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an affiliate of St. Croix Valley Foundation

Est. 2008

Volunteer-Driven, Community-Focused

Serving people and communities of the Chisago Lakes area of Minnesota (defined as communities within the boundary of Chisago Lakes School District #2144).

Chisago Lakes Area

Community Foundation

Board of Directors

Kathy Kirvida (Chair)

Noel Stensrud (Vice Chair)

Ann Gillach (Secretary)


Erik Anderson

Loretta Anderson

Susan Clayton

Jim Green

Dean Jennissen

Sara Johnson

Jennifer Kmecik

Sue Mack

Wendy Redland

Monica Tosteson

Adam Wojtowicz


To build permanently endowed funds to support projects, programs and initiatives to enhance the quality of life throughout our communities. 


Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation was established in 2008 by civic leaders as a community trust. Its purpose is to allow individuals the opportunity to make lasting, flexible gifts to meet the needs of residents within the boundary of Chisago Lakes School District # 2144. This mandate benefits the communities of Shafer, Center City, Lindstrom, Taylors Falls and Chisago City.


As an affiliated of St. Croix Valley Foundation, the board of Chisago Lakes Community Foundation can assure donors that gifts will be professionally managed, used wisely and effectively, and utilized to enhance the future well being of the Chisago Lakes area.


Donors to Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation have several options for directing philanthropy.

  • The Community Fund:  Benefiting needs in the greater Chisago Lakes Area. 

  • Fairview Lakes Home Caring and Hospice Fund: Benefiting local hospice and home care needs and related projects.

  • Chisago Lakes School Endowment Fund: Supports opportunities for students in the areas of arts, academics, athletics and activities.


  • Want to make the Chisago Lakes Area better? Win up to $10,000 for your civic-minded project!  

  • CLACF is currently accepting applications for the Big Idea Grant; to begin the application process, click here.  Due date is September 2, 2022.

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)3 or partner with a fiscal agent. 

  • Ideas must serve those within the geographic boundary of Chisago Lakes School District #2144. 

  • For further information visit Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation

Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation

P.O. Box 449

Lindstrom, MN  55045



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