“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 For, each dollar received $1.67 has already been withdrawn to support the ministries suggested by the Beesons and $2.41 remains in the Fund to generate income for future support of those ministries.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
IPC continues to seek ways to provide financial and disaster relief assistance to those who are impacted by the historic flooding resulting in loss of life and major destruction in Kentucky as well as support our partners and ministry in the Black Belt region of our Presbytery.
The IPC Foundation shares its 2021 Annual Report. Made possible by a remarkable group of donors, the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Subcommittees, and IPC’s leadership and staff, the year-long response to need at home and abroad spearheaded forward momentum to support causes consistent with the IPC Mission.
A Ukrainian family with ties to IPC has relocated to Crestline with many needs, as their home and business in Eastern Ukraine was destroyed by Russian bombs. Please consider contributing to help the family set up their new home.
I am sharing a detailed report about how the funds at Church of the Risen Christ received from IPC are being used. I also want to use this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to IPC for providing us with funds to cover the bulk of our expenditure.
I'm sure all of us have been keeping up with the horrors taking place in Ukraine as the Russians continue to invade and cause unspeakable destruction and loss of life. A number of you have asked how can we as Christians help?