Beginning in 2011, the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) selected one charity (through application processes) each year to support both financially and through community efforts. Between 2011 and 2019, the Chamber was able to donate over $73,000 and many hours of community service to 9 different local charities. These funds were raised through our "Fund The Need" auction held during our annual Gala, as well as the other fundraising events the Chamber sponsors throughout the year, and were dispersed on an annual basis.
2020 saw a change in this program as we launched our "PACC Gives Back" program. This program was instituted to help make a bigger impact on a monthly basis for the more immediate needs of those charities that have a local impact in Platte County. The monthly donation recipient is chosen from the charities that apply for assistance during the month. Our donation budget for 2020-2021 allowed for a maximum monthly donation of $500, which we were able to accomplish with your donations. Many charities suffered during the pandemic and welcomed the assistance we were able to provide.
In order to continue this funding for our charities, the Parkville Chamber Gives Back Foundation was created in 2021, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to allow our donors the opportunity to support charities and receive a tax receipt for their donation. Our goal is to increase monthly charity donations with the continued support of our members and area communities.
Qualifications for Donation Approval -
Organization must be non-profit
Organization must have a local impact in Platte County
Organization must have a short-term funding need for a specific purpose or program (i.e. new computer, scholarship, broken refrigerator, etc)