Since its earliest beginnings in 1871, the First United Methodist Church of Sioux Falls has been a source of light and inspiration on the Northern Plains. For over a century, the First United Methodist Church has been committed to its mission of being an inclusive fellowship that helps people grow spiritually and reaches out to those in need. The First United Methodist Church Foundation was created in 1979 to provide financial resources to this congregation for the purpose of opening doors for future ministries so the church can continue its vital role in the community, the Northern Plains and the world.

The First United Methodist Church Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to receive permanent gifts to the church. The principal of these gifts is invested, and the earnings provide funds for ministries beyond the annual budget of the church. People who gift the Foundation are making a commitment to the future ministries of First United Methodist Church and become Friends of the Foundation.

Friends of the Foundation are vital to the church because their gifts:

  • Help provide annual funding for new and emerging ministries of the church
  • Help provide annual funding for special ministries not funded in the church budget
  • Perpetuate the memory and commitment of loved ones
  • Help provide solid financial strength for the future

Gifts that support the mission of The First United Methodist Church Foundation can be given as follows:

  • Memorials
  • Cash gifts
  • Century Club Memberships ($100 annually)
  • Bequests from wills
  • Bequests from trusts
  • Securities
  • Annuities
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Life Income Plans

Gifts of any size are welcome and, if the donor wishes, may be designated for a specific purpose.

To the full extent of the law, contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes. Please consult your legal/financial advisor for more information.

Friends of the Foundation have funded a variety of church programs.

  • UMW
  • Library
  • Boy Scouts
  • Radio Broadcasts
  • Drama Costumes
  • Organ Maintenance
  • Health Education
  • Elizabeth Ministries
  • Children's Choir Programs
  • United Day Care Toys/Equipment
  • Office Equipment & Software
  • Pay It Forward Program
  • Camperships
  • Scholarships
  • Third Grade Bibles
  • Youth Mission Trips
  • Music Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Ingathering
  • Workshops
  • Missions

Friends of the Foundation support the mission of: