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Missouri Baptist Foundation

Managing investments for missions, ministries and churches

The Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has a noble calling: to support and strengthen the good work of the show me state's ministries, missions and baptist churches — all giving of their time, talents and  treasures to share the gospel, feed the hungry and help those in need.

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Established in 1946, MBF today provides investment management for more than $160 million and nearly 1,000 accounts for 275 beneficiary organizations. In fiscal 2013, the foundation distributed more than $13 million to Baptist and other causes in Missouri and around the world.

MBF manages these assets for a wide-ranging clientele. For churches, the foundation helps develop financial resources and provides professional investment management for short- and long-term needs, including assistance with funds management, transformational stewardship and gift planning. For mission and ministry organizations, it helps develop and manage their financial resources and promote giving today for tomorrow’s needs. And MBF helps individuals and families as well, with gift planning through estate plans, as well as annuity arrangements.

A glimpse of beneficiary organizations illuminates the foundation’s global reach and dramatic impact. Among the examples: New Tribes Mission trains and equips missionaries to spread God’s word in tribal communities around the world. Numerous individuals and churches partner with a children’s camp in Belarus to provide scholarships and ongoing medical attention to the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. The Jesus Film Project is a decades-old publisher of the stories of Jesus Christ. And Sports Crusaders is a successful bible school-like sports camp.

Other Missouri organizations touched by the foundation include The Shepherd’s Basket food pantry, the not-for-profit Missouri Baptist Hospital and Samaritan Center, as well as children’s foster homes across the state.

sports-crusaders_REVFor these and hundreds more organizations like them, MBF enjoys a track record of successfully managing investments to grow principal and provide income. A central tenet of its investing philosophy is social responsibility, with careful screening for alcohol, tobacco, pornography, gambling and abortion.

One innovative new MBF initiative is an endowment program called the “Power of Five.” When a beneficiary organization enters an endowment agreement, the foundation contributes $5,000 if the organization matches that amount within one year. Moreover, if the endowment continues, MBF adds $1,000 per year for the next five years as long as the organization continues making contributions to it, bringing the Foundation’s total contribution to $10,000.

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Information, opinions, or commentary concerning the financial markets, economic conditions, or other topical subject matter are prepared, written, or created prior to printing and do not reflect current, up-to-date, market or economic conditions. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to update such information, opinions, or commentary. To the extent views presented forecast market activity, they may be based on many factors in addition to those explicitly stated in this material. Forecasts of experts inevitably differ. Views attributed to third parties are presented to demonstrate the existence of points of view, not as a basis for recommendations or as investment advice. Managers who may or may not subscribe to the views expressed in this material make investment decisions for funds maintained by Commonfund or its affiliates. The views presented in this material may not be relied upon as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Commonfund fund, or of any Commonfund manager. Market and investment views of third parties presented in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of Commonfund and Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to present its views on the subjects covered in statements by third parties. Statements concerning Commonfund’s views of possible future outcomes in any investment asset class or market, or of possible future economic developments, are not intended, and should not be construed, as forecasts or predictions of the future investment performance of any Commonfund fund. Such statements are also not intended as recommendations by any Commonfund entity or employee to the recipient of the presentation. It is Commonfund’s policy that investment recommendations to its clients must be based on the investment objectives and risk tolerances of each individual client. All market outlook and similar statements are based upon information reasonably available as of the date of this presentation (unless an earlier date is stated with regard to particular information), and reasonably believed to be accurate by Commonfund. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to provide the recipient of this presentation with updated or corrected information. Past performance is not indicative of future results. For more information please refer to Important Disclosures.