Welcome to the Baptist Foundation of Illinois
Why We’re Here ……...
Baptist Foundation of Illinois exists to help individuals, churches, associations, and institutions, meet their charitable and financial goals. All that we do is designed to amplify the impact Christian individuals and organizations have on the world around them. For a more up to date overview of all five of BFI’s areas of work, included our current financial performance, click here.
For organizations and individuals, BFI offers investment options that provide a sound rate of return while promoting Kingdom purposes. BFI offers cash management, Long Term Fixed Income, and Defined Maturity Church Bonds for both organizations and individuals.
For individuals, BFI is helping persons of faith all across Illinois give with greater impact, while minimizing taxation and, in many cases, increasing personal income. Giving strategies include gift giving during one’s lifetime as well as total estate planning. For donors/advisors of Baptist Foundation of Illinois Donor Advised Funds, access is provided to a catalog of high impact missions giving opportunities throughout Illinois.
BFI is a member organization of the Illinois Baptist State Association and is governed by a twenty-one member board of trustees charged with the organization’s governance and ensuring the integrity of BFI investments. BFI’s financial statements are audited annually by an independent auditor. Download or view BFI’s 2015 final audit report here. And you can chart our progress by view our quarterly management reports. The final quarter of 2015 is available as well as the first quarter of 2016. David Edwards, Esq. of the Edwards Group, LLC serves as the BFI Trust Counsel.
Current BFI Bond Availability (as of the close of business day April 27, 2016) is described below.
- 1 year bonds yield 1.25% annually; 2 year, 2.25%; 3 year, 3.0%; 4 year 3.6%; and 5 year yield 4.25% per year.
- BFI Bonds are secured by first position mortgage with no more than 50% Loan to Value in underwriting.
You may select the maturity you wish in the available bond issue and call 217.391.3116 or click below to reserve and request the paperwork.
2016C (Vale Church, Bloomington): SOLD OUT
Baptist Foundation of Illinois encourages Illinois Baptists to respond, both individually and corporately, to God’s call of stewardship upon their lives, connecting them with ministry opportunities that transform the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.