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At the Chisholm Community Foundation, we are proud to be a beacon of hope for our community and are one of the most trusted community foundations in the state!
Our mission is to serve the Chisholm and Balkan communities by stewarding funds for innovative and creative projects through donations, grants, investment, and scholarships.
We champion projects that are responsive to community and economic development in the areas of social service, education, arts and culture, conservation, and historic and environmental preservation. We’ve done some great work over the past three decades and can’t wait to do more!
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 $55,416 in grants for the first cycle of 2023, as well as $13,450 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Chisholm High School. The CCF has provided over $1.7 million in grants for community causes which has helped to make Chisholm a better place to live, work and raise families.
Please 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.
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!