2013-2014 Metropolitan Springfield Arts and Culture Grantmaking Program – The Arts and Culture grantmaking program, formerly available through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks grant program offerings, may be found on the Springfield Regional Arts Council website. Information on the 2014-15 grant round will be available later this year. Questions may be directed to the Springfield Regional Arts Council at (417) 862-2787 or by clicking here.
Ripley Butler Clay Fund Grant for the Arts – Grants are typically offered nationally or on the state level, however, this generous grant opportunity is offered specifically to artists who reside in either Ripley or Butler County in Missouri or in Clay County, Arkansas.Acknowledging the importance of the arts in every community, the Ripley Butler Clay Fund Grant for the Arts is designed to promote the visual arts in this area by awarding $2,500 to an artist who exhibits potential and/or is an established artist. Click here to learn more.This grant opportunity is open for applications on an ongoing basis. Download the prospectus, instructions, and application here (PDF format).Historic Preservation Society of Springfield & Greene County Grant Program – The Historic Preservation Society of Springfield and Greene County Missouri was founded and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1981. The purpose of the Society is to promote the preservation of that which is of historical importance in Springfield and Greene County Missouri: to preserve and protect buildings and sites of historic interest and to mark them suitably; to acquire title to or custody and control of historic structures and places and to convey them to persons who agree to preserve them; to promote and encourage historical research and to foster and promote public knowledge and interest in local and national history; and to collect and preserve records, relics and other things of historic interest.
Grant Program Purpose: To support the purpose of the Society by assisting organizations and individuals in preserving historical and/or architecturally significant sites or structures.
Click below to download the application. PDF file MS Word fileIndigent Burial and Funeral Fund –The Indigent Burial and Funeral Fund was established in 2007 by the City of St. Louis Circuit Court to help the CFO reimburse county or city governments to help cover the cost of indigent burials. The case settlement was split between three community foundations in the state, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Each community foundation serves a geographical area of the state; the CFO’s is 58 counties south of the Missouri river. Click here to learn more about the program and download a recommendation form.