Community Development Investing at Everence
Everybody likes a good return on their investments. But what is “good”? And what does that mean particularly in the context of aligning your finances with your faith and values? Looking beyond the basics of financial returns, can our investments earn something more?
At Everence, we believe they can — and should. In fact, we try to help people do just that — in as many ways and in as many places as we can. As Christians, we are to replace practices of injustice and exclusion with access, opportunity and hope.“To learn about the community investing impact available through the Praxis Mutual Funds click here.
Open doors of opportunity
Is it a “good” return on your investment to effectively help open doors of opportunity for those living in the margins? Can we help create a better world by offering hope for healthy and sustainable lives where these options do not currently exist?
At Everence, we believe opening those doors is critical – and is part of our responsibility as people of faith. But to open those doors, a very special key is needed. We all hold the key to expanding opportunities in distressed communities – it’s our compassion and our belief that we can create a better world for everyone if we work together.
For many, our world is a wonderland of possibilities, an economic laboratory of achievement. However, the world’s economic structures are not so sound for everyone. As people of faith, we can help unlock the doors of productivity, responsibility, and hope for those in need through our investments in Everence.
Engage your faith
At Everence, our work is based on a call to follow Christ’s example of caring for others. We’ve seen how integrating our financial lives with our faith can change the world. By participating in Everence, you too can have the opportunity to connect the compassionate human spirit to the spirit of economic enterprise. You can see your values come to life – and more.
Around the globe, community development investments are inviting more and more people to see economic opportunity from the inside, rather than from the outside looking in. Entrepreneurs are building vibrant communities in the United States and abroad through Everence.
Your investments will fund:
- Neighborhood revitalization.
- Low-income housing.
- Microenterprise development.
- Church construction.
- Environmental businesses.
So, as you can see, Everence is seeking innovative ways to channel investment dollars to underserved communities in this country and around the world.
Why is community development investing effective?
Because it is empowering those who want to make a difference in their lives and in their communities. We do not provide loans directly to individuals, but rather to stable, well-run, community development institutions that provide much-needed access to capital for disadvantaged communities in the United States and around the world. To learn more about these investments, read more stories.
We channel your investment dollars to those who need it through community banks, credit unions, and other community-based organizations. These organizations then make direct investments themselves in people in their communities seeking a better life. Many of our investments in community development are directed to organizations that have roots in the Christian faith, but all the organizations share our vision to open doors of opportunity for those in the margins.
As an investor, you can create positive social impact – and earn a modest return on your investment. The institutions we work with provide the means for you (through your investment) to build a better world and impact people in underserved communities.
You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The fund's prospectus or summary prospectus contains this and other information. Call (800) 977-2947 or visit praxismutualfunds.com for a prospectus or summary prospectus, which you should read carefully before you invest. Praxis Mutual Funds are advised by Everence Capital Management and distributed through FINRA/SIPC member BHIL Distributors Inc. Investment products offered are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and have no bank guarantee.