FUMC Foundation

The Foundation is a not-for-profit Missouri corporation which was formed for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is a supporting organization of the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri and, as such, is considered a public charity. The Foundation, however, stands apart from the First United Methodist Church and is governed by its own volunteer board of directors. The Foundation enjoys charitable tax exempt status from the IRS and gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible for income tax reporting purposes.

The FUMC Foundation allows you to direct donations to projects that mean the most to you and your family. Whether you wish to support children or adult ministries, mission projects, music or scholarships, a donation of any amount is meaningful and appreciated. All (100%) of your donation will be used for the purpose you indicate.

The Foundation supports the outreach of our Church which is not covered by the Church’s annual operating budget. This mission is accomplished through scholarships and grants.


General Foundation Senior Scholarship
FUMC Foundation Board Scholarship
Christina Clary Billings Scholarship
Donald Lee Harris Scholarship
Cornelia Kibbey Roberts Scholarship
M. LeRoy Heman Family Scholarship
Jerry Kelly Scholarship
Rev. Gene and Jane Rooney Scholarship

Download Scholarship Application

Grant Information


The mission of the First United Methodist Church Foundation is to support for generations the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri and its Methodist heritage. Foundation grant monies should apply to projects and initiatives which are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and beyond the reach of the church’s operating budget.

Applications should be typed or word processed and limited to the space allotted. Use no smaller than 11 point type and no script font. Handwritten applications will be accepted, but must be printed in black or blue ink and be clear and easy to read.

All sections must be completed and submitted. Use the space provided in the application and only submit.

Download Grant Application Here

Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors governs the Foundation. The directors each serve a five year term. All directors are members of the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Jason Paulsmeyer, President
Christie Kincannon, Vice President
Terry Higgins, Treasurer
Jeff Grosvenor, Secretary
John Mollenkamp, Director
Ashley Freeman, Director
Roger Kurtz, Director
Dave Meyer, Ex officio Director
Jerry Kelly, Church Liaison

Donate to FUMC Foundation

For further information about the Foundation, please contact any Foundation director or Jerry Kelly, FUMC Church Administrator, at the church office by calling (573) 635-6886.

Donations are accepted at anytime.