CFO Grantmaking Programs 2013-14

2013-14 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 2014-15 fiscal year will be announced in July 2014. We invite you to look at all opportunities; please contact Randy Russell at rrussell@cfozarks 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:  Performance Achievement at 5 p.m., May 2, 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: Passed

Agency Partner Endowment Building and Technical/Consultation Grants

Endowment building and technical/consultation grants for Agency Partners of the CFO

Deadline: Passed

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: Passed

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: Passed

Senior Issues Grants

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

Deadline: Passed

Field of Interest Funds

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

Deadlines: Ongoing

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