The SAT Catalyst Fund is an initiative of Significant Matters. Significant Matters helps churches move beyond simple Charity and short-term fixes to what we call Missions 3.0. Missions 3.0 is that work which is both sustainable and transformational, which includes Impact Investing or Business as Mission. To facilitate this move, Significant Matters offers a number of workshops, events and consulting services designed to educate and motivate action.
The SAT Catalyst Fund Vision is to be an agent that creates significant and sustainable transformation in Church mission’s effectiveness, congregational engagement and community relations.
Rev. Tom Bassford is the founder and Executive Director of Significant Matters, Inc. He pastored for 30-plus years before starting Significant Matters in 2005 as a way to extend his pastoral duties and leadership for missions to the Church at large. He brings a unique combination of church, not-for-profit, and executive insight in his role. His experience has been in both US and international fields and he has helped churches, businesses, city governments and various other organizations move their charitable work and missional efforts toward more sustainable solutions.
Wayne is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner (CFP) and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) with over 35 years’ experience working with individuals and families on financial strategies. His personal life mission, since 1990, has been to help people increase their capacity to live and to give.
Eternally curious, Wayne has the unusual capacity to connect the dots and find creative, but solid ways of helping clients do more than they thought they could do. He is never satisfied with the status quo, but always seeks to find better, more successful approaches to solving problems.
On a personal basis, Wayne, and his wife, Jude, are committed to doing whatever they can to make the world a better place. They believe, “we are here on earth to help others and whatever God has blessed us with is for us to bless others.” They have two wonderful grown children, Corrie and Kelvin, and a loyal dog, Kelter.