When we designed Timothy Plan, we spent countless hours investigating companies to determine if they were involved in any unbiblical practices. In 1994, we pioneered the first pro-life, pro-family filtering standard. Our commitment, first to our Lord, is that we will not invest a single penny into any company that violates our filters. Selecting a mutual fund should be about more than its rate of return—it should also be morally responsible. Timothy Plan's mission is to enable you to invest in a manner that combines both of these objectives.
ABORTION: Life is a precious gift from God—even from the moment of conception. This filter seeks to protect the life of the unborn by filtering out companies involved in the abortion industry, including fetal tissue research and the manufacturing and distribution of abortifacients.
PORNOGRAPHY: Our culture has exchanged true beauty and sexuality for the lust of the eyes and impurity—and seeks to make it a commodity. This filter identifies companies engaged in the promotion of adult themes through advertisements, media, games, stores, establishments, publications, and the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT: Families are the foundation of our culture, and the values we instill need to be preserved. This filter identifies companies engaged in anti-family entertainment through the promotion of violence, language, sex and drugs through advertisements, media, games, stores, establishments, and publications.
LIFESTYLE: Marriage is holy—instituted by God. This filter filters to recognize companies that affirm the marriage covenant, a sacred bond between a man and a woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
RIGHTS: We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are removed from many people across the world. This filter identifies companies that are involved in human oppression, human trafficking, slave labor, terrorism, and Christian persecution.
GAMBLING: We are called to be wise stewards with all that God has given us— not as one who gambles away his money or brings himself to ruin. This filter identifies gambling related activities, including equipment manufacturers, casinos, riverboats, cruise lines, racetracks, and gambling software.
TOBACCO: It's known as a silent killer and a common cause of lung cancer, so we do not invest in companies that manufacture tobacco. This filter identifies manufacturers of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco products, tobacco leaf distributors and marketers, and tobacco specific retail stores.
ALCOHOL: Alcohol addiction hurts and destroys children and families; therefore, we do not invest in companies that manufacture alcohol. This filter identifies companies that enable these abuses, including brewers, distillers, microbrewers, and winemakers.
These filters include abortion, pornography, entertainment, lifestyle, and rights. Our faith-based filters represent areas that are more closely linked to clear teachings found in Scripture.