Ways to Give

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Metro Ministries wishes to recognize those who have touched your life and the lives of those around you through their service.

Your gifts in honor and memory will go directly to fund Metro Ministries’ grants programs, in support of local church programs, youth ministry programs and community programs across Central Indiana.

In 2019, Metro Ministries awarded grants to 14 ministry programs and an additional 8 grants to churches for their collaboration with schools in their local communities.

Consider making an Honor or Memorial Gift to Metro Ministries now.

Non-Cash Gifts and Estate Planning

Metro Ministries accepts non-cash gifts such as securities, charitable gift annuities or being named as a beneficiary in life insurance policies or charitable trusts. Prior to making such a gift to Metro Ministries, advice from a legal and/or tax expert should be sought. Metro Ministries consults with United Methodist Foundation of Indiana to administer these types of gifts.

Gifts of real property are also accepted by Metro Ministries, with the understanding that the property will be liquidated and funds invested per donor designation.

Proceeds from non-cash gifts will be invested, at the donor’s designation, in Metro’s Designated Endowment, General Operations Fund and/or Metro’s Current Grant Programs. Contact us if you are interested in making a non-cash gift to Metro Ministries, Inc.

Designated Endowment

Metro Ministries launched a new Designated Endowment fund in November 2018. The purpose of this new fund is to have a plan in place to invest principal gifts made by Metro’s donors, with the principal continuing in perpetuity and with the income generated from these investments used to fulfill the ministry designations of the donors.

Gifts made to the Designated Endowment can be designated to fund future work in one of four areas:

  • Children and youth programming
  • Discipleship and education
  • Local missions
  • Undesignated: for future grants without restriction