Who We Are
The Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc., a Tennessee nonprofit corporation, was established in 1992 for the purpose of supporting the programs, ministry, works, goals, and objectives of Brentwood United Methodist Church.
We work 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 fund.
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.
BUMC Foundation Scholarships
The Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation has a strong interest in supporting education and has established two scholarship programs to achieve several desirable objectives. Both scholarships receive applications from March 1 through April 15 of each year.
The BUMC Foundation Higher Education Scholarships provides deserving high school and college students with financial aid for higher education. There are two scholarships available, the Brentwood United Methodist Scholarship and the Powell Family Foundation Scholarship. Both are designed to encourage students to demonstrate our love and to provide an ongoing spirit of giving to our church family.
The Howard Olds Seminary Scholarship honors the life and ministry of Senior Pastor Howard Olds and furthers the strong interest that the church and the Foundation have in supporting educational opportunities. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving seminary student pursuing a Masters of Divinity or similar education in an accredited institution in the US.
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).