Cassville Community Foundation



Contact Information:

Established Nov. 15, 2004

Board of Governors:

Chad Johnson, President
Susie Jacobs, Vice-President
Angela Seymour, Treasurer
Rachael Freeman, Secretary/Foundation Coordinator
Dan Angel
Dennis Baker
Landon Fletcher
Jerry Marple
Mike McCracken

For additional information, contact Rachael Freeman, Foundation Coordinator, at

Total Assets (as of June 30, 2019): $1,004,954

About Cassville Community Foundation:

The mission of the Foundation is to establish endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by reinvesting in the community. The Foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving capable of benefiting the entire community.  Through the mechanism of endowment funds, charitable minded individuals can establish funds to build a permanent source of charitable assets to meet emerging, as well as existing needs of the community.

Cassville Community Foundation currently oversees 16 funds established to improve quality of life in Cassville and the surrounding area, and annually grants more than $4,000 to support community organizations and local residents.

 Grantmaking Program:

Cassville Community accepts grant applications from June 1 Sept. 1.   Not-for profit 501(c)3 organizations that serve Cassville and its surrounding area are invited to apply.

The grant application deadline is Sept. 1.  Organizations that submit a written application will be required to present their proposal to the granting committee in mid-September.  Those selected for grant funding will be contacted by late September and are requested to attend a special check presentation in late October.

2017 Grant winners2017 Community Grant Recipients

Cassville High School Backpack Program: $1,000
Cassville Community Food Pantry: $1,000
Cassville Bright Futures: $500
Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire District: $1,000
Exeter After School Program: $1,000
Cassville High School Mercy Clinic: $500
Southwest Preschool: $500
Cassville YMCA: $500

Chili Cookoff2CCF shared story at Cassville Chili Cook   Chili Cookoff 1

The Cassville Community Foundation raffled off a Nintendo Switch and a Wildcat Cooler at the annual Cassville Chili Cook, held Saturday, Oct. 28.. Both items were donated and proceeds went to the 2017 grantmaking fund.  CCF volunteers also shared information about the foundation with the public.

2016 Grant Awards

Cassville Community Foundation awarded $4,300 to eight local community organizations to help assist them with the funding of new or existing programs.

Cassville School’s Bright Futures Program – $500
Cassville Middle School’s Positive Behavior Program – $250
Barry County Historical and Genealogical Society – $250
Cassville YMCA – $750
Exeter School District’s Team Spirit Student Leadership Program – $750
Konerstone – $300
Recovery Resources – $500
Cassville Fire Protection District – $1,000

Click here for a printable grant application budget form (required for grant applicants)

Funds and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:

# Olin J. Brattin Scholarship Fund
Cassville Administrative Capacity Fund
Cassville Community 2000 Fund
Cassville Community Foundation Administrative Endowment
Cassville Community Grantmaking Endowment Fund
Cassville Hunger Challenge Fund
Cassville School District Educational Endowment Fund
Cassville Senior Center Foundation
Cassville Senior Center Endowment Fund
Cassville United Methodist Hunger Challenge Fund
Crowder College Cassville Campus Fund
Designated Fund for Cassville United Methodist Church
Doris Lorayne Sims Easley Fund
Joe and Jo Anne Ellis Charitable Fund
Phil and Valarie Hutchens Family Fund
C. Johnson Family Fund
Russ Melton Scholarship Fund
J.B. Nations and Verna Mae Nations Memorial Fund
Dr. Mary Newman Scholarship Fund
Rose Family Fund
Ray and Wilma Skelton Legacy Scholarship Fund
Southwest R-V Educational Endowment Fund

# Denotes that this is a Legacy Fund, established by bequest.

Legacy Society Members

Donald L. and Mary B. Cupps
Chad Johnson
Katherine Rose

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2015

Cassville United Methodist Church, food pantry, $1,000
Barry County Council on Aging, medical alert systems, $750
Cassville R-IV School District, head lice kits, $500
Cassville R-IV School District, Discovery Center program, $750
Cassville Senior Center, dishwasher, $500
Crowder College-Cassville, firefighter training, $250
Kornerstone, Inc., breast feeding supplies, $250