Chisholm Community Grants & Scholarships
At the Chisholm Community Foundation, we are passionate about funding important projects that enhance the Chisholm community and protect its resources. We offer numerous grants every year to applicants who are trying to improve Chisholm arts and culture, economic development and education or to preserve Chisholm’s environment and history.
We also believe that our youth are one of our strongest resources – which is why we offer a number of college scholarships to help students invest in their future!
Scholarships from the CCF: Paving a Way for Your Future
Each year, the CCF is committed to helping graduates of Chisholm High School further their education by offering a number of scholarships. Apply for one of these generous scholarships here.
If you have any questions or need additional information. Please contact the CCF office at 218-254-1101 or call 218-966-3223. Thank you.
Be a part of the fun, unique and energetic events sponsored by the CCF! It’s a great way to support your community and get to know people! Mark your calendar for upcoming events now!
Whether you’re a local business, a family, or a resident, we have a number of options that allow you to donate specifically to the areas of community service that you care most deeply about!
Named donations and planned gifts are a great way to support the Chisholm community. Honor your friends, family members or neighbors while investing in your hometown in specific and meaningful ways ways!
We are proud to offer grants for innovative and important Chisholm community projects as well as scholarships to invest in the lives of our youth!
The Chisholm Community Foundation awarded $54,208 in grants for the first cycle of 2021, as well as $29,400 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Chisholm High School. The CCF has provided over $1.6 million in grants for community causes, which has helped to make Chisholm a better place to live, work and raise families.
Support your CCF and make a difference in our community!
The CCF Mission
Our mission is to serve the Chisholm and Balkan communities by stewarding funds for innovative and creative projects, which are responsive to community and economic development in the areas of social service, education, arts and culture, conservation, and historic and environmental preservation.
Giving Back to the Chisholm Community with Grants
The CCF gave more grants in 2020 than ever before!
You can view the CCF grants since 1998! Select a year below to access the lists of grants from that year!
Apply for a Grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation
The Chisholm Community Foundation’s mission is to steward funds for innovative and creative projects, which are responsive to community and economic development. We offer grants for projects that enhance Chisholm:
- Economic Development
- Historic and Environmental Preservation
Do you have an idea that requires a grant? We’d love the hear it. We accept grant applications once a year by March 31st.
Chisholm Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
The Chisholm Community Foundation (CCF) is accepting applications for the first cycle of grants. Deadline is March 31, 2022. Applicants must be a 501c3 public charity or government agency. To obtain a grant application, go to our website at www.chisholmcommunityfoundation.com or call 218-966-3223. Call this number as well if you have any questions or need additional information.
Please deliver your grant applications to the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce – 221 W. Lake Street. Hours are 9:30 – 2:30. Drop in mail slot if no one is there. Thank you!
Click here to view the grant eligibility specifications and bylaws.
Click here to download the CCF grant application now!
Chisholm Community Foundation Grants & Scholarship at Work!
Click a photo below to see the recipients of some of our grants and scholarships. Thank you for helping make a difference in these lives!
Chisholm Veterans Memorial Fund
Our Association with the Chisholm Community Foundation has been a good working relationship. Our member Veterans are very supportive of our fund and the Chisholm Community Foundation.
The Chisholm Community Foundation (CCF) has been a major supporter of the City of Chisholm’s Parks and Recreation Department. Just a few of the projects they have supported with funding include:
1. Improvements to the Chisholm Longyear Walking Trail with resurfacing and connectivity to the local nursing home.
2. The development of eight new bocce ball courts.
3. Replace new playground equipment at two locations.
4. Replaced the fencing at the Memorial Football Field.
5. The development of the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Baseball Field with irrigation, fencing, concrete bleacher pads and accessible walkways.
These are just a few of the highlighted projects the CCF has helped the City of Chisholm Parks and Recreation Department support with grant funding.
The CCF is an intricate component granting funding to the City of Chisholm’s limited budget to help improve parks and recreational facilities. It impacts all ages of people outside and within our community. The City of Chisholm cannot thank the Chisholm Community Foundation enough for supporting the development of our small but wonderful community that we call home!
The Chisholm Public Schools are extremely grateful for the grants that we have been awarded over the years. Through their generosity, the Chisholm Community Foundation has enhanced educational, artistic, athletic and technological opportunities for the school and community. Thank you to the CCF for putting the needs of Chisholm first.
Philanthropy doesn’t need to be complicated nor does it require great wealth. We found a way to participate in giving back to the community we love that’s convenient, financially comfortable and personally rewarding. We chose to use life insurance as our way to give back for the education and community services that were provided to us over our life time. We took out a $100,000 life insurance policy and named the CCF as the beneficiary and the irrevocable owner of the policy. By working with the Minnesota Community Foundation and our financial advisor, we were able to find a way that will create future unrestricted funds for the foundation and leave a legacy.
Both of us graduated with the Class of 1968 and personally received 26 years (K-12 X 2) of education that currently is valued at about $12,000 per year. So, it seemed right for us to try to repay a part of what our parents, grandparents, and citizens of Chisholm had invested in us. The community of Chisholm provided a great place to raise our two children. Chisholm is a special place with a bright future. We liked the fact that we are contributing to sustain the community by providing resources to make it even better!