Mission: Primary exempt purpose: to raise and receive funds, accept donations, and administer and expend funds and assets exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1954 or the corresponding provisions of any future united states internal revenue law, for the benefit of the citizens of the greater chico urban area. Subject to the foregoing, this corporation shall:a. Work for community improvement through community development and regional planning. B. Work for community improvement through leadership training and development. C. Work for community improvement through education.
Programs: Choose chico is an economic development campaign seeded by the city of chico and funded by private donations that serves as an umbrella brand designed to promote chico as the premiere place to live, work and play.
scholarship -- the business & professional advancement scholarshiop is awarded annually, in amounts ranging from $250-$1000 approximately, to one or more students by the chico chamber of commerce and young professionals organization. The scholarship is intended to offset highter education costs for students enrolled at chico state or butte college who are looking to start careers in butte county.