The Gift of Care Circle provides support when our residents, through no fault of their own, have exhausted their financial resources. Through the generosity of family members, associates, and individual friends of UMC, along with churches, strategic business partners, and local community groups, UMC’s most vulnerable residents are able to remain in the communities they call home.
Tapestries Memory Care Fund supports UMC’s specialized programming to enhance quality of life for residents and clients living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Tapestries’ philosophy is centered around respecting and embracing the individual’s situation and life experience. Contributions to the Tapestries Fund aid in providing music, fitness, socialization, and technology programming to complement residents’ daily routines.
The Senior Wellness Fund assists UMC in our quest to give older adults living both inside and beyond our walls access to expert resources, lifelong learning, socialization, and wellness programs. Contributions to the Senior Wellness Fund currently support UMC’s Senior Spaces.
All donors now have the option to support two funds that benefit UMC associates: the UMC Foundation’s Associate Compassion Fund and Associate Enrichment Fund. The Associate Compassion Fund funds assist UMC associates struggling with unforeseen financial emergencies, while the Associate Enrichment Fund has been launched to provide scholarships, training, and professional development opportunities.
Donors always have the option to leave their gift “undesignated” or “unrestricted”. This means the funds will be applied to the current Area of Greatest Need. For example, in fiscal year 2020, the United Methodist Communities Foundation Board of Trustees approved the COVID-19 associate appreciation bonus as a worthy and appropriate use of unrestricted funds.
Donations may also be restricted for use at a particular United Methodist Communities location. If you are interested in restricting your gift in this way, we encourage you to contact a member of the Foundation team to discuss how your areas of interest can be matched to your UMC community’s current needs.