The Pokagon Fundprovidesthe followingorganizationaldocuments,governingdocuments,financialstatementsand annualreportsto help visitors understandits historyand recentactivities. Click on the name of the document to view it as a PDF.
The Local Agreement
The idea ofcreatingThe Pokagon Fund wasformalizedon March 13, 2000,in anagreement between the City of New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians(as amended).The sections relevant to the Pokagon Fund are sections 21,23, 24,25(a), and theamendment effective May 22, 2013.
Thebylawsset forth manyimportant aspects of the Fund’s and its Board of Directors’operations.These documents werefirst adopted on June 12, 2002,and have been updated 14timessince, with the last updatein April 2015.
The Pokagon Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is further classified as a private nonoperating foundation (sometimes referred to as a “grant-making foundation”). This designation imparts several benefits and responsibilities on the fund that it must continually manage.