Carthage, Forsyth Benefit from Community Grants in June

It’s been a busy few months among the CFO’s 44 affiliate community foundations. Spring grantmaking rounds are usually the region’s biggest, and June was a busy month for presentations of awards.

The Carthage Community Foundation gave out more than $26,500 to more than a dozen organizations, including the City of Carthage, Fair Acres Family YMCA, Community Clinic of Joplin, Missouri Southern State University, the Carthage R-9 School District and many more. The checks were awarded on Tuesday, June 11 during the Carthage Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon.

In Forsyth, the community benefited from the Forsyth Community Grantmaking Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Taney County. The FCGF is a prime example of how a foundation can create component grantmaking funds to benefit specific towns, while still meeting a countywide or regional need. The grants totaled $3,500 and beneficiaries were My Sister’s Closet and Food Pantry, Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks, the Forsyth Library, Christian Action Ministries and the Women’s Crisis Center.

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