The Lakeville Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, focuses on workforce development through scholarships and grants.
The Foundation is led by a member volunteer Board of Directors and is one of the best chamber of commerce philanthropic institutions in the state of Minnesota. The Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce, serving the Lakeville Area and Schools.
The Foundation generates funds from events such as the Education Bowling Tournament and Golf Classic, and from its annual fundraising campaign made possible from the generosity of area Lakeville businesses and individuals. The funds raised support the following Lakeville Foundation programs:
- Scholarships are available to Lakeville Area Schools (ISD194) graduating high school seniors for up to $1,000 to continue their education, and further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills.
- Scholarships are available to Chamber member employees who are pursuing education credits, or career advancement courses, with a qualified school or program.
- Impact Grants will be awarded each year in amounts up to $3,000 to support innovative, student-based programs, that include workforce readiness initiatives and/or STEM career exposure, and that have the ability to be replicated or adapted district-wide.