CASI's Mission: "To create and maintain a structure that promotes chili cookoff events which bridge the gap between local charitable organizations, the community and corporations." CASI sanctioned chili cookoffs are intended to bring local communities and competitive chili cooks together to raise awareness of chili and raise funds for the local charities, while supporting the community with wholesome, enriched competitive cooking events.
CASI's Vision Statement:"Making a positive difference in someone's life with every pot of chili cooked." This vision portrays the attitude of every CASI cook as we fire up our stove to cook a pot of chili at a charity or community CASI sanctioned event.
CASI’s Motto: “Chili, Charity, and Fun” This motto describes the theme of our cookoffs and the positive environment CASI cookoffs create. Resoundingly successful in accomplishing our mission, since being founded in 1983, CASI has generated and donated over $30,000,000 in financial support for local charities.
Governance: "CASI is governed by a diverse volunteer board of directors elected by local affiliate pods (chapters) nationally and internationally." The Board of Directors governs in accordance with state and federal regulation. The board manages the day-to-day business operations, preserves rules and procedures for competitive cookoffs, oversees the sanctioning of local cookoffs nationally and internationally, hosts the annual CASI Terlingua International Chili Championship cookoff, manages charitable donation initiatives and administers a national scholarship program.
You are cordially invited to participate with us in our quest to have fun while promoting chili and raising money for charitable causes.
CHILI, CHARITY, and FUN!!!!
CASI is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization of the Internal Revenue Code-EIN-74-2330479. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. We receive tax-deductible bequests, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106,or 2522.