“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.” - Zechariah 8:16
Overview of the Foundation
The Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation formed in 1973 in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the Foundation is to extend IPC’s ministries through the use of endowments.
The Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation encourages and receives contributions for the endowment of the Independent Presbyterian Church, invests its funds to accomplish the donor’s intentions, and seeks innovative and responsive ways in which its assets may serve Christ’s Church, the community, and the world.
Learn about the Work We Support
Each year, the IPC Foundation awards grants for “the benefit of mankind, the education of youth, the relief of human suffering, and propagation of the Christian religion.”
Award letters for grant applicants are mailed in mid-December
Ways to Give to the IPC Foundation
The Henry M. Edmonds Society recognizes those who have named Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Named in honor of founding pastor Dr. Henry M. Edmonds, the Society encourages gifts to the Foundation to support mission and ministries of the church through legacy giving.
Creating a new fund can support IPC programs and/or to enhance and extend our community ministries. Each fund is uniquely named and separately administered to ensure that donors’ wishes are honored. The minimum for establishing a new fund is $25,000.
Contributing to existing funds are truly the “gift that keeps on giving,” as donations small and large combine to create perpetual support. For, each dollar received $1.67 has already been withdrawn to support the ministries suggested by the Beesons and $2.41 remains in the Fund to generate income for future support of those ministries.
Giving beyond our lifetime is an extension of Christian stewardship available to everyone. Gifts large and small combine to expand existing ministries and create new ones in response to our changing world. Giving through the IPC Foundation enables donors to extend their stewardship beyond their lifetimes.
IPC Foundation News
Join us for a three-part series with Community on the Rise on Aug. 27, Alabama Possible on Sept. 27, and One Roof Oct. 25.
The IPC Foundation has supported the work of Jones Valley Teaching Farm in the Birmingham community since 2008.
I am pleased to present our annual report for 2022. In an eventful year full of needs at home and around the globe, we were able to make a lasting impact thanks to the generosity of donors to the IPC Foundation.
Summer is a wonderful time to refocus our prayer lives and get ourselves back into a good habit of spending time each day with God.
Each summer, we come together as a church to support PMUA to provide funding for Kirkwood by the River’s Life Care Fund, the Living River Power of the Outdoors Scholarship Fund, and the Social Services Fund.