Carthage Community Foundation

CCF Fall 2016 Grant Recipients & Board


Contact Information:
Heather Goff Collier, Coordinator
221 W. 4th St., Suite 1A
Carthage, MO 64836
(417) 359-5534

Established May 24, 1999


CCF Board Fall 2017Board of Directors:
Chuck Bryant, President
Lee Elliff Pound, VP
Patrick Scott, Secretary/Treasurer
Frank Dunaway
Mark Elliff
Andrew Jordan
Danny Lambeth
Mariann Morgan
Eric Putnam
Miriam Putnam
Stan Schmidt
Jeff Williams
Bill Putnam, Jr., Advisory Board Member

Total Assets (as of 9/30/17): $8,625,611


About Carthage Community Foundation

The mission of Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) is to establish permanent endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by investing in the Carthage community. CCF is governed by a Board of Directors, chosen for their knowledge of the area. Investments are guided by an Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, following a prudent investment policy for long-term endowments. Individuals or organizations looking to give back to the Carthage community now or as a legacy for years to come, may wish to open endowment funds with CCF. CCF currently oversees 70 funds established to improve quality of life in Carthage and Jasper County, and annually grants more than $65,000 to support community organizations and local residents. CCF also proudly supports our agency partners, nonprofit organizations providing many important services for the Carthage area. Donations to our agency partners’ endowment funds help strengthen these organizations for years to come (click the Donate to the Carthage Community Foundation button above).


Spring & Fall Community Grant Opportunities

Area 501(c)3 organizations or other IRS approved entities serving the Carthage area, may make application online to Carthage Community Foundation during its Spring & Fall Community Grant Rounds.

The application period for fall 2017 grants has now closed.

Click here to read Carthage Community Foundation grant application policies.


Lafayette House Fall 2017 GrantFall 2017 Community Grants

Community Clinic of Joplin: $2,500 for prescription drug assistance for Carthage residents
Lafayette House: $2,500 for kitchen upgrades for transitional house
Feeding, Inc.: $2,500 for a heating and cooling system
Carthage Crisis Center: $2,500 for facility upgrades
Carthage Technical Center: $2,500 for ACT Work Keys Testing for career readiness
Fair Acres Family YMCA: $2,500 for 2nd grade water safety program
Carthage Literacy Council: $2,500 for three new Free Little Libraries
Bright Futures Carthage: $2,500 for weekend snack packs
Vision Carthage: $2,500 for additional Grant Street restoration
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre: $2,500 for summer theater camp for 3rd through 8th graders
Carthage Historic Preservation: $2,500 for restoration project at Phelps House for bridal suite
Carthage Council on the Arts: $2,500 for Arts Music programs at St. Luke’s, OakPointe & Rehab
Joplin Regional Medical Alliance: $5,000 for year three of a five-year pledge

Feeding Inc Fall 2017 Grant
Spring 2017 Community Grants

Feeding, Inc. – $2,500 for a reach-in cooler
Carthage Crisis Center – $2,500 for security & kitchen upgrades
Community Clinic – $2,500 for prescriptions for Carthage residents
Carthage Aquatic Team – $2,500 for pre-swim program & tent repairs
Children’s Haven of SWMO – $2,500 for crisis care for Carthage children
Bright Futures Carthage – $2,500 for weekend snack packs for children
Kellogg Lake Nature Center – $2,500 for excavation work for new picnic area
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre – $2,500 for stage lights & sound replacements
artCentral – $2,500 for art camp scholarships & programming
Innovative Industries – $1,250 for cab vouchers for clients to get to supported employment
Salvation Army of Carthage – $1,250 to support weekly Youth Alive program
Carthage Historic Preservation – $1,250 for restoration project at The Phelps House
Joplin Habitat for Humanity/Hearts & Hammers/Vision Carthage – $1,250 for Carthage neighborhood revitalization project
Give Carthage Day Prizes – $1,000 for Carthage Library Development Foundation ($600), Carthage Area United Way ($300) & artCentral ($100)

Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts 2017 Grants

ProMusica – $4,000 to help fund a 2018 concert with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio & community outreach
Heartland Concert Band – $2,000 to support the purchase of sheet music & instruments
Powers Museum – $1,000 to support the restoration of a 1905 piano for concerts at the museum
Carthage Council on the Arts – $600 to support classical music performances in Carthage




In May 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation helped 17 nonprofit agency partners raise more than $54,000 in 24 hours as part of Give Carthage, a part of the CFO's region-wide Give Ozarks Day.

In May 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation helped 17 nonprofit agency partners raise more than $54,000 in 24 hours as part of Give Carthage, a part of the CFO’s region-wide Give Ozarks Day.

Funds and Legacy Society

Existing Funds:

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Organization Fund
artCentral Capacity Fund
Art Feeds Carthage Endowment Fund
Beimdiek Challenge Grant Fund
Bright Futures Carthage Fund
George and Geraldine Beimdiek Memorial Fund
Steve and Mary Jean Beimdiek Family and Community Fund
Richard D. Campbell Family Fund
Carthage Arts Council Fund
City of Carthage Beautification Fund
Carthage Area United Way Legacy Fund
The Carthage Crosslines Fund
Carthage Historic Preservation Society Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Library Development Foundation Endowment Fund
Carthage Literacy Council Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
Carthage Council on the Arts Capacity Fund
Carthage Public Library Capacity Fund
Carthage Rotary Scholarship
Carthage Rotary Club Charitable Fund
The Carthage Fund
Carthage Youth Empowerment Project Fund
Carthage Crisis Center, Inc. Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Endowment Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Operations Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Repair and Replacement Fund
Carthage Crisis Center, Inc. Repair and Replacement Fund
CCC Short Term Operational Fund
Carthage CF Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Humane Society, Incorporated Fund
Colossians 3:17 Fund
The W. Robert Corley Fund
Carthage Public Library Fund
Curtis Rex Carter Science Scholarship Fund
Doris & Ken Johnson Memorial Fund
Earl & Marilyn Nicholas Charitable Fund
Episcopal Youth Group of Carthage Endowment Fund
Fair Acres Family YMCA, Inc. Fund
Freund Charitable Remainder Trust Fund
Gregg and Sheila Galbraith Donor Advised Fund
Guthrie Gilmore Fund
Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund
Hall of Carthage Heroes Fund
Heartland Concert Band Carthage Fund
Historic Phelps House Preservation Endowment Fund
The Henrietta Hedge Memorial Fund
Carthage Historic Preservation Fund
The Hough Fund
Glenn J. and Mary K. James Designated Fund
Quigley Jasper County Christian Athlete Scholarship Fund
Jasper County Courthouse Capacity Building Fund
Jasper County 1895 Courthouse Preservation Fund
Danny and Mary Pat Lambeth Family Fund
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Donor Advised Fund
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Benevolence Fund
L & P Partners Helping Partners Fund
Kenneth and Addean Mac Arthur Trust Fund
Richard T. Mansfield Memorial Fund, a capacity building fund for Grace Episcopal Church
Marsh Family Foundation Fund
McCune-Brooks Health Care Foundation Fund
Missouri Botanical Garden Fund
Dorthadean Moorman Memorial Fund
Jean S. Morrow and Samuel R. Morrow Jr. Memorial Fund
MSIPC Capacity Building Fund
Earl & Marilyn Nicholas Endowment Fund
The John O. Phelps and Carolyn B. Phelps Charitable Fund
Marlin and Jean Pinnell Annual Scholarship Fund
Powers Museum Fund
River Street Food Pantry Fund
ROHI Carthage Fund
Danny and Sarah Ross Family and Community Fund
J. Ross and Maryetta E. White Memorial Fund
Dr. W. Russell Smith Family Foundation Fund
St. Luke’s Nursing Center Capacity Building Fund
St. Luke’s Nursing Center Endowment Fund
Patrick and Julia Scott Family and Community Fund
Thelma M. Stanley Scholarship Fund
The Thelma Stanley Jayhawk Scholarship Fund
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre Capacity Building Fund
Stone’s Throw Theater Henry Heckert Memorial Endowment Fund
Southwest Baptist University Endowment Fund
SWMO Coalition Against Human Trafficking Fund
The Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts created by the Missouri Southern International Piano Comp.
Mark and Stephanie Williams Family and Community Fund
Woestman Family Fund – Sam
Woestman Family Fund – Kelly

Legacy Society Members

Kevin & Sandi Checkett
Heather &Darren Collier
Robert & Rebecca Copeland
Frank S. Dunaway, III
Virginia Esterly*
Ed & Tonya Freund Trust
Kenneth Johnson
Don & Gloria LaFerla
Daniel & Mary Pat Lambeth
Samuel R. Morrow, Jr.*
Marilyn R. Nicholas*
Mr. & Mrs. William C. Putnam Jr.
Ruth I. Rubison
Patrick Scott
Dr.* & Mrs.* W. Russell Smith
Jane C. Trogdon
Jeffrey A. Williams


In April 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation was named one of CFO's Affiliates of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.

In April 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation was named one of CFO’s Affiliates of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.

Additional Resources

The K.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.


TheThe K.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee was established in 1959 to support “scientific, education, literary and charitable purposes; including the encouragement of art and the prevention of cruelty to animals.” On occasion, requests for capital support of public parks and playgrounds, as well as requests for outdoor recreation programs, will be considered.

The Trust only supports charitable organizations operating in or near the city of Carthage, Missouri that work to promote the “well being of mankind and the general welfare of the community.”

The application deadlines for the Steadley Memorial Trust are March 15 and November 15. Click below to go to the grant application at the Bank of America Search for Grants website. Just select the “Steadley” option from the first drop-down menu.