What We Do

Let Us (Reintroduce) Ourselves

We’re the WMU Foundation. Nice to meet you.

Many people in Baptist life know WMU. They maybe personally be involved or they’ve had a mom or grandmother who loved WMU. But you may not know the WMU Foundation, and we would like to introduce ourselves.

We love WMU, and we are committed to the work of God’s kingdom through their organization. We believe in what WMU stands for, and we work hard to financially support WMU’s commitment to missions.

However, the WMU Foundation is a separate organization, independent of national WMU. The WMU Foundation was established in 1995 as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation so we can most effectively support WMU and other Baptist ministry partners.

Our staff is small. We have 5 employees, and only 3 are full-time. We manage money for other Baptist organizations, like churches and Baptist ministries. We earn a small management fee from these clients, which helps us pay salaries and expenses. Because of this, we do not have to take a portion of your donation to pay our operating costs.

100% of your gift goes exactly where you intend for it to go—supporting those who take the gospel to all nations.

We have a talented board of directors. It is made of current and former missionaries, missions and ministry leaders, and business experts. Their job is to make sure we wisely and effectively manage the resources entrusted to us. Our board members travel to Birmingham, Alabama, twice a year where they make decisions about investments, scholarships and grants, and development efforts.

Whatever your missions or ministry passion, we are your Foundation. We have funds and endowments supporting every interest you can imagine—scholarships for missionary kids, disaster relief, literacy missions, women’s leadership development, WMU in your own state, Christian Women’s Job Corps®/Christian Men’s Job Corps®, and much more. We invite you to join us in supporting missions and ministry in the United States and around the world.