Welcome to DSUMF

The mission of the Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation is derived from the purposes of a Conference Foundation as detailed in ¶ 2513 of the Book of Discipline. The purposes are:
  1. To provide services as described in ¶ 2512.3, which involves receiving, collecting, holding, and administering, in trust, donations, bequests and devises of any character for any benevolent, charitable, or religious purpose.
  2. To promote planned giving programs on behalf of local churches, conferences and general Church boards and agencies.
  3. To furnish counsel and guidance to local churches with regard to promotion and management of permanent funds, and
  4. To attend to other responsibilities as determined by the annual conference.
The Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation (DSUMF) is a separately incorporated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation operates as a Service Bureau for the Agencies, Boards, and Churches of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

As The Foundation for the Desert Southwest Annual Conference, our mission is to provide educational, investment and consulting services to your church, agency or board so you can fulfill your ministry with a secure financial future.

The Desert Southwest UM Foundation and the Desert Southwest Conference have each partnered with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministries to ensure that qualified applicants from our conference get the maximum scholarship available. Find out more about the new scholarship opportunity by clicking here.