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  • Agency Partners eligible to enter 45-Second Video Grant Challenge!

    To help celebrate our 45th anniversary this year, we are excited to announce our 45-Second Video Grant Challenge. Agency partners of the CFO are invited to submit 45-second videos explaining a problem your agency wants to address; how $4,500 would help solve the issue; and how this project advances the CFO’s mission of connecting passion […]

  • Dr. David and Linda Brown named 2017 Humanitarians

    Dr. David and Linda Brown have been named the 2017 Humanitarian Award recipients for their work with The Gathering Tree and for developing the Eden Village housing concept, two efforts intended to support the homeless population. They will be honored at a luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield. Tickets […]

  • 2017-18 Coover Regional Grant Program now open for application

    The Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program is the CFO’s largest annual grant round, in terms of dollars. As of Nov. 13, it is open for application for the 2017-18 fiscal year. This program is a partnership between Community Foundation of the Ozarks and The Commerce Trust Company. Eligible organizations […]

  • A note on Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery

    The pictures from Houston and south Texas have been very hard to watch over the past few days.  The prediction of up to fifty inches of rain before Harvey moves on is simply hard to fathom.  Despite the tragedy of the historic storm, we have seen heroic actions of public servants and private citizens saving […]

  • The Northwest Project reports on first year of grant

    The first year of The Northwest Project indicates the initial participants achieved significant progress toward economic self-sufficiency and increased income, along with improvements in health and wellness, housing stability and life skills. In addition, NWP resources have provided benefit to the wider Grant Beach neighborhood and created a culture of volunteer and in-kind support that […]

  • CFO position posted for East Region

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is accepting applications for an Associate of Regional Advancement to manage advancement activities in the eastern Missouri region centered in Cape Girardeau. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop strong relationships with affiliate foundations, nonprofit agency partners, and donors; understanding of philanthropy in rural communities; willingness and […]

  • Classroom Innovation grant deadline extended

    Today’s deadline for the Springfield-Greene County Classroom Innovation grant applications has been extended for one week to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. K-12 teachers at Greene County public or private schools are eligible to apply for these grants to fund innovative classroom projects. The applications may request up to $2,500 for projects that foster […]

  • Competitive grant cycles open for 2016-17

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2016-17 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes one new cycle. The Metropolitan Springfield “Play, Learn, Grow” Early Childhood Program will make a total of $20,000 available (up to $5,000 per recipient) to […]

  • CFO awards grant for The Northwest Project

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has awarded a five-year grant for up to $1.3 million to address poverty in northwest Springfield to a partnership led by Missouri State University, the Drew Lewis Foundation and Drury University. The partnership was selected by a volunteer grant committee through a competitive process that began last fall. Major […]

  • Funders tour The Fairbanks, learn about northwest Springfield

    Members of the CFO’s Funders Forum toured The Fairbanks this week to get a first-hand look at the progress being made to renovate the 110-year-old school building into a neighborhood center for the Grant Beach area in northwest Springfield. Amy Blansit, who purchased the building and is the visionary behind its development, took about 30 […]