Camphill Village MN is a life-sharing economic model, where coworkers share life and work with adults with disabilities. Camphill is partially self-supporting. Whether raising our own food or making and selling products and services to the broader community. Camphill is able to meet the majority of our general operating expenses through these different sources of income.Even though we receive funding from county, state, and federal sources Camphill Village MN has chosen licensing that results in a significant reduction in fees serving the disabled compared to similar programs. How can Camphill choose to take in less in government funding compared to other service programs and still remain the quality mainstreaming option for the disabled? This is in part because our staffs are volunteers and we raise the majority of the food on the farm. In addition, 15 percent of the general operating budget and 100 percent of the capital renovations are supported by generous donations from the community at large.
A gift to Camphill Village Minnesota makes a difference in the life and development of a disabled person. A charitable contribution can make these things possible: Giving to general operating & Program Support
- Individualized work and cultural initiatives that bring empowerment and purpose to our residents’ lives
- The option for any disabled individual in Minnesota to live at Camphill Village MN regardless of financial need
- Continued coworker/staff development support
Maintenance, Conservation, and Renovation
- Maintenance and improvement of our homes, work, craft, and therapy buildings
- The ability to meet increasing high energy costs affecting our utilities and transportation budgets, while decreasing our carbon footprint
- New capital updates to serve the changing needs of our residents and our programs
Endowment Our endowment allows us to secure our organization through significant shifts in funding streams as well as any other unexpected emergency.
Camphill Village Match 2017
Matching Gift to Ensure Pledges and Funding
This is a year of capital shortages at Camphill Village MN. With this in mind, and with some donors having to give less than usual, a group of donors have come together to pledge $30,000 as a matching gift. Hopefully, this will encourage others in our community to increase their pledges, and if possible, donate early.
The McVay Foundation, the American Foods Group, and the Jennissen, Porter and Carpenter Families have generously created this $30,000 matching gift.
New donors, and past donors who match or increase their past donations, are eligible for the matching gift. Please consider pledging and if possible giving by September 15th, 2017. It will help us meet our matching gift goal and allow us to identify what is necessary to realize our final goal at the end of the year. We hope you can also encourage others in the community to give now at this very crucial time.
To fund this year’s operating budget, including support for increased staff and villager needs, we need $148,255.
Our capital needs in 2017 include farm renovations to support new farm initiatives, handicap-accessible, paved walk ways, and building an affordable house addition for two. The entire capital budget for this year is $107,200. A more detailed description is enclosed.