Who We Are
The story of GuideStone Funds actually begins in 1918 when our parent organization, GuideStone Financial Resources, was founded to offer financial assistance to retired ministers and widows in need.
As the years went by, we focused on helping ministers proactively prepare for retirement, which resulted in GuideStone registering our first mutual funds in 2001.
Then, in 2012, GuideStone became the first and only Christian-screened fund family to win Lipper's Best Overall Small Fund Group in the U.S. Shortly afterward, many like-minded investors sought to add our award-winning, values-driven mutual funds to their portfolios; however, our funds were not open to the public at that time.
So, in 2014, we expanded access to GuideStone Funds — the nation's largest Christian-screened mutual fund family — allowing more individuals, institutions and financial advisors, like you, to invest in funds that align with your Christian values.
The entire GuideStone Funds family won the Lipper Fund Award for 2012 Best Overall Small Company over 3 years (out of 182 eligible as of November 30, 2011). Moreover, the MyDestination 2025 Fund-Investor share class won the 2013 Mixed Asset Target 2025 Fund Award-3 year (out of 92 funds as of November 30, 2012); the Extended-Duration Bond Fund Institutional share class won the 2014 Corporate Debt A-Rated Fund Award-3 year (out of 57 funds as of November 30, 2013), 2014 Corporate Debt-A Rated Fund Award-5 year (out of 51 funds as of November 30, 2013), 2015 Corporate Debt ARated Fund Award-3 year (out of 44 funds as of November 30, 2014) and 2015 Corporate Debt A-Rated Fund Award-5 year (out of 41 funds as of November 30, 2014); the Defensive Market Strategies Fund Institutional share class won the 2017 Flexible Portfolio Funds Award-3 year (out of 147 funds as of November 30, 2016) and 2017 Flexible Portfolio Funds Award-5 year (out of 107 funds as of November 30, 2016). Awards are based on risk-adjusted total return. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the GuideStone Funds before investing. A prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by calling 1-888-GS-FUNDS (1-888-473-8637) or downloading one. It should be read carefully before investing.
GuideStone Funds shares are distributed by Foreside Funds Distributors LLC, not an advisor affiliate. GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, an affiliate of GuideStone Financial Resources, provides investment advisory services for the funds.
About Lipper Fund Awards — The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk‐ adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. Lipper scores for Consistent Return reflect funds’ historical risk‐adjusted returns relative to funds in the same Lipper classification and include each fund’s expense and reinvested distributions, but exclude sales charges. Consistent Return values are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. Thomson Reuters Lipper is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations. Additional information is available at www.lipperweb.com.
As of December 31, 2018, GuideStone Funds® has $12.1 billion in assets, which makes GuideStone Funds the nation’s largest Christian-screened mutual fund family. No other fund family with a Christian screen exceeds GuideStone Funds in asset size.