Longtime Cape Girardeau executive manager Judy Cantoni will join the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to run its office in Cape Girardeau, which serves the eastern Missouri region. Cantoni joined the CFO staff in March as Associate of Regional Advancement – East Region. After spending two weeks at the CFO’s main office in Springfield, Cantoni […]
Moe Sandfort, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Senior Advisor for Philanthropy for the East Region based in Cape Girardeau, has announced his retirement effective Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. A longtime banker, Sandfort was hired in 2015 as the Springfield-based CFO’s first staff member serving the foundation’s east region. The CFO will maintain its east […]
The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation awarded $181,386 in grants this month from the Ste. Genevieve County Community Development Fund to support local government and nonprofit organizations serving the people of Ste. Genevieve County. When Holcim (US) Inc. began construction of a cement plant in Ste. Genevieve County, the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and the County government worked closely with the international company to develop a partnership that would carry a significant, positive impact on the quality of life for residents there. The result was the Community Development Fund that awards grants to community nonprofits and governmental agencies for programs and initiatives that address public safety and other essential community needs. More than $746,000 has been distributed through the fund since 2006.
In metropolitan areas, these types of projects can be taken for granted as a larger tax base allows public entities to upgrade and purchase new equipment with greater frequency. Many small communities don’t have that luxury. The Ste. Genevieve County Community Development Fund is a fine example of the impact community foundations can have by developing collaborative, creative solutions to the challenges facing communities.
Pictured: Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff Gary Stolzer stands next to a patrol car purchased with a 2008 grant from the Ste. Genevieve County Community Development Fund. The Sheriff’s Department received another grant to assist with the purchase of a patrol car this year.
The list of 2009 grants follows.
The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that they have met their goal of raising $25,000 for the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. This money will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Cooper Campaign. Gary Funk, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, presented a check representing the $25,000 […]