Serving the Underserved
While Promoting the Growth of God’s Kingdom
Impact in Action
Furthering our commitment to impact, we take a portion of the revenue we earn from the Global Impact Fund and donate it directly to Christian ministries that promote our three impact themes: Sanctity of Life and Spreading the Gospel, Human Dignity and Advancement and Stewardship of God’s Creation. In the first year of Fund operations, we donated well over $100,000 across the three projects listed below.
Through SEND Relief , we helped to fund the critical distribution of medicines, medical supplies and vitamins to the most underserved parts of Venezuela. These will be used to benefit church leaders and workers, as well as vulnerable church members and other poor families. By protecting the health of those working in churches, we can help them continue the work of the Gospel unimpeded.
Additionally, we supported SEND Relief’s project to train nearly 300 Christian widows in Nigeria to sustain themselves through home enterprises such as the preparation and sale of traditional foods, tailoring or knitting. Weekly discipleship sessions will be held and, through this outreach, nonbelieving widows in the community who are in great need will be welcomed into the group as well.
Finally, we provided funding to the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. Since 1991, the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center has provided a comprehensive, holistic reproductive health care program to women in the Greater Dallas Fort Worth area. They offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other services — free of charge — in a confidential, compassionate, Christ-focused setting.
GuideStone’s Impact Themes
Sanctity of Life & Spreading the Gospel
Investing in organizations that seek to protect life, enhance living conditions and proclaim the Gospel.
Human Dignity & Advancement
Investing in organizations that seek to improve health care and provide advancements in technology, education and employment training.
Stewardship of God’s Creation
Investing in organizations that seek to enhance the efficiency and accessibility of life-sustaining resources such as water and land.
About the GuideStone Global Impact Fund2,3
The GuideStone Global Impact Fund seeks capital appreciation with modest current income. The Fund employs an actively managed, manager-of-managers approach and is strategically constructed as a multi-asset class investment. The majority of the Fund is invested in a diversified mix of global publicly traded equity and fixed income securities, with a targeted allocation to illiquid alternative investments.
Strategy and Sub-Adviser Summary
Global Public Equity
Janus Capital Management
Global all-cap equity strategy with a core-to-growth orientation
U.S. Public Fixed Income
RBC Global Asset Management
Conservative core strategy with a focus on security selection and sector rotation
Targeted allocation of assets into private illiquid investments that are specifically focused on generating returns in alignment with GuideStone's impact themes.
Invest With Confidence
As a Christian organization, GuideStone believes it matters where we invest the resources God has given to us. Our faith-based investment policy, which is a foundational element of our approach to asset management, was specifically created to ensure the investments we make support the sanctity of life, family, stewardship, health and safety.
However, we also believe investors should not be forced to choose between values and performance. That's why all of our mutual funds — including the Global Impact Fund — are strategically constructed and managed with the goal of generating competitive risk-adjusted returns over full market cycles.
To learn more about GuideStone's innovative, award-winning5 approach to faith-based investing and how to incorporate the Global Impact Fund6 into your portfolio, contact your GuideStone Funds representative.
Introducing GuideStone Global Impact Fund