Your gift can address ever-changing community needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, recreation, health and human services, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables the Community Foundation of Chippewa County grants committee and board to respond to the community's most pressing needs -- today and tomorrow.
Target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Areas may include cultural arts, education, environment, health and human services, youth and senior programming, or animal welfare. You identify the cause you want to support when making your gift. The CFCC board awards grants to community organization and programs that are making a difference in the area that reflects your wishes.
Direct your gift to one or more nonprofit organizations in our area. Your fund will help provide ongoing funding for the organizations you designate.
You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. Our professional staff will help you identify ways to use dollars from your fund to address the issues and needs you care about the most. Your recommendations are submitted to the CFCC board for approval; we then distribute grant dollars.
Establish a seedling fund with a gift of 20 percent of the minimum required for any of the permanent endowment fund. You determine the type of fund and support the organization or purpose you care most about. Once fully endowed, your funds will grant back into the community.
The Community Foundation of Chippewa County is accountable to the communities we serve and is pleased to make available its governing documents, conflict of interest policies, confidentiality policy (donor privacy) and the most recent copies of our audited financial statements and IRS Form 990s. Copies of our IRS Form 990 are also available online at www.guidestar.org. Please contact the Foundation office if you would like to view these documents.
The Board of Directors and its Finance & Investment Committee are responsible for managing the investment process in a prudent manner with specific regard to preserving principal and providing reasonable returns. In carrying out these duties, the Board of Directors has retained Orgel Wealth Management to manage the assets of the portfolio. The role of Orgel Wealth Management is to provide guidance to the Board on matters pertaining to the investments of portfolio assets, including investment policy, investment selection, monitoring and ensuring portfolio performance and compliance with the investment policy statement.
All decisions pertaining to the investment policy statement and guidelines for the policy's implementation are made by the Board of Directors.