The Monmouth-Independence Community Foundation
The Monmouth-Independence Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 2000 to benefit the people of the greater Monmouth-Independence area. The Foundation was organized through the efforts of a group of area citizens who recognized the need for an independent nonprofit and tax-deductible organization. It is incorporated as an independent entity and is not a part of any other public or private organization or agency. All Board Members are unpaid volunteers.
What are the Purposes of the Foundation?
The Foundation provides financial support for educational, civic, recreational, and cultural activities, programs, institutions, facilities and organizations, and those serving youth and adults residing within the boundaries of the Central 13J School District. Anything that might benefit the greater Monmouth-Independence community and its residents is within the general purpose of the Foundation.
Education and Scholarships
These funds support the academic goals of students and teachers in the Central School District of Monmouth-Independence. They are helping teachers provide innovative, interactive learning projects, offering scholarships to further opportunities in higher education and fields in career and technical education.
Library and Museum Support
Funds support the deep and diverse roots of both Independence and Monmouth as essential places in Oregon history and centers of learning. Two museums and the libraries for each city entrust funds to MICF to invest for future activities and growth.
Other Community Services
Community groups providing services to youth, veterans, public servants, and performing arts use MICF to plan for their current needs and future dreams. A fun fact: MICF is collecting funds dedicated to the 2056 Monmouth Bicentennial celebration! The Foundation also serves as a fiscal sponsor for organizations needing umbrella status to apply for grants and donations.
Mendazona Scholarship – For graduating Central High student-athletes
Wells Family Scholarship – For graduating Central High students
MI Rotary – Offering funds for Central High students to embark on foreign exchanges
Independence Historic Preservation Scholarship – Offering funds for Central High students from Independence
CHS Performing Arts Booster Club – Offering funds to graduating Central High students who participated in drama and choir
Monmouth Public Library and Friends of Monmouth Public Library
Independence Public Library
Heritage Museum Society
Polk County Historical Society
The Gate Youth Association
American Legion Post 33
Independence Police Benevolence Fund
Central Panther Club