Joplin Regional Community Foundation


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Contact Information:
P.O. Box 8960
Springfield, MO 65801

Established 2006

Board of Directors:
Mike Gray, President
Jeremy Brown, Vice President
Dan Stanley, Secretary
Chuck Brown
Nicole Brown
Jane Cage
Gary Duncan
Nancy Good
Jarrod Hogan
Stephanie Howard
Susan Satterlee

For more information, contact Alice Wingo, Vice President of Regional Advancement, at (417) 864-6199; or e-mail

Total Assets (as of as of 3/31/17): $5,062,078

Joplin Regional Community Foundation now seeking Foundation Coordinator

Joplin Regional 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. Other requirements include a willingness to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends as necessary, and a demonstrated understanding of philanthropy related to non-profit organizations. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel). Business experience and college preferred.

Download full Job Description here

Download Application here, and return (with resume) to: Joplin Regional Community Foundation,  PO Box 1824, Joplin, MO 64801.  



Funds and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:

Able Mfg Employee Benevolence Fund
Art Feeds Endowment Fund
Art Feeds Fund
Arts Building Community Fund
Be a Blessing Memorial Fund
Jerry and Sharon Berkstresser Fund
Lance and Sharon Beshore Fund
Sharon & Lance Beshore Connect2Culture Fund
Sharon & Lance Beshore Spiva Center for the Arts Fund
Blake Hierholzer Family Fund
Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Fund
Leland Browne Life Insurance Fund
Kelly Jo Brookshire One Love Fund
Browne Family Foundation
Cable One Joplin Tornado Relief Fund
City of Carl Junction Capacity Building Fund
Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fund
Carl Junction Educational Foundation Endowment Fund
Carl Junction Educational Foundation Fund
Carl Junction Police Department/Shop with a Cop Fund
Carl Junction High School Youth Empowerment Fund
Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri Fund
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri Fund
College Heights Christian School Endowment Fund
Community Support Services of Missouri Fund
Community Support Services of Missouri Endowment Fund
City Pointe Beauty Academy Charitable Fund (HERO program)
Connect2Culture Capital Fund
Cheri Patrice Young Dawson Endowed Scholarship Fund
EaglePicher Employee Benevolence Fund
Empire District Employee Assistance Fund
Freedom of Flight Museum Development Fund
Friends of Joplin High School Fund
Girls Night Out Fund
M and V Gray Family Fund
Great Futures Endowment Fund
Humphreys Legacy Fund
Crosslines- Joplin Hunger Challenge Fund
Lamar Good Samaritan Hunger Challenge Fund
Crosslines- McDonald County Hunger Challenge Fund
Troy and Susan Hill Fund
Ike’s Family and Community Fund
Independent Living Center, Inc. Fund
Jackson Family Fund
Jasper County Public Administrator’s Guardian Fund
Jasper Products – Stremicks Heritage Foods Employee Benefit Fund
Project JOMO Fund
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity Fund
Joplin Family YMCA Fund
Joplin Humane Society Endowment Fund
Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance Fund
Realtors’ Benevolence Fund
The Joplin Fund
Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action Fund
Joplin NALA Endowment Fund
Rebuild Joplin Parks Fund
Joplin Recovery Fund
Joplin V-III School Foundation Fund
Joplin Schools Recovery Fund
Joplin South Middle School Youth Empowerment Fund
Joplin Tomorrow Fund
Joplin Tornado First Response Fund
Joplin Tree Relief Fun
Joplin Workshops, Inc. Fund
Kansas City Chiefs Joplin Recovery Fund
LaBarge, Inc. Benevolence Fund
Lafayette House Fund
LifeChoices Endowment Fund
Lovely Ladies Legacy Fund
LovinGrace Fund
McAuley High School Youth Empowerment Fund
Midcon Cables Company Employee Relief Fund
Morgan Family Scholarship Fund
The Morgan Fund
The Morgan Nala Fund
Mount Hope Historical Preservation Society Fund
Neale Family Fund
Newspapers in Education Scholarship Fund
Will Norton Memorial Scholarship Fund
P and T Foundation
Philippians 4:19 Fund
Rebuild Joplin Fund
Redings Mill Volunteer Fire Protection Endowment Fund
Relief Spark Joplin Fund
Brooke H. Russell Memorial Fund
Saint Paul United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
Steve & Susan Satterlee Fund for Joplin Schools Foundation Grants of Education Excellence
Southwest Missouri Arts Council Endowment Fund
Tri State Motor Transit Co. Employees Benevolence Fund
Victory Ministry and Sports Complex Fund
Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center Fund
Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center Capacity Fund

Legacy Society Members:

Michelle Ducre
Lisa Knutzen
Steve Lawver (Carl Junction Community Center)
Ann Leach
Marty & Lori Smith

Community Grant for Fiscal Year 2016

Benevolence funds, emergency assistance, $53,558
Joplin R-8 School District, tornado shelters, $4,500
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “Side by Side” project, $50,000
Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance Fund, medical school capital campaign, $500,000
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, new van, $20,000
Joplin R-8 School District, planning initiative, $18,300
Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance, $9,462
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Joplin Proud event, $15,000
Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri, paperless record-keeping system, $8,583
Lafayette House, housing project, $30,000
Joplin R-8 School District, early childhood program, $40,000
NAMI Joplin, equipment needs, $11,100
Joplin Area Fuller Center for Housing, $10,000
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, HELP Program, $10,000
Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area, building renovations, $15,000

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2015

Benevolence funds, emergency needs, $52,244
Joplin R-8 School District, Project Hope, $26,200
Rebuild Joplin, housing in tornado-affected area, $300,000
Independent Living Center, volunteer support, $4,500
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, housing needs, $441,000
Leffen Center for Autism, center relocation, $140,000
Connect2Culture, performing arts center, $20,300
United Way of Southwest Missouri, Circles Joplin program, $40,000
Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area, $40,000
Joplin Family YMCA, educational services for tornado-affected kids, $20,108
Connect2Culture, architectural plans, $48,000
Hearts and Hammers, Inc., home repairs, $50,000
Stained Glass Theatre Joplin, rebuild facility, $13,286