The Kirkland Chamber Foundation


The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce has applied for a 501(c)(3). We are currently registered with Washington State and our application is pending with the IRS whose nonprofit division is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as it reopens, all donations should be retroactively tax deductible once we receive our status.

01. Lifespan Education – Pre-K Retirement

Disaster Relief for Small Businesses

02. Two-Way Mentorship

For students and seasoned professionals (an exchange of different skill sets)

03. Scholarships for Students

Students who are hoping to enter business and entrepreneur tracks.

Samantha St John, CEO, Kirkland Chamber Foundation

In April 2020, the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce held a mini auction. During the auction the Chamber held a “Raise the Paddle” event. This event was to raise funds for the newly formed Kirkland Chamber Foundation. In this video below, Samantha outlines the purpose and expectations of this newly founded Education Foundation.

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