What are Faith-Based Funds?


Sometimes called Morally Responsible, Biblically, or Socially Responsible Funds, Faith-Based Funds are a family of mutual funds that invests in companies that meet certain moral and ethical standards.

They avoid companies that manufacture or distribute things such as:

  • alcohol

  • anti-family entertainment

  • tobacco

  • gambling

  • and/or other potentially offensive practices.

Today, morally responsible or faith-based funds are the fastest growing subset of the socially responsible investing category. Only a short time ago, many plan providers didn't recommend them because of their poor market performance and their high fees. Now, the fund performance and fees have improved significantly.


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