A fund developed in partnership between the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the Community Foundation of West Alabama is designed to provide immediate relief for small local businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. (Apr 13, 2020)
The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce (IN) partnered with the EDC, CVB, and community foundation to create a fund to support local businesses with grants and low interest loans. They are also using their buying power to facilitate bulk purchase of PPE to assist local businesses in re-opening according to guidelines.
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (PA) worked with the city, the community foundation and other corporate and philanthropic partners to establish a fund to support local nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund distributes money to nonprofit organizations that have a track record of helping at-risk groups.
See more examples of chambers coordinating with community foundations and other stakeholders on coronavirus efforts on the ACCE Blog.
The foundation coordinates educational resources, programs, and research to advance the activities of the Chamber. Foundation initiatives allow the Chamber to collaborate with strategic partners and organizations to address key business issues, and extend the scope of our activities. These initiatives serve a diverse audience including community leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives, employees, as well as educators and students. The pillars of the Foundation include Workforce Development, Disability Inclusion, and Business Education.
The foundation, which focuses exclusively on regional leadership development programs, has eight different initiatives centered around building community leadership for various groups, including undergrads, young professionals, and executives new to Denver.
The Foundation works in partnership with state business leaders to secure Florida's future. The Foundation's Six Pillars address the critical factors determining Florida's future and provides a platform for local, regional and state-wide collaboration towards the first-ever long-term strategic plan for the state. The Six Pillars framework encompasses the following areas: Talent Supply & Education; Innovation & Economic Development; Infrastructure & Growth Leadership; Business Climate & Competitiveness; Civic & Governance Systems; and Quality of Life & Quality Places.
The Foundation is an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Chamber and is dedicated to serving members and strengthening the community by building success. The foundation provides ongoing leadership development and educational programs that give members opportunities for continued learning and growth.
The Chamber Foundation's mission is to improve every Main Street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in revitalization programs, facade improvements, streetscape designs, urban planning, event promotion, sidewalk beautification, and other enhancements to the physical appearance of our downtowns and urban centers.
Initiatives of the Foundation include the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Tech Valley, the Entrepreneur Boot Camp and the College of Saint Rose Business Intern Partnership.