Our mission is to inspire a philanthropic culture with our community to promote a thriving place to live, work and play.
The role of a Community Foundation is to provide for the FUTURE needs of the community by accepting donations to establish permanently endowed funds, and using the interest from these invested funds to benefit the community through grants for projects.
The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and has a youth component, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
The Chippewa County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship – the Emily and Frank Smiddy STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is available to a graduating student from any High School in Chippewa County and Cedarville High School that is pursuing a degree in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The scholarship is valued at $40,000 payable over four years; year one – $6,000, year two – $8,000, year three – $12,000 and year four – $14,000. Applications (and required documentation) are due by May 31st by either mailing to CCCF, PO Box 1979, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or emailing to [email protected].
The Chippewa County Community Foundation will be accepting Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant applications until Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.Apply Now
Grant applicants must be available to present their youth-related project to the YAC students on the evening of Wednesday, April 25th between 4pm & 7pm. The maximum grant request is $3,500.
Established in 1994, the Chippewa County Community Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve Chippewa County, offering people a variety of ways to touch our community through philanthropic giving.
Board of Trustees
Debbie Jones, Executive Director
Kelly Freeman – Chair
Joshua MacDonald – Vice Chair
Erica Newland – Secretary
Alex Prater – Treasurer
The purpose of this Investment Policy Statement is to establish a clear understanding of the philosophy and the investment objectives for the Chippewa County Community Foundation (hereinafter, “CCCF”). This document will further describe the standards that will be utilized by the Finance Committee in monitoring investment performance, as well as, serve as a guideline for any financial manager retained.
This Spending Policy Formula is applied against the net asset value of all endowed funds at the calendar year end of each year. Net asset value is after the investment and administrative fees have been paid.
The Chippewa County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of Chippewa County. We are here to help our donors make a positive impact on their community.
Three special features of Community Foundations
One: Personalized Service. We make giving easy and effective, accepting a wide variety of gifts and providing donors a number of charitable options. You can contribute cash, stocks, property, and bequests. You may also establish a fund in your name or in the name of a loved one. In most cases, your gift qualifies for maximum tax advantage under federal law.
Two: Local Expertise. Our professional staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues, opportunities, and resources that shape our community. They monitor all areas of community need- including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts, and economic development. We can help you learn more about local organizations and programs that make a difference in areas you care about most.
Three: Community Leadership. We invest in the long term and bring people and organizations together, convening diverse voices to address local issues and opportunities. Our business is building community.