The Carefree Cave Creek Education Foundation 501c3 was established in 2020 and is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in the Desert Foothills Region through education, leadership, workforce development, and scholarships.

It is funded through donations, raffles, grants, and annual fundraising events.

The non-profit chamber foundation serves as a pivotal bridge between high school students seeking higher education opportunities and local community programs in need of financial support. Through its dedicated efforts, the foundation operates multifaceted programs aimed at facilitating access to scholarships for deserving high school students. These scholarships not only alleviate the financial burden of pursuing higher education but also empower students to achieve their academic aspirations and unlock their full potential. By offering scholarships, the foundation fosters a culture of academic excellence and ensures that talented individuals from diverse backgrounds have equitable access to educational resources and opportunities. Furthermore, the foundation collaborates with educational institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders to identify and support students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership qualities, and a commitment to service.

In addition to its focus on educational empowerment, the non-profit chamber foundation plays a crucial role in strengthening the fabric of local communities through its support of various programs and initiatives. By providing financial assistance to local community programs, the foundation addresses pressing social issues, promotes civic engagement, and fosters community development. These programs encompass a wide range of initiatives, including but not limited to, youth development programs, job training initiatives, healthcare services, and cultural enrichment activities. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts with grassroots organizations and community leaders, the foundation ensures that its resources are effectively utilized to address the unique needs and challenges facing each community. By investing in the well-being and prosperity of local communities, the foundation embodies its commitment to social responsibility and leaves a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families across the region.

Our mission is clear: to support and strengthen local community services that enrich the lives of residents across every sector. From education and healthcare to economic development and beyond, we strive to be a catalyst for progress in every facet of community life. Through our strategic funding initiatives, we empower organizations to innovate, collaborate, and thrive, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

With a deep commitment to transparency and accountability, we work closely with local stakeholders to identify impactful projects and allocate resources where they are needed most. Whether it’s supporting essential services, empowering small businesses, or nurturing the next generation of leaders, every contribution to the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Foundation is a direct investment in the prosperity and well-being of our community.


Annual Fundraising Event:

Participating in the annual fundraising event for the Chamber Non-profit Foundation was a heartwarming experience that truly showcased the power of community spirit. From setting up booths to engaging with donors, every moment was infused with a sense of purpose and dedication to supporting local businesses and initiatives. Witnessing the collective efforts of volunteers and attendees alike, it was evident that together, we were making a tangible difference in the lives of those served by the foundation. The event served not only as a platform for raising funds but also as a celebration of unity and collaboration, leaving me inspired and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful cause.


Participating in raffles at events hosted by a chamber non-profit foundation is not only an exciting opportunity to potentially win valuable prizes but also a meaningful way to support the community. These raffles often feature an array of enticing items generously donated by local businesses, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among attendees. Beyond the thrill of anticipation, every ticket purchase contributes to the foundation’s vital initiatives, whether it’s supporting local entrepreneurs, funding educational programs, or enhancing community infrastructure. By engaging in these raffles, participants not only stand a chance to walk away with fantastic prizes but also play a crucial role in fostering a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.

How you can help:

If you wish to make a tax-deductible monetary (checks only) donation, please make your donation payable to the Carefree Cave Creek Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and send it to P.O. Box 734, Carefree, AZ 85377.

Thank you for your donation to help us continue our mission of scholarships for our local high school seniors and to support educational programs that drive economic vitality. You will receive the appropriate receipt for your tax purposes.

Apply for a Chamber Scholarship:


Are you dreaming of pursuing higher education but worried about the financial burden? Look no further! The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our annual scholarship program, designed specifically for talented students like you in our community.

Here’s why you should apply:

Financial Support: We understand the importance of education and want to support your journey by offering financial assistance to deserving students.

Recognition: Our scholarships not only provide financial aid but also recognize your hard work, dedication, and potential for success.

Investing in Your Future: By applying for our scholarship, you’re investing in your future. Whether you’re planning to attend college, vocational school, or pursue a trade, this scholarship can help alleviate the financial burden and allow you to focus on your studies.

Community Support: The Chamber of Commerce is deeply invested in our community’s future leaders. We believe in supporting local talent and empowering our youth to achieve their goals.

Easy Application Process: Applying is simple and straightforward. Click on the “Apply Now” button below to access the application form.

Who’s eligible?

We encourage local home-schooled, charter school, private school and Cactus Shadows High School seniors who are working with one of our local Chamber member businesses or have volunteered significant hours at one of our local non-profits to apply.

When is the deadline to apply?


Don’t let financial constraints hold you back from reaching your academic and career aspirations. Seize this opportunity and apply for the Chamber Scholarship today!

For any questions or assistance regarding the application process, feel free to contact us at

Apply for a Community Program

Attention Community Members!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in our community? Do you have innovative ideas for programs and initiatives that could enhance the lives of those around us? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Chamber Foundation is actively seeking proposals for community programs and initiatives that aim to uplift and empower our neighborhoods. Whether it’s a project to support local entrepreneurs, a program to promote health and wellness, or an initiative to foster cultural diversity, we want to hear from you!

Why should you apply?

Support for Your Vision: The Chamber Foundation is committed to supporting grassroots efforts that align with our community’s needs and aspirations. Your idea could receive financial support, resources, and guidance to bring it to life.

Impact and Recognition: By partnering with the Chamber Foundation, you’ll have the chance to make a tangible difference in our community. Your efforts will be recognized and celebrated, showcasing your commitment to creating positive change.

Networking and Collaboration: Working with the Chamber Foundation opens doors to valuable connections with other community leaders, organizations, and potential collaborators. Together, we can amplify the impact of your initiative.

Building a Stronger Community: Your program or initiative has the power to strengthen the fabric of our community, bringing people together, fostering inclusivity, and creating opportunities for growth and development.

Submit your proposal outlining your idea, its objectives, expected outcomes, and how it aligns with the Chamber Foundation’s mission.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance with your application. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Let’s work together to build a brighter future for our community!

Apply to the Chamber Foundation today and let your ideas spark positive change. Together, we can make a difference that lasts for generations to come.


Maricopa Community Colleges Pipeline:

Discover great careers and opportunities. Those seeking employment and interns can submit their information on the site and employers seeking employees and interns can view resumes all for Free.

 Resources to find an internship: – Internship Matchmaker – Entrepreneurial Internships for High School students – Research internships – College-bound internships – Two-Step Internship Finder – Government Internships – International Internships – Real-world internship programs – Great resource for Interns – Get paid as an intern. – For college students looking to be an intern. – ASU – Health Field internships

Be An Intern

Students; How to get involved:

Please contact Erin Scherer at for an application.


  • “Test-drive” a career
  • Develop specific skills and knowledge related to a
  • Develop professional
  • Learn directly from experienced
  • Gain experience in a real-world situation, including interviewing, working with others, communication skills, and culture of various work

Find An Intern

Local Business; How to get involved:

Local businesses who would like to get involved with the Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) Workforce Development program please access the online form. Please complete and hit submit. For questions, feel free to email Erin Scherer at

Hosting an internship can be a wonderful experience for all involved. A successful internship provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to apply their classroom learning to the workplace. Internships also provide organizations with high-achieving workers who bring a fresh perspective and ideas.

For an internship to be successful, both the work site employer and the student-intern must understand how an internship differs from a job, and both must commit to working together to make the most of the opportunity.


  • Gain enthusiastic and motivated
  • Receive assistance with special
  • Gain a fresh perspective on current projects and
  • Develop supervisory skills of
  • Access students with special skills and
  • Train new professionals in your
  • Develop your pool of potential