A gift to the Foundation provides a lasting
release of love into the World!
An endowment fund is maintained to provide income in perpetuity or for a designated term. The principal is invested and, unless otherwise specified by the terms of the gift, only the income may be spent.
Our purpose is to establish procedures for the procurement, management, and disposition of funds or other properties, which are contributed to the Foundation through various ways including, but not limited to:
- Bequests by will
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Life income gifts
- Assignment of life insurance
- Stocks and bonds
- Transfers of property
- Grants and/or funds solicited from other agencies
- Cash gifts
- Memorial donations in honor of a person or organization
All such gifts will be administered in accordance with the Fresno Wesley Foundation Charter and the Foundation Investment Guidelines. Where possible, the Foundation practices socially responsible investing. Donations to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.
Funds will be placed in one of the following:
- Unrestricted Endowment
- Property Endowment
- Bolivia Endowment
- Music Endowment
- Youth Endowment
Undesignated gifts to the Foundation will be placed in the Unrestricted Endowment Fund. Between 2003 and 2008 the Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $30,000.00.
The Fresno Wesley Foundation meets quarterly the 4th Wednesday of January, April, July, and October of 2013.
The 2013 Grants are now closed.
2014 Grant Applications will be available beginng February 1, 2014.
Completed 2013 Grant Expenditure Reports must be mailed to: Fresno Wesley Foundation 1343 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93710-6309.
The Foundation Board reserves the right to condition the funding of its grants.
Fresno Wesley Foundation
Kathleen Orona, President
Wally Heusser, Vice President
Lori Clanton, Treasurer
Sally Bledsoe, Recording Secretary
James Shepard, John Presley, Corrina Smart, Holland Wright, and Ansel Glasford
Wesley United Methodist Church, though the Foundation, seeks to be part of Christ’s family bound together in our concern for each other, our community, and for the peoples of the world.
As our mission, we wish to encourage the Christian stewardship of accumulated, inherited, and appreciated resources. It is understood that special gifts and bequests should not take the place of faithful stewardship of current income to Wesley. Gifts made to the Foundation shall contribute to the release of Christian love into the world.