The ministries of First Congregational grow and thrive through the generosity of our members and friends. Every contribution to our ministries makes a difference in the life of the church, the community and the world. We invite you to explore our website to learn the many ways that our congregation puts our faith into action.


Endowment Funds

First Congregational UCC has several funds in place by which present and future gifts are received and maintained, foremost among them the First Congregational Endowment Trust, established in 1974 to support the ongoing life and ministry of the church.

All existing funds are active and open to contributions. New gifts and funds that serve additional missions can be established readily as well. We welcome your passion for new initiatives and will work with you to ensure that a new gift or fund meets your wishes.

Funds Managed by an Independent Trust

The First Congregational Church of Appleton Endowment Trust is administered by a board of eight trustees, two of whom are the church’s moderator and treasurer, as well as a corporate trustee, Fiduciary Partners, Inc. The manager of the trust’s investments is North Star Asset Management Company.

Beemer Fund for Mission and Outreach
Building Endowment Fund
John T. McFadden Leadership Fund
Operating Endowment Fund

The Endowment Trust funds distribute only the income generated from trust investments while preserving the principal assets of the funds.

Funds Managed at the Community Foundation

In 2013 First Congregational UCC established a family of charitable funds at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (CFFVR). This relationship enables the church to leverage the expertise of the CFFVR to optimize the administration and investment management of the church’s funds.

Memorials and Special Gifts Fund
Lawrence Scholars Endowment Fund
Memorial Garden Endowment Fund
Organ Preservation Fund
Splitt Building Maintenance Fund