Established in 1926, The Church Foundation (TCF) is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, run by a board of directors made up of three clergy, twelve laity and chaired by the Bishop of the Diocese. One of the responsibilities of the TCF is overseeing the Consolidated Fund (CF), a balanced fund of stocks and bonds.
By coalescing assets, the CF allows parishes and institutions of the church access to professional investment management services of high quality and reasonable cost under the oversight of TCF that they could not otherwise participate in.
Competitive rate of return—the CF strives to maintain low financial risk while still providing a competitive rate of return.
Income —participants receive regular income payments.
Low cost—as a non-profit entity, our management fees are calculated to cover administrative and operational costs only.
Professional Management—TCF provides fiduciary oversight, and under the guidance of the TCF Investment Committee, the investment managers of the Consolidated Fund (CF) have consistently provided participants a diverse mix of investments including high quality domestic and global equities, fixed income and alternative investments, providing a source of cash flow to participants.
Purchasing Power—TCF gains access to investment vehicles that the many individual church related institutions would not be able to access.
Accounts—participants may set up any number of accounts within the Consolidated Fund. Participants will receive a quarterly statement indicating account balances and fund performance.
Allocations—a proportionate share of gains or losses and fees are applied to each participants account and reported at the end of each quarter.
Contributions and withdrawals—participants may contribute to, or withdraw funds in accordance with each fund’s governing documents.
Income distributions—participants may request quarterly, semi-annually or annual income distributions paid from each account. Typically, distributions are made in April, July, October and January.
Fees—management fees are very competitive, assessed quarterly and reviewed annually.