The Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is dedicated to the continued cultivation of Huntsville’s greatest asset - its people. The Foundation ensures the growth of Huntsville by supporting the education and workforce talents here. It exists to align resources that address employment opportunities and challenges in Huntsville/Madison County and improve the quality of life for all residents.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Chamber is fortunate to represent more than 2,000 businesses in our community. We have demonstrated that resources deployed effectively lead to deliberate growth in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, defense, biotech, information technology, cyber, engineering, and more. Resources provided by the Chamber Foundation provide us the capacity to change the economic landscape of our region.
The Foundation plays an active role in talent development and attraction by securing funding to support high-impact interventions that benefit employers across the community. Priority audiences include high school students, veterans, STEM professionals, security-cleared workers, skilled trades, and the underemployed. We are focused on minimizing barriers to employment while maximizing awareness of the in-demand jobs in our region. The Foundation values diversity and inclusion, data-driven decisions, collaboration, and accountability in its work.
The Chamber Foundation is funded through voluntary contributions by our members that are included with annual invoices and paid along with their annual membership renewal:
- $25 flat voluntary contribution for members whose dues are $500 or less per year.
- 5% voluntary contribution for members whose dues are greater than $500 per year.
- Workforce development impacts our entire community. We need diversity of investments to enable us to seek future grant funding from larger foundations/organizations in support of this work.
- We hope you will choose to invest in a smart place by supporting The Chamber Foundation and this important work.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lyndsay Ferguson Executive Director, Chamber Foundation 256-535-2008