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Chamber Foundation

The Oakhurst Area Foundation
The Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides services to all of Eastern Madera County, regardless of membership in the Chamber. Our purpose to address the public needs of our communities and to answer those needs through grants, outreach, and partnerships.

A. Type of Foundation. The Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation. This organization is established to maintain or aid charitable, educational, economic development, demographics, or general commerce or community-oriented activities that show that public good.

B. The Foundation’s immediate purpose is to provide a vehicle through which Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce committees and other EMC organizations may complete programs, which are determined for the “public good”, may raise funds which are not presently available to them. Primary sources of funds are charitable contributions by individuals, businesses and grants.

C. Environmental Factors. Issues that the Foundation shall be cognizant of on a continual basis include: changing community needs and demographics, effectiveness of funded programs, political, social and cultural trends, non-profit organization regulations and tax law changes.

Grants the Foundation is currently overseeing:
River Parkway
Tree Mitgation
Sidewalk Programs
Community Projects
Highway 41/49 Corner Project
Golden Chain Theatre Restoration
Civic Circle Project
Ahwahnee Hills Park