Dent County Community Foundation



DentContact Information:
504 N. Washington St.
Salem, MO 65560

Established December 22, 1999

Board of Governors:
Dr. Bernie Sirois, President
Marsha Odom, Vice President
Ray Walden, Treasurer
Molly Zettel, Secretary
Genie Zakrzewski

For additional information, please contact Dr. Bernie Sirois, President, at (573) 247-6793.

Total Assets (as of 12/31/2016):  $1,955,950


Dent County Community Foundation now seeking Foundatino Coordinator

Dent County Community Foundation is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) individual to coordinate advancement and administrative activities. This individual should have strong verbal communication skills, a demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively, strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational and time management skills. A willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends as necessary. Demonstrated understanding of philanthropy related to non-profit organizations. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel).

Business experience and college preferred.

Send resume to: Dent County Community Foundation, 504 N. Washington Street, Salem, MO 65560.  


Community Grantmaking Program

The Dent County Community Foundation is current taking applications for its 2015 community grantmaking cycle.

Download and print an application:
PDF Format
Microsoft Word Format



Funds and Grantmaking

Previously Established Funds
Bonebrake Center of Nature and History Endowment Fund
Bonebrake Center Fund
Class of 2016 Adam Miller/Sarah Batstone Memorial Scholarship Fund
J.L. Coffman Animal Shelter Fund
# Craig Family Donor Advised Fund
The F. Joe Crosswhite Math and Science Award Fund
Dent County Community Foundation Fund
Dent County Museum Capacity Building Fund
Dent County Museum Endowment Fund
Dorman L. Steelman Scholarship Fund
Eagle “I Dare You” Award – Leadership Fund
GRO Salem Fund
Luke 10:37 Fund
Masters Peace Clinic of Hope Endowment Fund
Masters Peace Clinic of Hope Fund
Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center Endowment Fund
Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center Fund
Salem Arts Council Fund
Salem/Dent County Fireworks Fund
Salem Police Canine Fund
Salem Public Schools Alumni Association Fund
Salem Public Schools Foundation Fund
Salem Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
Salem Public Schools Grantmaking Fund
Salem R80 Choir Fund
Salem Schools Parent Teacher Organizational Fund
Salem Schools Project Graduation Fund
Salem School Twelfth Tiger Fund
Salem Schools Volleyball Fund
Shepards Nook Lifeway Center Hunger Challenge Fund
South Central Missouri Polled Hereford Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
Whitmire Family Fund

Community Grants for  Fiscal Year 2015

University of Missouri Extension-Dent County, YEP program, $1,000
Salem R80 Choir Fund, $2,000
Missouri College Advising Corps, educational program, $3,000
Masters Peace Clinic of Hope, $3,000