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).
Whitney-Jo Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship
On behalf of the family of Whitney-Jo Anderson, the Chippewa County Community Foundation is honored to announce the availability of the annual Whitney-Jo Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship. On April 19, 2008, the Lord called a precious little girl’s name and she answered his call. Whitney-Jo was 9 years old when she went to live with her heavenly father.
Anyone who met Whitney-Jo quickly fell in love with her strong personality and her attitude on life. She loved life even though she had battled a heart condition and cancer for much of her life. Whitney-Jo’s greatest passion was to dance. She learned her passion for ballet dancing in the Academy of Performing Arts studio under the caring direction of Luanna Luxton- Armstrong.
The family of Whitney-Jo has created a legacy for their precious angel by establishing the Whitney-Jo Anderson Memorial Dance Scholarship Fund with the Chippewa County Community Foundation. This scholarship will pay $350 towards dance lessons and/or dance attire.
Applications can be picked up at the Soo Theatre, Allure Dance Studio, Academy of Performing Arts Studio or the Chippewa County Community Foundation – 511 Ashmun St. – Suite 200 (2nd floor of Huntington Bank). Applications are due October 15th.
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
Nikki Dowd-McKechnie, Chair
Kelly Freeman, Vice Chair
Erica Newland, Secretary
Stacey Swanson, Treasurer
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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.
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.