UC Invest is the trading name of Uniting Church SA Investment Fund Limited. We provide a range of investment products and services to Uniting Church members, congregations, church agencies and people in the wider community who wish to support the Church's work.
Our Mission: to generate great returns for our investors and our Church by providing high quality financial services.
UC Invest is an unusual entity in today's world. We don't just exist simply to generate profits just for ourselves, or even just for our investors.
We were set up decades ago to provide investment options and opportunities for the Uniting Church SA community and to create revenue for the wider Uniting Church. In all the years since, this ethos has continually guided our motivation in managing investments
Our mission statement defines our three core aims:
Great returns for our investors
We ensure our interest rates and products are always competitive. We have staff members ready to assist investors through all types of ‘financial weather’. Unlike other financial institutions, our results seek to offer both a profitable return to you and a return for our non-profit.
We wear our heart on our sleeve: we exist to promote the work of the Uniting Church SA and our customers are essential to making that happen.
Great returns for our Church
In the past 10 years UC Invest has been able to provide over $17 million in gifts and grants to the Uniting Church SA community. Many congregations and groups across the state and beyond have benefited from UC Invest grants.
The benefits are not just confined to gifts and grants though. We provide loans and investment options to our congregations, agencies and schools that also help make a difference to the South Australian community.
Thanks to support from those investing with us, UC Invest is able to provide a range of grants each year to South Australian congregations through the Uniting Foundation, Mission and Service Fund, and other direct sponsorships.
Recent programs that have benefited include Uniting College receiving a grant to add a solar energy installation and a grant to help those affected by the 19/20 bushfire season. Read more about how we invest in your community in our newsletter Investor Returns.
An investment with UC Invest is both a win for investors personally and a win for their church more broadly.
High quality financial services
We simply can't achieve our first two objectives without providing great products and service to our investors. They deserve our best efforts - that's why our service always includes:
Our mission might be just 16 words, “to generate great returns for our investors and our Church by providing high quality financial services”, but they mean the world to us as we do business with, on behalf of and for the Uniting Church SA.