Our Partners

Monmouth Independence Community Foundation Partners

The Monmouth Independence Community Foundation has a number of programs that they have partnered with local agencies to develop for the enrichment of the Monmouth and Independence Communities. Between January 2009 and January 2021 the average return on money invested with the Community Foundation was 9.26%. To find out more about MICF programs and how you can partner with MICF visit us at Our Programs.

American Legion Post 33

American Legion Post 33 Independence, OR

Central Panther Club

Central Panther Club

CHS Performing Arts Boosters

CHS Performing Arts Booster Club

Heritage Museum Society

Heritage Museum Independence, OR

Independence Public Library

Independence Public Library

Independence Police

Independence Police Benevolence Funds

Mendezona Scholarship

Mendazona Scholarship

Monmouth Bicentennial Fund

Monmouth Bicentennial Fund

Friends of the Monmouth Library

Friends of the Monmouth Library

Monmouth Independence Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Monmouth-Independence 

Monmouth Public Library

Monmouth Public Library

Polk County Historical Society

Polk County Historical Society

The Gate Operations Endowment

The Gate Operations Endowment

Wells Family Scholarship

Wells Family Scholarship

American Legion Post 33

American Legion Post 33 Independence Or., supports veterans and the community and promotes the established youth programs of the American Legion.

The American Legion has had a fund with MICF for many years. The Legion supports a local organization of long-standing patriotic tradition and a history of work with youth.

Central Panther Club

The purpose of the Central Panther Club is to develop and promote the various athletic and related programs of Central High School in Independence, Oregon.

CHS Performing Arts Boosters

The CHS Performing Arts organization is devoted to promoting and supporting the arts at Central High School. Fund-raising efforts by devoted volunteers made it possible for them to open a fund with MICF.

The American Legion has had a fund with MICF for many years. The Legion supports a local organization of long-standing patriotic tradition and a history of work with youth.

Heritage Museum 

The mission of the Heritage Museum is to preserve and display the history and culture of the river town of Independence and Polk County. This mission is accomplished by collecting artifacts, documents, and photographs and making them available to the public using tours, programming, access to files, and working with other historical groups and community organizations.

Heritage Museum endowment and non-endowment funds at MICF support its role in preserving the history of Monmouth, Independence, and Buena Vista and making collections available to the public.

112 S 3rd St,
Independence, OR 97351
503 838-4989
http://www.orheritage.org

Independence Public Library

The Independence Public Library

The Independence Public Library devotes their funds held at MICF to programming, books, periodicals and technological equipment.

175 Monmouth St
Independence, OR 97351
(503) 838-1811

 

The Independence Police Benevolence Funds

 

The Independence Police Benevolence Funds held on their behalf by MICF are used to support families and dependents of deceased or seriously ill or injured officers.

Independence Police Benevolence Fund

CHARITABLE PURPOSE:

1. The Independence Police Benevolence Fund was created in 2007 after an officer contracted a Lou Gehrig disease triggered by an on-duty incident.  The fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to an Independence Police Department employee and to their immediate family when the employee becomes critically sick, injured or suffers a catastrophic event and their condition poses a financial hardship.

2. To provide scholarship funds to Independence Police employees for career-enhancing police training or for partial scholarships to higher education classes that are needed for a degree program in law enforcement or leadership, or to offer partial scholarships to children of Independence Police Department employees for tuition on higher education classes required for a two or four-year degree program.

CREATION AND INTENT:

The Independence Police Benevolence Fund was created in 2007 after an officer contracted a fatal disease. The fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to an Independence Police Department employee and their immediate family when the employee becomes critically sick, injured, or suffers a catastrophic event and their condition poses a financial hardship.
In 2018 the fund also began providing college scholarships.

The Independence Police Benevolence Fund receives most of its funding through monthly contributions from Independence Police employees plus negotiated matching funds from the City. Fundraising and private donations complete the income for the fund.

Mendezona Scholarship

Mendazona Scholarship

The scholarship is available to graduating Seniors at Central High School.

Mendezona Scholarship

Monmouth Bicentennial

The Monmouth Bicentennial fund was established by one of the MICF founders. His goal was to deposit funds and have them grow to the point where the bicentennial celebration will be truly outstanding.

Mendezona Scholarship

Friends of Monmouth Library

The Monmouth Friends of the Library have a fund with MICF. Their stated purpose is to support the Monmouth Public Library in its programs and collections. Friends of Monmouth Library support and publicize library activities for our community through fund-raising and volunteering.

Mendezona Scholarship

Rotary Club of Monmouth-Independence

The Rotary Club of Monmouth and Independence participates in the Rotary International Student Exchange Program. Rotary funds deposited with MICF are designated for use as scholarships to send local students on foreign exchange adventures.

Monmouth Public Library

Monmouth Public Library

Monmouth Public Library funds deposited with MICF are devoted to initiating new programs, services, and collections to enhance existing ones.

168 Ecols St S
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-1932

Monmouth Public Library

Polk County Historical Society

The Polk Historical Society has funds on deposit with MICF. They undertake the mission of preserving, for future generations, Polk County History.

Polk County Museum
560 S Pacific Hwy W
Rickreall, OR 97371
(503) 623-6251
Brunk Farmstead
5705 Highway 22W
Salem, OR 97304

 

The Gate Operations Endowment

The Gate Operations Endowment

The Gate is a network of people committed to creating a place for young people in this community. A safe place to be known as individuals, be encouraged to grow, learn, and encounter Christ’s love. The Gate Youth Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to demonstrate Christ’s love to the youth of our community through academic, social, and spiritual activities. We hope to bring young people into a relationship with Christians who can share their faith. Our vision is a community where future generations experience, follow and serve Christ.

The Gate Youth Association is committed to creating a place for young people in the community and is the primary purpose of gate funds at MICF.

Wells Family Scholarship

Wells Family Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through donations from the Wells family and is available to graduating seniors at Central High School. Apply for this scholarship by using the MICF Scholarship Grant process.

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