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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
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Diocesan Foundation


Financial and investment assistance is available to Southern Virginia’s parishes, congregations and agencies!

The mission of the Southern Virginia Diocesan Foundation is to provide financial and investment management assistance to parishes, congregations, missions and agencies within the diocese, to assist in promoting the financial stability of the diocese and its member organizations and to help provide such related services as may be considered necessary or desirable by the Southern Virginia Diocesan Foundation Board of Trustees to help support diocesan and parish activities.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia organized a Virginia non-stock corporation known as the Southern Virginia Diocesan Foundation to provide its parishes, missions and agencies with investment assistance. This corporation established a pooled investment fund known as the Diocesan Composite Fund in 1950 and has since operated it as a professionally managed, long-term investment vehicle for parishes, congregations, missions and agencies within the diocese that desire or need investment assistance in managing their special purpose accounts.

The Foundation is a charitable religious organization that operates under the auspices of the diocese and is managed by a Board of Trustees. The Foundation’s day-to-day activities are managed by the treasurer of the diocese.

Click here to see a directory of Diocesan Foundation trustees


Interested in planned giving?

Here is some information that may help you:
Planning Giving Resources from the Episcopal Church Foundation
Ministry of Planned Giving brochure on planned giving


Any congregation may invest in the Diocesan Foundation. If your parish would like to participate in the Foundation, please fill out the forms below and send the completed forms and your check to diocesan treasurer.
 

Performance of the Composite Fund

Fund Performance for the First Quarter 2018:

The Fund’s assets currently include 65.4% equities, 23.4% fixed income and cash, and 11.2% alternative investments (hedge funds and private equity).  This mix follows the parameters of the investment policy statement.

The Fund totaled $31.45 million at the end of the quarter.  While most of the indices were in the negative range, the Fund managed a small profit margin of .06% for the quarter.  The Fund was up 10.95% for the last 12 months and did manage to weather a rough quarter with comparative positive performance.  All investment classes were in line with or slightly better than comparative indices.

Bank of America continued to be optimistic for economic growth in 2018, anticipating that the Federal Reserve will raise rates 3 to 4 times during the second half of 2018, and foreseeing global gross domestic product growth in this year.  While 2018 will produce more volatility than 2017, equities still remain a more desirable investment than bonds.

Click here for the investment performance for the Diocesan Composite Fund for the three month period ending March 30, 2018 for equity, fixed income and hedge fund investments and the total Fund return. The chart is a record of past performance and no representation or warranty is made by the Foundation that these investment results will be achieved during any future investment period.


The Statement of Information

The Investment Policy Statement

Forms:

Foundation initial investment form

Foundation investment authorization form

Foundation additions, withdrawals and distribution form