The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration, and public leadership.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation serving the Missouri Ozarks. The CFO is dedicated to working with its donors, nonprofit partners and affiliated community foundations in meaningful and purposeful ways.
Founded in 1973, The CFO has since grown to include 49 affiliate foundations and many nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri through about 3,100 charitable funds with assets of $283 million as of June 30, 2018.
The CFO is a 501(c)3. EIN#: 23-7290968
We invite you to learn more about our campaigns and partnerships serving the people of the Ozarks. Read more about our regional affiliate foundations hard at work in rural communities and counties across the Missouri Ozarks in the affiliate section of the site. If you’re interested becoming a donor, explore the numerous options available for giving something back to you community in our donor services section. And, of course, feel free to send us an email or give us a call.