Organized in 1949, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, partnering with many individuals, experts, churches, and organizations to provide several services:

In 2023 to reflect the evolving needs of our clients, the Foundation updated our name and our brand to “Midwest Methodist Foundation” to better reflect the organization we have become, serving the ever-widening charitable interests of Methodist individuals and their local churches. The Foundation started as the “Methodist Foundation of Rock River Conference, Inc.” After the merger that created The United Methodist Church in 1968, later that year, the Foundation became “The United Methodist Foundation of Northern Illinois Conference, Inc.”

The Foundation affiliates with the following organizations and associations:

2022 Audited Financials

We understand the importance of transparency and accountability. By making our financial statements readily available, we aim to build trust and ensure that our stakeholders, including local churches, donors, mission-aligned organizations, and partners, can confidently assess how we manage the assets entrusted to us. These audited reports offer a comprehensive overview of our financial health and compliance, assuring you of our responsible stewardship.