CFO opens applications for third year of Glenstone Square Big Idea Program

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is now accepting applications for the third year of the Glenstone Square Big Idea Program. This is a program for CFO’s nonprofit agency partners in need of space and funding for special projects, initiatives, grant programs, or innovative ideas.

The Glenstone Square Big Idea Program is a grant of office space as well as funding. The selected agency will receive the use of a 1,000-square-foot office unit in the Glenstone Square Office Complex, on South Glenstone Avenue just north of Sunshine Street in Springfield, including utilities. One organization will receive this one-year grant to begin July 1, 2015. The opportunity is open to all nonprofit agency partners of the CFO.

The grant is valued at $18,000 – $14,000 in in-kind donations of office and utilities plus a $4,000 unrestricted grant for operations or innovations associated with the project.

An application for the Glenstone Square Big Idea Program is available online at

Contact Bridget Dierks, Grants Program Officer, at (417) 864-6199 with questions about the program. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015. The recipient of the grant may move in on July 1, 2015.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks supports asset development, community-based grant making, organizational collaboration, and leadership initiatives throughout southern Missouri.  The CFO is comprised of 46 affiliate community foundations and about $257 million in total assets.