Stockton Community Foundation

“Small Town, Big Community”

Stockton

  • Stockton CF NEW

    Contact Information:
    P.O. Box 105
    Stockton, MO 65785

    Phone: 417-276-4211

    Established May 2, 2002

    Board of Governors:
    Marilyn Ellis, President
    Kathie Rieder, Vice President
    Larry Shellhorn, Treasurer
    Alisa Bough
    Rod Hendricks
    William Jenkins
    Peter Lee
    Marvin Manring

    For additional information, please contact Marilyn Ellis, President, at 417-276-4211

    Total Assets (as of 12/31/2016): $989,615

     

    Stockton CF Community Grantmaking Program

    Applications for the fall Stockton Community Foundation grant cycle will be accepted beginning March 15.

    Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. May 1, and the grant committee will review them no later than May 15.

    Applications must be through a 501(c)3. Collaboration is encouraged. For previous grant recipients, see list on this page.

    For more information, call Alisa Bough at 417-276-9949 or Marilyn Ellis at 276-4211.

    Apply for a Stockton Community Foundation Grant online by clicking here. (View/print PDF)

    Before applying, please read our grantmaking timeline and procedures. Click here

    Grant recipients must complete a grant progress report within 12 months of receiving the grant. Click here

    Stockton Community Foundation Honor and Memorial Tribute Program

    Memorial Tribute

    A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE to the Stockton Community Foundation is tied to the future through funds that give back to your community. Tributes generally range from $15 to $1000.

    Honor Tribute

    With an HONOR TRIBUTE, your loved one or friend will be part of a continuing gift to their community. The Honor Tribute is a donation to the Stockton Community Foundation for future giving back to your community.

     

    News and Updates

    Triathlon3Third-annual Stockton Tri a big success

    140 athletes from eight states and France competed in the third annual Stockton Lake Wildlife Challenge triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 7. Participants competed in two divisions — the “Olympic” division competed on a longer course — either as individuals or part of a team.

    Triathlon2The annual event is a fundraiser for the Stockton Community Foundation, which organizes the triathlon.

    You can find hundreds of photos from the Stockton Lake Tri on the event’s Facebook page

    Triathlon1You can read coverage of the event in the Cedar County Republican here

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SAMAGrant6-6-16SAMA receives grant

    Michael Tunnel, left, accepts a $500 check from Stockton Community Foundation president Marilyn Ellis for the SAMA back to school program. (Photo by Robert Jackson)

     

    Osage Nation trail art design winners announced

    Pic 2Mary Norell announces the finalist art designers from Melody Grayson’s American history class. The students studied the Stockton area Osage tribe and came up with designs to be submitted to the Osage Nation with the hopes of them approving a design to be placed on one of the Nature Education Art Trails. Finalists, from left, are Kate Brown (not pictured), Gunner Bothman, artist, and researchers Kaytlyn Millard and Ali Burns; and Charlotte Hamilton.

     

    STEP 5-11-16 one webStockton High School STEP students award grants

    STEP 5-11-16 two webLed by Stockton Teen Empowerment Program President Gabby Johnson, Stockton High School’s STEP club raised money throughout the school year for projects and the Stockton community. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, STEP used some of the money it raised for grants to two teachers. Pictured with the school’s STEP students are the teachers, Michelle Wheeler, pictured above, and Courtney Cross, below. Wheeler, a reading teacher, received $203.50. Cross, a middle school art instructor, received $223.83.

     

    New SCF board member gets quick start

    Bough, Alisa mugAlisa Bough isn’t new to community service, but she is new to the Stockton Community Foundation board. Just a month into her board term, Bough said she’s learning the ropes and plans to stay involved as long as she can fulfill the organization’s needs.

    Previously, Bough served as the director of nursing at Stockton Nursing Home (now Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility) for nearly 19 years. Now, she works part-time as a registered nurse and maintains involvement in other community service and organization projects, like the Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance and Stockton’s benefit walk for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

    But, if you ask about her community service experience, she won’t linger on the subject.

    “I don’t like to toot my own horn,” she said.

    If she won’t, others will.

    Stockton R-I superintendent Shannon Snow previously occupied the board spot Bough just took, and has no doubts about her capabilities in the position.

    “I have worked with Alisa on other projects and committees in the past,” Snow said. “She will do an excellent job for the Stockton Community Foundation. She is very talented, and cares for the Stockton community.”

    Still, Bough said she prefers to work for the community without advertising it. The word must have gotten out, though, because the foundation reached out to her and asked her to join the board.

    “I was very honored to be asked,” she said. “I did appreciate  they thought of me.”

    The Stockton Community Foundation, which maintains funds and offers grants to organizations benefiting Stockton, is a non-profit community development foundation and part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

    “I think they’ve done well,” Bough said, “and I don’t think the community knows how well they have done.”

    She said this probably is because the foundation often works behind the scenes, without drawing a lot of publicity. Although the foundation’s work may be little-known, Bough said it’s vital.

    “Without an organization like this, there’s not a way for people to feel really safe about financial funding,” she said. “It’s a way to be assured of where your funds are going.”

    Bough said the foundation lends credibility to funding, and aims for each partner organization to succeed.

    Although Snow has left the foundation board, she said she will remain involved through scholarship programs and other programs benefiting Stockton R-I students.

     

     

    STEP: Teens Think Globally and Act Locally

    STEP Leaders 12-21-15Submitted by Kristy Bateman
    Stockton Teen Empowerment Program is a nonprofit organization led by teacher leaders Rob Cantwell and Melody Grayson; and student leaders, Amanda Pitts, Gabby Johnson, Sophia Antonopoulos, Kayla Smith, Kristy Bateman and Naidene Barlow. STEP raises money to create grants to give back to our community.

    We already have accomplished many things this year. We’ve given to Stockton’s Food Pantry by working with Stockton High School’s student council as they trick-or-treated for canned goods. We had a face painting booth at the 2015 Black Walnut Festival to raise grant money for Matt’s (Chism) fund, decorated Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility, went Christmas caroling and took part in trail clean up around Stockton Lake.

    Last year STEP gave a grant to the publications class in Stockton Middle School. Lori Long was able to purchase more camera supplies to help make memories remembered in their yearbook. A grant was given to Michelle Wheeler, who used the money to improve the elementary reading program. There has been great growth in the young students’ reading skills.

    Caroling 12-21-15If you would like to help your community by purchasing a non-sweatshop made $15 T-shirt or would like to apply for a grant, email the leaders of STEP at stocktonstep@gmail.com, or call Stockton High School at 276-5143 and ask for Rob Cantwell.

    Pictured: Stockton Teen Empowerment Program students sing Christmas carols on the square Wednesday, Dec. 9. Photos by Marilyn Ellis.

     

  • Funds and Grantmaking

    Existing Funds:

    Cedar County Historical Society Endowment Fund
    Courtney Lee Gant Anti-Bullying Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Hammons Products Company Benevolence Fund
    Hammons Products Company Fund
    Impact 100 Stockton Lake Fund
    Larry L. Jones Scholarship Fund
    Korth Senior Center Endowment Fund
    Korth Center Senior Meals Fund
    Paul & Brenda Long Family Fund
    NEAT Fund (Nature Educational Art Trails)
    Rieder Family Fund
    Aubree V. Schmid Memorial Fund
    SAMA Food Pantry Fund
    SCF Board Fund
    SCF Triathlon Endowment Fund
    SCF Triathlon Fund
    Skaggs/Exxon Mobil Administrative Endowment Fund
    Stockton Area Arts Council Fund
    Stockton Christmas Baskets Fund
    Stockton Community Foundation Grantmaking Fund
    Stockton Community Leadership Development Fund
    Stockton Lake Conservation Fund
    Stockton Lions Community Fund
    Stockton Nursing Home Fund
    Stockton Rebuilding Fund
    Stockton Revolving Loan Fund
    Stockton Senior Center Capacity Building Fund *
    Stockton United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
    Stockton Teen Empowerment Program Grant Fund
    Stockton Teen Empowerment Program Endowment Fund
    Stockton Public Schools Foundation
    >Stockton Public Schools Foundation Abbott Scholarship Fund
    >Stockton Public Schools Foundation General Scholarship Fund
    >Stockton Public Schools Foundation Korth Scholarship Fund
    >Stockton Public Schools Foundation Miller Scholarship Fund
    >Stockton Public Schools Foundation Special Projects Fund
    >Ted and Cleva Sell Memorial Fund
    Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition Fund
    Tiger Tasters Fund
    Violet Chapter 480 OES Fund
    Joe & Sue Webb Scholarship Fund
    * A subfund of Care Connection for Aging Services

    Legacy Society

    Marilyn & Donnie Ellis
    Gary & Jana Funk
    Peter Lee
    Brian & Kim Hammons
    Kathie & Larry Rieder

    Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2016

    Stockton R-I Public Schools, trails-related programming, $660
    STEP Grant: Stockton R-I Public Schools, Title 1 reading progam, $204
    STEP Grant: Stockton R-I Public Schools, art program, $224
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance, thrift store, $500
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance, backpack program, $500
    NEAT Fund (Nature Educational Art Trails), education programming, $3,500

    Community Grants, 2013

    Leonard Burton, left, and Larry Pursley accept a check Sunday, March 30, from Stockton Community Foundation’s spring grant cycle. The money will be used to replace a food processing cover and repair some sprinkler issues.

    Leonard Burton, left, and Larry Pursley accept a check Sunday, March 30, from Stockton Community Foundation’s spring grant cycle. The money will be used to replace a food processing cover and repair some sprinkler issues.

    Spring

    Stockton Special Education Classroom, $600
    Accelerated Reader Program, $750
    Title I Reading Program, $300
    Parents As Teachers, $450
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance, $300

    Fall

    Fiscal Year 2015

    Stockton R-I Public Schools, community pocket park, $2,000
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance, food pantry, $600
    Ozark Trails Council, BSA, education program, $500
    STEP Grant: Stockton R-I Public Schools, $800
    Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition project, $1,300
    Stockton R-I Public Schools, $1,250
    Friends of the RB Project, horsemanship arena, $3,450
    NEAT sculpture trail costs, $7,000

    Fiscal Year 2014

    Stockton United Methodist Church, $1,070
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance, $700
    Stockton R-I Public Schools, $1,600
    Korth Senior Center, $280
    Stockton Project HOPE, $1,000
    Korth Senior Center, meals, $608
    Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition Fund, $800
    Tiger Tasters Fund, $2,000

    Fiscal Year 2013

    Tiger Tasters Backpack Program, $1,070
    Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance
    Upward Bound Scholarship Program, $500
    Stockton Elementary School Student Gardening Project, $850
    Korth Senior Center Equipment Purchase, $280
    SAMA Christmas Basket Program, $200
    Stockton Area Project Hope, $1,000
    Stockton R-1 Music Department, $250