Current and On-Going Projects
The Mt. Angel Community Foundation is committed to funding and development of these enduring projects that serve, enhance and enrich the greater Mt. Angel community.
Our most recent major project is the construction of the new Mt. Angel 'Festhalle' community building, currently in its second phase. Primary construction on the first phase of the community's 'Festhalle' building was completed in September 2011, and the building opened for its first public use during Oktoberfest 2011. This beautiful building, with its raised stage, wooden dance floor and catering kitchen is in high demand year-round for special event rentals (reservation info available on the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest website). It continues to welcome thousands of visitors annually as a main music venue during Oktoberfest. Meanwhile, our fundraising efforts continue, as we seek support to complete and furnish the upper level, meeting rooms and mezzanine.
Our flagship project - since 1997, the Foundation's endowed Scholarship Fund has helped graduating seniors of Mt. Angel's John F. Kennedy High School achieve their higher education goals. Currently, the program awards five scholarships each year. Each scholarship award is $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years of study at a college, university, trade, technical or vocational school. All types of universities, colleges or technical schools are acceptable. In addition to academic criteria, the awards consider citizenship, community service and involvement in local community and leadership activities.
Mt. Angel Public Library
The Foundation's Library Building Fund raised the monies to furnish and equip the Mt. Angel Public Library. Exceeding its goal, the Fund now assists The Friends of Mount Angel Library with annual donations to improve the Library’s collections, computer resources and facility.
Mt. Angel Glockenspiel
The Foundation helped raise funds to build Mt. Angel's famous Glockenspiel, a picturesque focal point for our village. Funds now are used to maintain this unique feature.
Community Flower Baskets
The Foundation’s Flower Basket Fund was created through a significant anonymous donation. Earnings from this fund are distributed to the Chamber of Commerce to support its annual flower basket program that beautifies our downtown area.
Your support of these projects is vital and helps our community to thrive!
Please send your donations to:
Mt. Angel Community Foundation
P.O. Box 881, Mt. Angel, OR 97362 US
We appreciate your support of these projects!