Category Archives: Grants

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    CFO opens 2015-16 grantmaking program

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2015-16 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes two new cycles. The Collective Impact grants will award up to $30,000 for proposals that offer collaborative approaches to red-flag issues identified in the Community […]

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    Truman Lake Community Foundation makes spring grants

    We always love sharing news and photos of our affiliate foundations’ community grant rounds. Recently the Truman Lake Community Foundation, serving Henry County and based in Clinton, funded five outstanding community projects with its 2015 Spring grant awards.  Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has awarded 194 grants totaling nearly $276,000. Henry Elementary Title Reading Program […]

  • CFSWMO makes Joplin Recovery Fund grant

    The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri presented a $50,000 grant today to Hearts and Hammers, a Joplin nonprofit group founded in 2003 that is dedicated to repairing and rehabilitating homes for people who are physically or financially unable to do the work themselves. This grant from the CFSWMO’s Joplin Recovery Fund will be designated to […]

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    2015 Coover Regional grants presented at Commerce Trust

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, today awarded grants totaling $200,000  to 17 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. The 2015 Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program presentation, which took place at The Commerce Trust Company’s Springfield office, included comments from […]

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    CFO awards Springfield-Greene County Classroom Innovation grants

    Three Springfield public schools and the school district were awarded classroom innovation grants totaling $8,393.80 as part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Metro Springfield Grantmaking Program. These grants are intended to support programming and teaching methods that foster an environment of innovation and creativity for students. The programs should reflect the changes taking […]

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    CFO awards $50,000 in Early Childhood grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $50,000 to support early childhood services at six area nonprofit agencies. These grants, intended to support pre-school and elementary children, are funded by generous donors who help make possible the CFO’s 2014-15 Metro Springfield Grantmaking Program. The successful projects, selected from nearly $120,000 in proposals, focus on programs […]

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    Classroom Innovation Grant applications due Friday

    A reminder to Springfield and Greene County educators (public and private): Applications for our Springfield-Greene County Classroom Innovation Grant round are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 5. These grants are available for Springfield, Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Logan-Rogersville, Pleasant Hope, Republic, Strafford and Willard school districts, plus all Springfield and Greene County private schools. Classroom Innovation Grants […]

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    CFO announces $100,000 in Community Response Challenge grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks will offer $100,000 in matching grants to 18 Springfield-area nonprofit agencies if they can raise equivalent funds by Feb. 2, 2015. The 18 agencies were selected for the potential impact of the grants to address “red-flag” issues identified in the 2013 Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County. This grant […]

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    CFO Awards $50,000 in Community Innovation grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $50,000 to six projects for the 2014-15 Metro Springfield Community Innovation Grant awards. The successful projects, selected from 10 proposals totaling about $98,000, demonstrate innovation and collaboration to improve Springfield-Greene County. A panel of CFO volunteers reviewed the applications and heard presentations from the finalists before making these […]

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    Two grant application deadlines this Friday, Nov. 7

    A reminder to school partners, YEP chapters and Springfield-Greene County nonprofits that two grant rounds have deadlines at 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 7. First, applications for 2014 YEP Student Conservation Grants are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 (that’s a week from this posting). Up to $10,000  is available for student-led conservation […]