Established in 1985, the United Methodist Communities Foundation supports the missional focus of the communities. Acting as an independent entity, the Foundation helps and enhances the mission, philosophy, and ministry of United Methodist Communities. It has its own Board of Trustees who govern, establish broad policies and objectives, and oversee financial resources to support the charitable mission of United Methodist Communities.
The Foundation conducts various fundraising initiatives including annual and deferred giving, donor cultivation and relationship building programs, special events, and various community engagement opportunities. These efforts help raise financial contributions for to support the charitable mission of the United Methodist Communities.