CGF - History

1854:

The Church Building Fund is established to help churches construct facilities.

1861:

The fund makes its first loan – $400 to First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (now Central Reformed) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1958:

General Synod establishes the Reformed Church in America Extension Foundation, Inc. to issue debt securities to raise funds for loans to local churches.

1966:

The first series of debt securities (CGF Savings Certificates) for the extension fund mature – $212,900 of the $229,600 in matured funds is reinvested.

1993:

General Synod approves the merger of the Church Building Fund and the Extension Fund into a single new entity, the Building and Extension Fund.

1998:

The Building and Extension Fund board approves making annual contributions to the denomination to support RCA church multiplication.

1999:

The first Building and Extension Fund contribution is made to the denomination for church multiplication in the amount of $200,000.

2007:

The Building and Extension Fund adopts a new name – the Church Growth Fund – to better reflect its mission.

2011:

The Church Growth Fund reaches $50 million in assets for the first time in its history and contributes a record $414,000 to the RCA for church multiplication and church plant grants.

2014:

The Church Growth Fund begins contributing a portion of its earnings to help fund scholarships for youth and young adults to engage in mission experiences.

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