Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) of Austin, Texas assists United Methodist churches, institutions and individuals within the five geographic conferences of Texas and the Rio Grande Conference of Texas and New Mexico. It provides investment services for individuals. It is an excellent financial institution. TMF is also dedicated to providing services that help churches and other religious organizations live out their God-appointed purpose. This makes it one of the rare foundations that serves the purpose of the church, and not just the institution of the church. Its leadership ministry (supported by the consulting work of Dr. Gil Rendle) includes learning communities, learning projects and networking initiatives. It also supports constituent congregations by helping them find and use resources. The focus of its work includes the five geographic conferences noted above.