Chippewa County Community Foundation
Chippewa County Community FoundationYouth Advisory Council Accepting Grant Applications
The Chippewa County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is accepting grant applications to fund youth focused projects/programs. Funds are available through the Youth Enrichment Endowment held at the Chippewa County Community Foundation. Interest earned from the endowed fund is awarded as grants to fund projects and programs that improve the quality of life for Chippewa County youth.
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was designed to train young people in decision making skills, to commit resources for youth projects and programs, and to involve youth in both volunteerism and philanthropy. Youth members are trained to review and evaluate grants.
The Chippewa Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to investing in the community by providing scholarships and grants to community projects and organizations. To download the grant application, click the button below. Grant application deadline is Friday, April 22nd.
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).
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 Chippewa County Community Foundation annually appoints an independent auditor to conduct an audit of the combined financial statements of the Foundation.
Our latest Audit Reports.
Also available, our yearly
990 IRS Tax Returns:
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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.
Helping donors do good work…forever.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.