CFO Grantmaking Programs 2014-15

2014-15 CFO Grantmaking Programs

CFO supports community grant making programs throughout the Missouri Ozarks. These efforts include affiliate community foundations, Metropolitan Springfield, the Missouri Ozarks region, the Youth Empowerment Project program and various specialize fund and grant rounds. Grant programs and deadlines for the 2015-16 fiscal year will be announced in July 2015. We invite you to look at all opportunities; please contact Bridget Dierks at with any questions.


Metropolitan Springfield Grantmaking Program

Grant rounds for Springfield and Greene County, primarily to address Red Flags identified in the Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County.

Next Deadline:  Donor Survey grant applications due at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program

A partnership with The Commerce Trust Co. to fund collaborative projects addressing needs in the rural Ozarks. Eligible organizations with regional service areas primarily outside of metropolitan Springfield and Greene County are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015


Agency Partner Endowment Building and Technical/Consultation Grants

This grants will not be awarded this year. Instead, the funds will serve as a portion of a 2015 Giving Day endowment-match opportunity to be announced later this year.

Deadline: N/A


Agency Partner Donor Survey Grants

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is offering matching grants of up to $2,500 for nonprofit partners to conduct donor surveys through CCG Communication, based in Springfield. The surveys will provide information about donor preferences, awareness and perceptions about your agency. The cost of the survey will vary depending on the size of your donor base, with a maximum of $5,000. The agencies selected for this grant will be expected to provide 1:1 matching funds.

Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014


Affiliate Community Grantmaking

Grant rounds administered by the CFO’s 44 affiliate foundations across the Ozarks.

Deadlines: Ongoing


The Metropolitan Springfield Arts and Culture Grants

Grants dedicated to arts organizations, now administered by the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Deadline: TBD


The Charles L. and Dorothy Weaver Memorial Orthodontic Grant

Grants to help families with children’s orthodontic needs they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Senior Issues Grants

Partnership with Greene County Senior Services Board to help agencies with senior-specific projects.

Deadline: TBA


Field of Interest Funds

Various grant rounds dedicated to areas of interest to individual donors.

Deadlines: Ongoing


The Lindsay Austin Smith Community Crisis Fund

This fund is designed to support unmet emergency needs resulting from health/medical emergencies, inability to work due to medical personal or family emergency, needs resulting from natural disasters or fire.  The application, including instructions, can be downloaded below in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Proof of financial need is required. Please call Julie Leeth at (417) 864-6199 for specifics. Any contributions made to the Lindsay Austin Smith Community Crisis Fund are tax deductible. Download PDF - Download Word document


Youth Empowerment Project Grants

Grants administered by regional YEP chapters. See your school’s “chapter” page or sponsor for more information.

Deadlines: Ongoing



More than $1 million in annual college scholarships for students from across the Ozarks.

Deadlines: Ongoing


Ripley Butler Clay Fund for the Arts

Grants for artists from Ripley and Butler counties in Missouri, or Clay County in Arkansas.

Deadlines: Ongoing


Indigent Burial Fund

Grants to reimburse counties for the costs associated with indigent burial.

Deadlines: Ongoing


Historic Preservation Society of Springfield & Greene County Grant Program

Grants to support the Historic Preservation Society by assisting organizations and individuals in preserving historical and/or architecturally significant sites or structures.

Deadlines: Ongoing