BUMC Foundation

Who We Are

The Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation, was established in 1992 to identify and develop opportunities for planned giving. Our purpose is to endow and support the future needs of our church’s ministry and mission by encouraging our members to remember Brentwood UMC in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts and life insurance designations.

Brentwood UMC members give generously of their time and resources to support our vision, and the BUMC Foundation provides these generous members with the opportunity to further this vision through planned giving.  The Foundation ensures the long-range financial growth and sustainability of Brentwood UMC.

What We Do

The existing funds cover a broad spectrum of ministries, missions, and future needs. These funds and ministries supported include:

Many other funds may fit your charitable intent, or we may create new funds that align with your goals and the goals of our church. If a donor wants to establish a new fund, there is a minimum gift requirement of $10,000. There is no minimum gift requirement to contribute to an existing gift.

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a planned gift to the BUMC Foundation to help ensure the future ministry of Brentwood United Methodist Church. The BUMC Foundation can help you determine which type of gift is the best fit for your charitable giving goals and financial objectives. There are many ways you can give, including:

    • Lifetime giving
    • Making a gift to Foundation under a will
    • Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary under an insurance policy
    • Donors may contribute to the general fund or, alternatively, may name and specify a designated fund.

Donors may also pick among specified funds within the Foundation with a particular focus. Available funds include:

If a donor wants to establish a new fund, there is a minimum gift requirement of $10,000. There is no minimum gift requirement to contribute to an existing gift.

The Foundation is qualified to be named as a beneficiary of almost all retirement fund accounts and life insurance policies.

For more information contact our Finance Department at 615.324.8214 or finance@bumc.net.

Submit a Grant Request

Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc., is specifically organized for the purpose of supporting the programs, ministry, works, goals, and objectives of Brentwood United Methodist Church (BUMC).  Foundation grant monies should apply to projects/initiatives/programs which are consistent with the foundation’s purpose.

Before submitting a grant request proposal to the BUMC Foundation, you must have received approval from BUMC’s applicable team and/or council (i.e. Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Serving Team, etc).