Each of the 14 Health and Welfare Ministries within the Wisconsin Conference is supported through a combination of sources including donations from individuals and groups, grants, fees for services, government programs, and insurance. Four of the Ministries that serve persons with little capability to pay for assistance receive significant financial support directly from the Wisconsin Conference. The source of this support is the Apportionment payments made by each UM church within the Conference. This Apportionment support provides an important foundation upon which these Ministries can build their appeals to other sources of funds. Donors outside the Church want to see the recipients of their assistance as having a solid base of support within the church to assure continuity of the ministry. The ministries are also supported by donations to their Conference Fund Number. These donations can be sent to the Wisconsin UMC Treasurer at 750 Windsor Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.