All donation requests made to the Chamber of Commerce will be presented in writing at least one week in advance of a Board meeting. A form will be provided for the request which will require a description of the event’s benefits to the community. Recognition of the Chamber’s contributions will be asked of all organizations who receive a donation.
Requests will be sent first to the Budget Committee to provide an analysis of spending history. An ad-hoc donation committee will review requests after receiving the Budget Committee report, and then provide a recommendation to the Board.
Timeline: Donation policy will be sent out to all previous recipients of money in January with a submission deadline of February 10th. Recommendations will be made to the Board, after committee reviews for action at the March meeting. Submissions may be made up until October 15th, if there is money remaining in the budget line item. After the November Board meeting, any balance remaining in the donation budget line item will be shifted to Board Challenge.
In order to receive the financial support of the Chamber of Commerce, the donation request must be for an event or signage related to an event or activity that brings people to the community. Assistance may also be requested for events that foster business growth or support existing businesses.
All requests must fit within the established budget for the year.
The Chamber will only provide donations, after meeting the above guidelines to members of the Chamber of Commerce or their affiliates.