Category Archives: Stewardship Ozarks

  • Greater Ozarks Audubon Society Reaches Stewardship Ozarks Goal, Receives Match

    The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society has raised $10,000 and received a $10,000 matching grant from the CFO in the third phase of the Stewardship Ozarks Initiative.  Audubon Vice-President David Catlin (left) and President Myra Scroggs met with CFO President Gary Funk (right) recently to receive the $10,000 matching grant, which will become part of the […]

  • Hidden Waters Nature Park Fund Receives $5,000 Donation

    The Marshfield Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, recently announced the completion of a $5,000 dollar-for-dollar match to benefit the Marshfield community. Chip & Teresa McGeehan, owners of McDonald’s in Marshfield, made a $5,000 contribution to the Hidden Waters Nature Park Fund, an endowment fund providing long-term sustainable funding […]

  • Upper White River Basin Foundation completes water quality survey

    “How’s the water?”

    We take that question for granted in a place like the Ozarks, with so many twisting miles of rivers and shoreline. Rapid growth in the region – in no small part because of the abundant natural resources – has placed considerable pressure on those resources. Maintaining water quality is therefore an essential part of keeping the area economically and naturally viable.

    Dedicated to preserving the water quality in the Upper White River watershed, the Upper White River Basin Foundation has published its first “Status of the Watershed” report. Funded in part with a $38,800 grant in 2008 from the Louis and Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program, a partnership between Commerce Trust Company and CFO, this report helps answer the question above.

  • James River Basin Partnership successfully completes Stewardship Ozarks challenge

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is pleased to announce that the James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) has successfully reached its fund raising goal for CFO’s Stewardship Ozark Initiative. The organization raised more than $10,000 for its organizational endowment, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Stewardship Ozarks Initiative.

    “This is an important milestone for the sustainability of our organization and helps insure that we can continue to protect water quality in our region,” said Holly Neill, executive director, James River Basin Partnership.

  • Upper White River Basin Foundation achieves Stewardship Ozarks Initiative milestone

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is pleased to announce that the Upper White River Basin Foundation has successfully reached its fund raising goal for CFO’s Stewardship Ozark Initiative. Dr. John Moore, executive director of the Upper White River Basin Foundation, reported that his foundation had raised $100,000 for its organizational endowment and will receive a $100,000 matching grant from the Stewardship Ozarks Initiative. This success is particularly significant as the Upper White River Basin Foundation was a sponsor of the Stewardship Ozarks Initiative program.