497 1 d27348d497.htm THRIVENT MUTUAL FUNDS Thrivent Mutual Funds

Thrivent Mutual Funds

Supplement to

Class A Shares Prospectus and

Institutional Class Shares Prospectus,

each dated February 27, 2015

with respect to

Thrivent Money Market Fund

In connection with amendments to Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940—which is the primary rule governing the operation of money market funds—the Board of Trustees of Thrivent Money Market Fund (the “Fund”) approved changes to the Fund’s principal investment strategies to allow the Fund to qualify and begin operating as a “government money market fund,” as defined in Rule 2a-7. As a result, the Fund’s prospectus will be amended as follows, effective February 1, 2016.


  1. The Fund’s management fee, which is listed under “Summary Section—Thrivent Money Market Fund—Fees and Expenses,” will decrease to 0.35%.


  2. The current strategies described under “Summary Section—Thrivent Money Market Fund—Principal Strategies” will be deleted in their entirety and replaced with the following:

The Fund tries to produce current income while maintaining liquidity by investing at least 99.5% of its total assets in government securities, cash and repurchase agreements collateralized fully by government securities or cash. Government securities are any securities issued or guaranteed as to principal or interest by the United States, or by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the government of the United States pursuant to authority granted by the Congress of the United States; or any certificate of deposit for any of the foregoing.

The Adviser manages the Fund subject to strict rules established by the Securities and Exchange Commission that are designed so that the Fund may maintain a stable $1.00 share price. Those rules generally require the Fund, among other things, to invest only in high quality securities that are denominated in U.S. dollars and have short remaining maturities. In addition, the rules require the Fund to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity (WAM) of not more than 60 days and a dollar-weighted average life (WAL) of not more than 120 days. When calculating its WAM, the Fund may shorten its maturity by using the interest rate resets of certain adjustable rate securities. Generally, the Fund may not take into account these resets when calculating its WAL.

The Adviser typically uses U.S. Treasury securities, short-term discount notes issued by government-related organizations and government securities payable within seven-days or less to provide liquidity for reasonably foreseeable shareholder redemptions and to comply with regulatory requirements. The Adviser invests in other securities by selecting from the available supply of short-term government securities based on its interest rate outlook and analysis of quantitative and technical factors. Although the Fund frequently holds securities until maturity, the Adviser may sell securities to increase liquidity. The Adviser will select securities for such sales based on how close the sale price would be to their amortized costs.


  3. The current risks described under “Summary Section—Thrivent Money Market Fund—Principal Risks” will be deleted and replaced with the following:

You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

In addition, the Fund is subject to the following principal investment risks.

Credit Risk. Credit risk is the risk that an issuer of a bond to which the Fund’s portfolio is exposed may no longer be able to pay its debt. As a result of such an event, the bond may decline in price and affect the Fund’s ability to maintain a stable share price. Credit risk is expected to be low for the Fund because of its investments in government securities.

Interest Rate Risk. A weak economy, strong equity markets, or changes by the Federal Reserve to its monetary policies may cause short-term interest rates to increase and affect the Fund’s ability to maintain a stable share price.

Government Securities Risk. The Fund invests in securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities (such as Federal Home Loan Bank, Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac securities). Securities issued or guaranteed by Federal Home Loans Banks, Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac are not issued directly by the U.S. government. Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned U.S. corporation that is authorized to guarantee, with the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, the timely payment of principal and interest of its securities. By contrast, securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government-related organizations such as Federal Home Loan Banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. No assurance can be given that the U.S. government would provide financial support to its agencies and instrumentalities if not required to do so by law. In addition, the value of U.S. government securities may be affected by changes in the credit rating of the U.S. government.

Redemption Risk. The Fund may need to sell portfolio securities to meet redemption requests. The Fund could experience a loss when selling portfolio securities to meet redemption requests if there is (i) significant redemption activity by shareholders, including, for example, when a single investor or few large investors make a significant redemption of Fund shares, (ii) a disruption in the normal operation of the markets in which the Fund buys and sells portfolio securities or (iii) the inability of the Fund to sell portfolio securities because such securities are illiquid. In such events, the Fund could be forced to sell portfolio securities at unfavorable prices in an effort to generate sufficient cash to pay redeeming shareholders. Although the Fund does not have the ability to impose liquidity fees or temporarily suspend redemptions, the Fund may delay the payment of redemption proceeds or suspend redemptions during its liquidation when permitted by applicable regulations.

The date of this Supplement is November 25, 2015.

Please include this Supplement with your Prospectus.