The Ripon Chamber Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) affiliate of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce whose objective is to promote education and training programs for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacities, develop leadership skills, and foster a commitment to community service.  The Ripon Chamber Foundation gives back to the Community of Ripon by giving scholarships to our youth, assisting in business training, and giving to local youth programs.

The Foundation hosts an annual LobsterFest in October. This fundraiser helps support our educational programs, including the Ripon Youth Leadership Academy. LobsterFest is a fun event that brings a little bit of Louisiana to us by serving a lobster dinner family style.  If you’ve never experienced this be sure to check it out as it is definitely a time to remember!