In 1997, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce formed the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation in order to generate funding otherwise unavailable for programs benefiting the Chamber, its members and the community. Because of the Foundation's tax exempt status under IRS Code Section 501(c)3, donations from individuals and corporations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 affiliate of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to support and advance small business development, business technology development, service projects and educational programs of the Pleasanton community. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation will promote its mission by:
- Developing leadership with dynamic and innovative vision;
- Linking the business community in partnership with educational, technological, governmental, and nonprofit organizations;
- Serving as a vehicle for research, planning and community education; and
- Creating programs that target both current and future generations.