497K 1 d455227d497k.htm INTERNATIONAL INDEX FUND SUMMARY PROSPECTUS International Index Fund Summary Prospectus

Praxis International Index Fund

Class A Shares (MPLAX) and Class I Shares (MPLIX)

Summary Prospectus

April 30, 2017, as restated September 12, 2017


Before you invest, you may want to review the Praxis International Index Fund’s prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. The current statutory prospectus and statement of additional information dated April 30, 2017, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. You can find the Fund’s prospectus and other information about the Fund online at www.praxismutualfunds.com. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 800-977-2947 or by sending an e-mail request to info@everence.com.


Investment Objective

The Praxis International Index Fund seeks capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in the Praxis Mutual Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section titled “Sales Charge Reductions” on page 56 of the Fund’s prospectus.


Shareholder Fees    Class A      Class I  
(fees paid directly from your investment)                
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price)      5.25%        None  
Redemption fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed, if applicable)      2.00%        2.00%  
      Class A      Class I  
Annual Fund Operating Expenses              
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)                
Management Fees1      0.55%        0.55%  
Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees      0.25%        None  
Other Expenses2      0.47%        0.17%  
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses      1.27%        0.72%  

1 “Management Fees” have been restated to reflect current fees.

2 Includes indirect expenses of securities of other mutual funds held by the Fund, if any.


This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time period indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5 percent return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:


      1 Year      3 Years      5 Years      10 Years  
Class A    $ 648      $ 907      $ 1,185      $ 1,978  
Class I    $ 74      $ 230      $ 401      $ 894  

Portfolio Turnover: The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 10.26 percent of the average value of its portfolio.





Praxis International Index Fund


Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of foreign companies organized under the laws of, headquartered in, or whose common equity securities are principally traded in countries outside the United States. The Fund seeks to generate performance that reflects the performance of a broad representation of both foreign developed and emerging equity markets, as measured by the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net), its benchmark index. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80 percent of the value of its assets in securities of, and investments related to, issuers in the Fund’s benchmark index. Typically, the Fund invests substantially more than 80% of the value of its assets in such securities and investments. Investments related to the benchmark index include American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The Fund seeks to avoid companies that are deemed inconsistent with the Stewardship Investing core values, as discussed below. In addition, the Fund’s Sub-Adviser uses proprietary optimization techniques to select securities according to their contribution to the Fund’s overall objective and to seek to replicate the characteristics of the index, including risk and return characteristics.


Stewardship Investing

The Fund also analyzes potential investments for their ability to reflect certain core social values including:


    Respecting the dignity and value of all people


    Building a world at peace and free from violence


    Demonstrating a concern for justice in a global society


    Exhibiting responsible management practices


    Supporting and involving communities


    Practicing environmental stewardship

Principal Investment Risks

The Fund is subject to market risk, which means the value of the Fund’s shares will fluctuate based on market conditions and shareholders could lose money. The value of the Fund’s shares could decline significantly and unexpectedly, based on many factors, including national and international political or economic conditions and general market conditions. Events in the financial markets and in the broader economy may cause uncertainty and volatility, and may adversely affect Fund performance. Events in one market may impact other markets. Future events may impact the Fund in unforeseen ways. Traditionally liquid investments may experience periods of diminished liquidity. The Fund could underperform other investments. Some of the Fund’s holdings may underperform its other holdings. Because the Fund invests primarily in foreign securities, it is subject to the additional risks presented by foreign and emerging markets investments, such as changes in currency exchange rates, a lack of adequate company information, political instability, and market and economic developments abroad. In addition, markets and economies throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected and conditions or events in one market, country or region may adversely impact investments or issuers in another market, country or region.

Because the Fund is designed to track the performance of an index, securities may be purchased, retained or sold at times when a more actively managed fund would not do so. If the value of securities that are heavily weighted in the index change, you can expect a greater risk of loss than if the Fund had a lower weighting to those securities. In addition, the Fund does not hold all securities in the index and the performance of the Fund may vary from the performance of the index due to imperfect correlation between the Fund’s holdings and the index. This is also known as tracking error. Application of Stewardship Investing screens may contribute to tracking error. In addition, because the Fund invests in ADRs relating to its benchmark index, which are priced at the close of the U.S. markets, while shares of issuers in the index are priced at the close of the principal foreign market on which they are traded, there is a timing difference that contributes to tracking error.


The bar chart and table that follow provide some indication of the risk of an investment in the Fund. The returns assume reinvestment of all dividends and distributions. The bar chart shows how the performance of the Class A shares has varied from year to year since its inception. The returns in the bar chart do not reflect any applicable sales charges. If sales charges were reflected in the bar chart, returns would have been lower. The table shows how the Fund’s average annual total returns for different periods compared to those of a broad-based securities market index.

Please note that the Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available at www.praxismutualfunds.com

After-tax returns, which are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes, are shown only for Class A shares and will vary for Class I shares. Actual after-tax returns, which depend on an investor’s particular tax situation, may differ from those shown and are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.



Praxis International Index Fund


Class A — Annual Total Return Chart For the Periods Ended December 31, 2016




Best Quarter   Quarter Ended March 31, 2012    10.79%    
Worst Quarter   Quarter Ended September 30, 2011    (22.03)%     


Average Annual Total Returns                            
For the Periods Ended December 31, 2016
(with maximum sales charge)
   Class A      1 Year      5 Years      Since Inception
(December 31, 2010)
Return Before Taxes         (0.57)%        3.18%        (0.39)%  
Return After Taxes on Distributions         (0.78)%        2.97%        (0.59)%  
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares         0.08%        2.60%        (0.18)%  
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)            
(reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes but reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)               4.50%        5.00%        1.62%  
Average Annual Total Returns                         Since Inception  
For the Periods Ended December 31, 2016    Class I      1 Year      5 Years      (December 31, 2010)  
Return Before Taxes         5.48%        4.94%        1.11%  
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)            
(reflects reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes but reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or other taxes)               4.50%        5.00%        1.62%  


Investment Adviser

Everence Capital Management, Inc. serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.

Investment Sub-Adviser

Aperio Group, LLC serves as the investment sub-adviser to the Fund (the “Sub-Adviser”).

Portfolio Managers

Ran Leshem, Chief Investment Officer, has managed the Fund since December 31, 2010.

Michael Branch, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager and Manager of Portfolio Research, has managed the Fund since September 1, 2017.


You can buy, sell (redeem) or exchange shares of the Fund, either through a financial professional or directly from the Fund, on any day that the New York Stock Exchange is open. The share price is based on the Fund’s net asset value, determined after receipt of your request in good order.



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Minimum Investments Per Fund

Class A


Account Type    Initial      Subsequent  
Non-Retirement    $ 2,500      $ 100  
Retirement    $ 2,500      $ 100  

The initial investment minimum requirements will be waived:

1) If you establish an automatic investment plan equal to the subsequent investment minimum;

2) If you are contributing to 403(b), SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA accounts.

An annual fee of $25 will be assessed in July to each of your Praxis Mutual Fund accounts that fall below $5,000 for any reason, including market fluctuation. Certain exceptions may apply. See page 53 of the Fund’s prospectus for more information.

Class I


Account Type    Initial      Subsequent  
Non-Retirement    $ 100,000        NA  
Retirement    $ 100,000        NA  

The Fund may waive investment minimums for certain investors.



Shares of the Funds have not been registered for sale outside of the United States. This summary prospectus is not intended for distribution to prospective investors outside of the United States. The Funds generally do not market or sell shares to investors domiciled outside of the United States, even if the investors are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Any non-U.S. shareholders generally would be subject to U.S. tax withholding on distributions by the Funds. This summary prospectus does not address in detail the tax consequences affecting any shareholder who is a nonresident alien individual or a non-U.S. trust or estate, corporation or partnership. Investment in the Funds by non-U.S. investors may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of the Funds.

Purchasing Fund Shares. You generally may buy and sell shares on any day the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) is open (a “Business Day”).

Selling Fund Shares. In general, you may redeem shares on any Business Day:


    Through your financial intermediary;


    By writing to Praxis Mutual Funds, c/o U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, P.O. Box 701, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0701;


    Via overnight service Praxis Mutual Funds, c/o U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, 615 East Michigan Street, 3rd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202;


    Via wire transfer, if you have elected that option on your application, by calling (800) 977-2947; or


    Via the Systematic Withdrawal Plan, if you have elected this option.


The Funds intend to make distributions that may be taxed as either ordinary income or capital gains except when you hold your Fund shares through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawals made from those arrangements.


If you purchase Fund shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.