The Creation Care Investment Program

In July 2021, the Cornerstone Fund announced the Creation Care Loan Program at the 33rd General Synod. The Creation Care Loan Program is specifically dedicated to environmental justice efforts and allows us to offer lower subsidized loan rates to UCC affiliates. Our Founding Investors include the National Setting and United Church Funds, the Wisconsin Conference, and CHHSM. Investing in this Creation Care Investment Program will be available to all, including individuals seeking an environmentally conscious investment.

Investors who care deeply about Creation Care and addressing the detrimental effects of climate change can make an impact investment in the UCC Cornerstone Fund. Investors will agree to a 3.00% rate of return on their investment, giving up some short-term return for an investment that will yield a long-term return for our planet. These investment funds will then be loaned at 5.00% (for the first $100,000) to churches and other faith-based organizations to fund projects to improve their properties’ environmental impact and reduce their carbon footprints.

This applies to the 36-month note, and terms and conditions apply. See the Offering Circular for more details.

Projects that reduce our carbon footprint will be eligible for this loan product

  • Renewable energy installments
  • Building efficiency improvements
  • Environmental care projects

Investment Details

  • Term: 36 months
  • Interest Rate: 3.00%
  • Minimum Investment Amount: $500