2018 Endowment Challenge and Cause Momentum Cohort Grants

The CFO is proud to present two new grantmaking programs for 2017-18, open to Springfield and regional agency partners, which this year will take the place of Give Ozarks while continuing our priorities of endowment building and online crowdfunding and marketing.

Both applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

 

2018 Endowment Match Challenge

A total of $50,000 is available in the CFO Endowment Challenge Matching Grant Program, with up to $5,000 in 2:1 matching dollars for proposal consideration. Agencies who are selected to participate in the program will be awarded a $5,000 matching grant upon raising $10,000 within the month of February 2018. Ten agencies will be selected for this program.

Eligible applicant agencies may be from anywhere in the CFO service area including Springfield and Greene County as well as all rural areas. CFO’s rural service area includes the areas within Missouri, south of the Missouri River, outside of St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas. For more information on CFO’s service area, please visit our website.

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Cause Momentum Cohort

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks will select 20 agencies to participate in an educational cohort which will participate in a 30 day online crowdfunding campaign to raise money for their agency on Cause Momentum (www.causemomentum.org).

Eligible applicant agencies may be from anywhere in the CFO service area including Springfield and Greene County as well as all rural areas. CFO’s rural service area includes the areas within Missouri, south of the Missouri River, outside of St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas. For more information on CFO’s service area, please visit our website.

All agencies participating in this cohort will create Cause Momentum projects, which will be live April 1 – 30, 2018. Agencies which participate will receive $500 toward social media and marketing costs associated with this fundraising effort. Grants will be provided at the last training, in advance of the April project start dates. Training and promotional expertise will be coordinated in conjunction with Mostly Serious, a local digital firm and the architects of the Cause Momentum website. Additional details to be provided.

Agencies which are selected will send at least one participant to two training sessions on February 1 and March 1, 2018. These training sessions are required for participation in the program and for receiving the $500 marketing grant.

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