In 2008, on the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) was launched as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation is proud to support educational initiatives to enhance our community and beyond.
The MCCCF Board of Directors provides guidance and expert advice to the Foundation. Our invaluable sponsors and donors are critical to maintaining our ongoing efforts.
The Foundation is proud to support the following programs in our community and beyond:
Veteran Institute for Procurement
The Veteran Institute for Procurement [VIP] is the first-ever program in the Nation to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses on how to accelerate their success in the federal contracting market. VIP has graduated 348 veteran-owned businesses who are senior, “C-level” executives of small businesses with about three employees and at least two years in operation. Offered at no cost to participants, MCCCF funds this three-day, 27-hour comprehensive training through private donations. The National Center for VIP takes place at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland. Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) profiled in Vetrepreneur Magazine. VIP News Release - 1/15/2014 - Governor O'Malley's Proposed FY2015 Budget Includes Funding for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)
Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program
The Eco Initiative brings focus to the link between the economy and ecology, educating businesses on how to embrace best practices. Through programs and educational outreach, MCCCF helps businesses transform challenges into opportunities as we navigate through a new eco-sensitive economy. In 2008, MCCCF partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery College and launched the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program.
Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College
MCCCF supports the Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College. Scholarship recipients include, but are not limited to, students who are children of a Montgomery County fallen law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other public safety professional or volunteer in one of the Montgomery County public safety agencies identified by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, contact Barbara Ashe, President, MCCCF at 301-738-0015 x 215 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mcccmd.com
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