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Welcome to the Baptist Foundation of Illinois

Rev. Ron Knox, Board Chair

Reverend Ron Knox, Chairman of the Board

Larry Douglas Morrow, Jr. Executive Director

Larry Douglas Morrow, Jr. Executive Director

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, services include custodial cash management across a wide variety of investment options, as well planned giving and estate planning for a church’s membership or an institution’s donors.  BFI has an admirable track record of excellent returns with minimal fees when compared to industry benchmarks.

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.  David Edwards, Esq. of the Edwards Group, LLC serves as the BFI Trust Counsel.


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.

Baptist Foundation of Illinois     3085 Stevenson Drive       Springfield, IL  62703       217.391.3116      Doug.Morrow@BaptistFoundationIL.org