CFO awards $20,000 in inaugural Early Childhood grant round

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $20,000 in Play, Learn, Grow Early Childhood grants to four early-childhood providers on Friday, Dec. 16. These grants are intended to help purchase imaginative play equipment for Pre-K programs that serve low-income families.

The grant recipients, receiving $5,000 each, were:

  • Life 360 Early Childhood Center at The Fairbanks
  • Lighthouse Child & Family Development Center at Turning Point Church
  • Developmental Center of the Ozarks Early Childhood Center
  • Shady Dell Early Childhood Center (Springfield Public Schools)

For more photos, see our Facebook post.

The grant committee was comprised of Morey Mechlin (Chair), Mike Brothers, Tiffany Brunner, Shara Cash and Crystal Quade.

This grant cycle is made possible by donors who make discretionary or field-of-interest gifts to the CFO.

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