Donate to Your Community: A Number of Ways to Support the Work of the CCF!
Your generous donation is what makes the CCF work! Donations we have received to date from community members, alumni and others, have contributed to over $1.8 million in grants and scholarships issued to various community causes. These donations have made Chisholm a better place.
How To Donate To The CCF
At this point in time, there are three funds you can donate to online: the Chisholm Community Foundation Fund (general fund), the CCF Operating Fund, and the Chisholm Public School Foundation Fund. Simply click on one of the links listed below and you will be directed to the fund you wish to donate to. The CCF will also continue to accept checks and cash donations.
Questions about the donation process? We can help! Please call the CCF office at 218-254-1101 or MJ at 218-966-3223.
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 a total of $87,763 in grants in 2023, as well as $13,450 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Chisholm High School. The CCF has provided over $1.8 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.
The Chisholm Community Foundation ensures that all donations go directly into community projects. All operating expenses of the CCF come from corporate partnerships and fundraisers. The CCF only spends the interest and dividend income earned on its trust. That interest can be invested back into the community for a variety of projects that will help make Chisholm a better place to live.
The St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation provide the CCF with investment management services, administrative support, and our 501(c)3 status. The Foundations also work with CCF donors who are interested in setting up planned gifts or named funds.
Local control of the CCF is in the hands of a ten-member board of committed individuals who contribute many volunteer hours of their time and talent toward fundraising and managing the CCF’s investments.
Ways that You Can Donate to the CCF
There are several ways that you can help your community! 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!
Here are some ways to support the CCF:
Donate a gift to the endowment, operating or initiative fund
- Join our board
- Become a corporate partner
- Consider us in your estate planning. Gifts of cash, stocks, real estate or life insurance are excellent ways to support the CCF. Your gifts are never spent and continue to grow into the future!
- Set up a named fund to honor or memorialize a family member, friend, or special interest. Listed below are the named funds that have been established with the CCF:
- Chisholm Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
- Chisholm Public School Foundation
- Chisholm Veterans Memorial Association
- Robert Jon Corradi Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Catherine Cox Fund
- Philip Falcone Family Fund
- Rudy & Mayme Gazvoda Family Fund
- Ron & Carole Gornick Family Fund
- Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund
- Marturano Family Fund
- NHS-Northstar Specialized Services Scholarship Fund
- Dr. Ben Owens Fund
- Chisholm Community Foundation General Fund
- David J. Tomassoni Legacy Fund
The CCF works closely with the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation in setting up these types of funds.
If you are interested in supporting the CCF and would like more information on how you can become involved or on how to establish a planned gift or named fund, contact the CCF office at (218) 254-1101
Promote your business while also helping the CCF meet our operational funding needs! Our current corporate partners include:
- City of Chisholm
- Fairview Range
- Independent Electric
- Jubilee Foods
- Keyboard Liquor
- Park State Bank
- Radotich Enterprises
- Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service
- Tom & Jerry’s / Valentini’s Supper Club
- Van Baak Agency
Join our corporate partnership program for just $1000 per year, and see how your business can partner with your community! Contact us for more information!