• About Us

Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1955 for the principal purpose of enabling individuals who support the ministry objectives of the Charis Fellowship, aka Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, to invest funds at a reasonable rate of interest and to provide thereby a source of mortgage financing for churches, schools, and other organizations affiliated with the Fellowship.

With offices located in beautiful and historic Winona Lake, Indiana, GBIF employs a staff of skilled professionals who are impassioned to serve investors and borrowers with care and excellence as a ministry to the Lord and the building of His Church.

GBIF is governed by a Board of Directors representing all regions of the Charis Fellowship.  The Board is comprised of experienced lay and ministerial professionals who provide counsel, develop policies, and give direction to ensure the safety, security, and continuity of the GBIF.  The Board has adopted a Statement of Vision to guide its operations and ministry.

As a part of its supportive ministry to the Charis Fellowship, the GBIF seeks to provide annual goodwill contributions from its net earnings to worthy ministries associated with the Fellowship.  In addition to these annual goodwill contributions, the GBIF serves as the administrative  agency of the Eagle Commission, providing financial, staff, and logistical support for our Charis Fellowship Chaplains who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

GBIF is a long-standing member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and subscribes to its standards for financial integrity.

This website shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of Demand Investments, in any state or other jurisdiction in which the Foundation has not authorized the making of any such offer, solicitation or sale (or in any manner or to any persons not consistent with any limitations on such authorization). The offering is made to eligible persons in authorized states or other jurisdictions solely by the Foundation's Prospectus, which more fully describes certain risks involved in a purchase of Demand Investments. The Demand Investments are unsecured obligations of the Foundation that are not insured or guaranteed by any government agency or other third party.