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.

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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.

Our Partners

Education & Scholarship

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

Library & Museum

Monmouth Public Library and Friends of Monmouth Public Library

Independence Public Library

Heritage Museum Society

Polk County Historical Society


Other Community Services

The Gate Youth Association

American Legion Post 33

Independence Police Benevolence Fund

Central Panther Club

Post 33 Independence OR

Students Served


Polk County

Locations Supported

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