Barton County Community Foundation

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Contact Information:

206 W. 10th St.
Lamar, MO 64759

Established: Sept. 10, 2015

Board of Governors:

Nancy Curless, President
Jen Ogden, Secretary
Tom Shields, Treasurer
Bruce Belline
Matt Davidson
Cindy McFadden
Jane Moyer
George Nichols
Judy Rice


Music and barbecue were on the menu at the first Barton County Community Foundation donor appreciation barbecue in 2016.

For more information contact Nancy Curless, President, at




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Total Assets (as of 12/31/17): $101,945




News and Updates

Aff second place - Barton County

CFO honors Nancy Curless, BCCF at annual Affiliate Conference

Nancy Curless, president of the Barton County Community Foundation, received a Board Member Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Curless was one of five board leaders within the CFO’s 49-member affiliate network honored at the annual affiliate conference on April 19 in Springfield.

In addition, the BCCF received 2nd-place honors for Affiliate of the Year in its group. It was one of eight of the 49 affiliate foundations to receive first- or second-place honors. The award comes with $500 for the BCCF’s unrestricted grantmaking fund.

The winners were selected based on their efforts to present philanthropic programming and provide leadership in their communities; develop new funds; recruit and retain strong board members; and offer community grantmaking opportunities.

Nancy Curless Board member of Excellence“Under Nancy’s leadership, the Barton County Community Foundation has made great progress in the short time since it joined our affiliate network,” CFO President Brian Fogle said. “We have been very impressed with BCCF’s activities and commitment in promoting philanthropy in the community.”







Community Grantmaking

2018 Community Grants are now open for application. Paperwork is due by Feb. 2, with awards handed out the “Casino for a Cause” fundraising gala on Feb. 24.

Click here to download an application

2017 Community Grants

Barton County 4-H, Veteran’s library project $750
Golden Harvest Days $750
Matching grant for Give Ozarks, AOK $500
Matching grant for Give Ozarks, Golden Harvest Days $400
Coover Grant Recipient Good Samaritan $20,000
Coover Grant Recipient Golden Harvest Days $11,250


2016 Community Grants
University of Missouri Extension – Barton County, 4H project, $500


Existing Funds

About Our Kids Fund
Barton County Community Fund
Barton County Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund
Barton County Good Samaritan Fund
Golden Harvest Days Fund
Bob Johnson Scholarship Fund