Previous Agency Partners Endowment Building Grant Recipients

2013-14 Endowment-Building and Technical Assistance Grants:

  • The Victim Center: $1,500 to create new marketing materials.
  • Help Give Hope: $1,500 for a tracking system software program.
  • Child Advocacy Center: $1,490 for endowment-building campaign materials.
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ozarks: $1,500 for marketing materials for its Match Makers campaign.
  • Carthage Public Library: $1,400 to replace the oldest computers in the children’s area.
  • Gigglebox Foundation: $1,454 for technology equipment.
  • Webster County Victim Assistance Program: $1,500 to update the office’s IT and technology needs.
  • Carthage Crisis Center: $1,500 for materials to create awareness of its recycling program.
  • Fair Grove Public Schools: $1,450 to create its “Give the Gift of Education” program.
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks: $1,500 to more fully develop its planned-giving program.
  • CASA of Southwest Missouri: $1,475 to replace out-of-date computers and software
  • District 3 Area Agency on Aging Care Connection for Aging Services: $1,500 to create a new agency database to more accurately track donors.
  • Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch: $1,375 to purchase a SMART board for the classrooms.
  • Lake Area Helping Hands: $1,500 to create a website to better market its thrift store and services.
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Springfield: $1,500 to implement a community-wide debt challenge program.
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks: $1,500 to create and prints its first annual report.
  • Sugarloaf Foundation: $1,250 to develop promotional materials to support its work.

2012-13 Endowment-Building grants

  • $500 to Arc of the Ozarks
  • $1,000 to Least of These Food Pantry, Christian County
  • $1,000 to Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
  • $1,000 to Polk County House of Hope, Inc., in Bolivar.
  • $500 to Springfield Urban Agricultural Coalition
  • $1,000 to the Houston Education Foundation
  • $1,500 to Lost & Found Grief Center
  • $1,000 to the Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation
  • $1,000 to the Cabool Development Foundation
  • $1,000 to Cents of Pride
  • $500 to Carthage Area United Way


2011-12 Endowment Building Grants

  • Willow Springs School Foundation (brochures/handouts to community and alumni)
  • Good Samaritan Boys Ranch (postcard campaign/breakfast and lunch events on planned giving)
  • Tri County Pregnancy Resource Center (website/social media campaign)
  • East Newton R-6 Charitable Foundation (estate planning-specific mailings to alumni)
  • Kimberling Area Library Association (“Buy a Brick” fundraising campaign materials)
  • Sigma House of Springfield, Inc. (video production for website, booklet for distribution to potential donors)
  • Springfield Ballet, Inc. (creation of Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund)
  • Urban Neighborhoods Alliance (materials for Campaign for the Community and Project CoRE)

2010-11 Endowment Building Grants

  • East Newton R-6 Charitable Foundation: $1,250 to send information specific to estate planning to alumni members.
  • Good Samaritan Boys Ranch: $1,250 to support a postcard campaign, which will be combined with invitations to breakfast and lunch events on planned giving.
  • Springfield Ballet: $1,250 grant to support the creation of the Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund to fund scholarships for students unable to otherwise afford participation in ballet.
  • Sigma House: $1,250 to support video production for its website, and a booklet for distribution to potential donors to assist in their endowment-building goals.
  • Willow Springs School Foundation: $1,250 grant to fund brochures and handouts to create awareness among community members and alumni about the new foundation.
  • Urban Neighborhoods Alliance: $1,250 grant to support materials for their Campaign for the Community project as well as Project CORE.
  • Kimberling Area Library Association: $1,250 to support the “Buy a Brick” endowment- building campaign.

2009-10 Endowment Building Grants

  • Alton R-4 Public School Foundation: $1,626 -Mailing to 300 alumni planned giving information, as well as making personal contacts.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ozarks: $1,500 – Designing a pamphlet to be mailed and add donor recognition to display and showcase the founding and ongoing donors of the program.
  • Boys & Girls of Springfield: $1,000 – Promoting and recognizing individuals who are helping to grow the endowment through planned giving.  Also will send out two mailings and host the Heritage Club luncheon.
  • Carthage Council on the Arts: $1,424 – Planning a dinner theatre night for members and guests to promote the endowment and legacy programs.
  • Developmental Center of the Ozarks: $1,245 –  Purchase educational supplies and training to develop skills in asking for legacy members through special programs and one on one meetings.
  • Eldon Area Community Theatre: $1,320 – Holding a gala & dinner event for potential planned giving patrons in order to provide them with information.
  • NAMI of Southwest Missouri: $1,500 Designing, printing and mailing a direct mail brochure to all members of NAMI and design web pages.
  • OTC Foundation: $1,500 – Creating a planned giving brochure for awareness of giving to OTC in an effort to double the number of planned gifts over the next year.
  • Our House Foundation: $1,500 –  Helping to underwrite six bi-monthly “bootcamp” sessions to introduce potential donors to Our House. Also produce brochures and fund an annual MASH BASH banquet.
  • Trails Regional Library: $1,500 –  Creating brochures that will provide information to area residents about opportunities for giving to the library and contacting estate planners.

CFO’s Agency Partners program carries a number of benefits for organizations, including funding opportunities such as this, as well as investment management and technical support, leveraged fundraising opportunities, professional development seminars on a variety of pertinent topics, and much more. Visit the Agency Partners section of our web site to learn more or give us a call at (417) 864-6199.