News & Events

CLACF  gives out 2015 grants:
  • $1500  Lindstrom Historical Society, for a new split rail fence at the KO House
  • $500    ABC initiative
  • $500    CL Middle School Prairie Restoration Project
  • $500    Community Meals/Family Pathways

Swedish Barn Quilt Trail
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Visit the Swedish Barn Quilt Trail

(click above to see photos & information)

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Future Walk – Chisago Lakes Area…..Our Path to Tomorrow

Our mission is to help create a positive & vibrant future for our community. To hear our citizens, we will be conducting public listening sessions, including individuals, governments, businesses and every community group out there. Our goal is to hear from at least 1,000 residents of our area!

This is a collaborative effort of Chisago Lakes Chamber & Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation.  


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1st Listening Session

1st Listening Session



Group behind the FutureWalk Banner



Highway 8 Chairs

Summer 2013 Life is GREAT on Highway 8 campaign was initiated to promote businesses and tourism along the Highway 8 corridor from Chisago City to Taylors Falls. The foundation’s Highway 8 Chairs project created pride in our community and became the impetus for additional “Life is GREAT” initiatives.


HIghway 8 Chairs at Parmly

Art Dash 2010



Art Dash

Fall 2012 Art Dash held at Camp Ojiketa. Over 100 artists donated a piece of their art and local residents purchased tickets to attend and “dash” for a piece of art as their name was drawn.
Art Dash Fund Raiser

Fall 2010 Art Dash held at Camp Ojiketa. This event showcased our newest regional park and helped create awareness of the community foundation. Artists donated fabulous art and local residents bought tickets to the event. It was a great success and raised $6000 for the community fund.


Alumni Room

Alumni Room Wildcats

2010 Alumni Room opened in Chisago Lakes High School.

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2008 Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation was founded with an initial donation from the Chisago Lakes Rotary.