving beyond our lifetime is an extension of Christian stewardship available to everyone. Gifts large and small combine to expand existing ministries and create new ones in response to our changing world. Giving through the IPC Foundation enables donors to extend their stewardship beyond their lifetimes.
IPC Foundation News
I recently had the opportunity to meet with Tom Williams (longtime IPC member) together with Patricia Harper (IPC’s Development Manager) to discuss the IPC Foundation’s Pastors’ Support Fund, which was formed in 2018 by Tom and his wife Alice.
Over the past 12 weeks, the Youth Grant Team reviewed grant requests submitted to the IPC Foundation. The team will unveil how they plan to allocate funds at a presentation on Nov. 8.
IPC Foundation's Summer Lunch & Learn Series kicks off Thursday, May 28. Invite a friend and join us each month through September to learn about different Birmingham organization's that are improving lives in our area.
Rev. Lucy Turner dedicated most of her more than 16 years at IPC to caring for our members when they need it the most. In honor of Lucy’s retirement, we are establishing a Pastor Care and Counseling Assistance Fund in the IPC Foundation to provide pastoral care and counseling for those in need.
Through LUV's education program we increase the capacity for children and adults to grow academically and spiritually. It is our goal to see bodies protected, minds expanded, and hearts transformed.