Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation

In 2008, on the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) was launched as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation is proud to support educational initiatives to enhance our community and beyond.

The MCCCF Board of Directors provides guidance and expert advice to the Foundation. Our invaluable sponsors and donors are critical to maintaining our ongoing efforts.

The Foundation is proud to support the following programs in our community and beyond:  

Veteran Institute for Procurement

The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) offers 5 programs to help Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses increase their ability to win government contracts and expand their business overseas. Programs vary in length from 1 to 3 days, and are held in the Washington, DC area, just 11 miles from the White House. Participants receive hands-on, market-based instruction that helps establish best business practices. These practices support winning Federal government contracts as well as international commercial opportunities. 

Designed and taught by subject matter experts from industry and government, VIP is the first-ever national center to train SDVOSBs and VOSBs to succeed in Federal contracting. Among the many benefits, four are key:

  •  Accelerate your growth with market-based, practical training across more than 20 topic areas
  •  Avoid business land mines and reduce your risk to yourself, teaming partners and customers
  •  Build relationships with primes and government and establish a network of national teaming partners
  •  Attend the training for free

Participants only cover travel cost to and from the Washington, DC area VIP is offered at no cost to participants nationwide.

The VIP Programs are fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF). MCCCF funds this program through a public-private partnership made up of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), support from the State of Maryland and private sponsorships. Click here to support VIP by making a donation. The VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned businesses. Class size is limited to 50 individuals. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-owned businesses nationwide. For more information and to apply to a VIP Program, please visit:


Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program

The Eco Initiative brings focus to the link between the economy and ecology, educating businesses on how to embrace best practices. Through programs and educational outreach, MCCCF helps businesses transform challenges into opportunities as we navigate through a new eco-sensitive economy.  In 2008, MCCCF partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery College and launched the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program.


Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College

MCCCF supports the Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College. Scholarship recipients include, but are not limited to, students who are children of a Montgomery County fallen law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other public safety professional or volunteer in one of the Montgomery County public safety agencies identified by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Barbara Ashe, President, MCCCF at 301-738-0015 x 215 or visit


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