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Steward Funds

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Steward Covered Call Income Fund
The Steward Covered Call Income Fund seeks dividend income and options premium income, with the potential for capital appreciation and less volatility than the broad equity market. The fund employs a “buy-write” strategy, also called a “covered call” strategy, in which the fund buys a stock or a basket of stocks and writes (or sells) call options that cover the stock positions. The strategy can enhance portfolio returns under certain market conditions and reduce volatility. In down markets, the option premium received cushions the price decline in an equity portfolio. The trade-off is that in strong equity markets, the upside potential of the equity investment is limited. This approach is appropriate for investors looking for current income, capital appreciation potential, a diversified equity portfolio, and socially responsible screens.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.  Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund.  To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

Steward Equity Market Neutral Fund
The Steward Equity Market Neutral Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and to provide absolute returns independent of equity market direction.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by employing a combination of fundamental and quantitative factors, values-based criteria, and prudent portfolio constraints and risk management tools. Factors utilized in the traditional multi-factor model include earnings quality, profitability, growth dynamics, valuation, and capital deployment. The Strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology. It utilizes values-based data from third-party providers and our in-house research team as it relates to the long holdings.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Strategy Insight | Holdings | Prospectus dated 11/15/2021 | SAI dated 11/15/2021

Steward Global Equity Income Fund
The Steward Global Equity Income Fund seeks income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in (domestic and international) dividend paying stocks. The strategy utilizes a hybrid quantitative methodology combined with a relative risk-controlled portfolio. In addition, investments are screened in accordance with the Fund’s cultural values policies, and those companies failing to meet the criteria are removed from investment consideration. This process creates a portfolio of dividend paying stocks with high and growing dividend income, while providing exposure to both U.S. and international markets.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

The Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv recognized the Steward Global Equity Income Fund at the U.S. Lipper Fund Awards March 11, 2021, for delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to its peers in the Global Equity Income Funds category for the 10-year period ending November 30, 2020. The number of peer funds included in the category was 15 for the 10-year period. Each award was based on the Fund achieving the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return value (effective return net of expenses) over the stated time period.

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards U.S. 2021 Winner, Steward Global Equity Income Fund Institutional Class (SGISX), Best Global Equity Income Fund Over 10 Years.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

The Refinitiv 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 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

From Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, ©2021 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license.

Steward International Enhanced Index Fund
The Steward International Enhanced Index Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in international stocks. The strategy utilizes an optimization process that controls for risk and targets both developed and emerging market securities. In addition, investments are screened in accordance with the Fund’s cultural values policies, and those companies failing to meet the criteria are removed from investment consideration. The resulting portfolio controls for risk and seeks outperformance against the benchmark through exposure to emerging markets.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.  Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund.  To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

Steward Large Cap Core Fund
The Steward Large Cap Core Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by employing a combination of fundamental and quantitative factors, values-based criteria, and prudent portfolio constraints and risk management tools. Factors utilized in the traditional multi-factor model include earnings quality, profitability, growth dynamics, valuation, and capital deployment. The Strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology and utilizes values-based data from third-party providers and our in-house research team. The risk management process involves set parameters around issuers, sectors, industries, and risk factors compared to a widely recognized large- and mega-cap equity index. The number of holdings in this Strategy averages 45-60, investing with an emphasis on large- and mega-cap companies.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Strategy Insight | Holdings | Prospectus dated 11/15/2021 | SAI dated 11/15/2021

Steward Large Cap Growth Fund
The Steward Large Cap Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by employing a combination of fundamental and quantitative factors, values-based criteria, and prudent portfolio constraints and risk management tools. Factors utilized in the traditional multi-factor model include earnings quality, profitability, growth dynamics, valuation, and capital deployment. The Strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology and utilizes values-based data from third-party providers and our in-house research team. The risk management process involves set parameters around issuers, sectors, industries, and risk factors compared to a widely recognized large- and mega-cap growth-oriented equity index. The number of holdings in this Strategy averages 45-60, investing with an emphasis on large- and mega-cap companies.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Strategy Insight | Holdings | Prospectus dated 11/15/2021 | SAI dated 11/15/2021

Steward Large Cap Value Fund
The Steward Large Cap Value Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by employing a combination of fundamental and quantitative factors, values-based criteria, and prudent portfolio constraints and risk management tools. Factors utilized in the traditional multi-factor model include earnings quality, profitability, growth dynamics, valuation, and capital deployment. The Strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology and utilizes values-based data from third-party providers and our in-house research team. The risk management process involves set parameters around issuers, sectors, industries, and risk factors compared to a widely recognized large- and mega-cap value-oriented equity index. The number of holdings in this Strategy averages 45-60, investing with an emphasis on large- and mega-cap companies.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Strategy Insight | Holdings | Prospectus dated 11/15/2021 | SAI dated 11/15/2021

Steward Select Bond Fund
The Steward Select Bond Fund seeks to provide high current income with capital appreciation and growth of income. The Fund implements an active investment approach and invests in various fixed income sectors including investment-grade corporates, mortgage backed securities, U.S. Treasury and Agencies. Investments are screened in accordance with the Fund’s cultural values policies and those companies failing to meet the criteria are removed from investment consideration.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.  Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund.  To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

Steward Small Cap Growth Fund

The Steward Small Cap Growth Fund seeks above-average, long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by investing in high-quality growth stocks of U.S. companies that exhibit a history of strong balance sheets, cash flow, and financial returns. The Strategy incorporates both a top-down and a bottom-up approach. The top-down approach utilizes macro factors, including interest rates, business cycle, and secular themes, to determine an overweight or underweight position in specific sectors. The bottom-up approach begins with ranking the small-cap stocks of a widely recognized small-cap index by multiple factors, including margins, debt levels, revenue growth, and ESG risk ratings, followed by fundamental work on attractive companies looking for sustainable revenue growth, sound business models, and strong balance sheets. Appropriate holdings in this Strategy will meet our criteria in regards to fundamentals, valuation, and timeliness.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Strategy Insight | Holdings | Prospectus dated 11/15/2021 | SAI dated 11/15/2021

Steward Values-Focused Large Cap Enhanced Index Fund
The Steward Values-Focused Large Cap Enhanced Index Fund is a strategy that seeks to provide investors a values-based enhanced indexed product with the goal of long-term capital appreciation.  The fund encompasses both exclusionary and inclusionary screening in the investment process in order to not only avoid those companies that participate in activities that do not agree with traditional values, but to intentionally include those companies who create value for all their stakeholders.  The strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology and utilizes values-based data from third party providers as well as our in-house research team.  Following the exclusionary screening to narrow the investable universe and then reallocating the capital via the inclusionary screening process, the remainder of the fund positions are held at index weights as compared to a widely-recognized large- and mega-cap equity index.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.  Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund.  To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910. 

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

Steward Values-Focused Small-Mid Cap Enhanced Index Fund
The Steward Values-Focused Small-Mid Cap Enhanced Index Fund is a strategy that seeks to provide investors a values-based enhanced indexed product with the goal of long-term capital appreciation.  The fund encompasses both exclusionary and inclusionary screening in the investment process in order to not only avoid those companies that participate in activities that do not agree with traditional values, but to intentionally include those companies who create value for all their stakeholders.  The strategy is subject to Crossmark’s values-based screening methodology and utilizes values-based data from third party providers as well as our in-house research team.  Following the exclusionary screening to narrow the investable universe and then reallocating the capital via the inclusionary screening process, the remainder of the Fund positions are optimized relative to a widely recognized small-cap equity index.

The Steward Funds are distributed by Crossmark Distributors, Inc., member FINRA. Crossmark Distributors is an affiliate of Crossmark Global Investments, the Steward Funds’ investment adviser.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.  Before investing in a mutual fund, you should read the fund’s prospectus carefully and consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund.  To obtain Fund performance as of the most recent month-end or to obtain a copy of the Steward Funds’ prospectus free of charge, call Crossmark Distributors at 888.845.6910.

Fact Sheet | Holdings | Prospectus dated 10/29/2021 | SAI dated 10/29/2021 | Capital Gains Distributions 2021 
Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021

 

Steward Fund XBRL:

XBRL Interactive Files


Steward Fund Financial Reports
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Quarterly Report dated 07/31/2021 | Semi-Annual Report dated 10/31/2021
Quarterly Report dated 01/31/2021 | Annual Report dated 04/30/2021


Steward Fund Forms
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Retail Account Application:  Use this Account Application to open a Steward Fund account for any account type other than an IRA, Coverdell Education Savings Account, or Transfer on Death account.

Crossmark IRA Application: Use this Account Application to open an IRA account (includes a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, or Inherited IRA).  If you are opening an IRA account, you should also download and save in your files the appropriate IRA Custodial Agreement: Traditional and SEP IRA Custodial Agreement   |   Roth IRA Custodial Agreement    |    SIMPLE IRA Custodial Agreement

Crossmark TOD Application:  Use this Account Application to open a Transfer on Death account.

Crossmark ESA Application:  Use this Account Application to open a Coverdell Education Savings Account, and download and save in your files the Coverdell ESA Custodial Agreement: Coverdell ESA Custodial Agreement