Challenge Grants Awarded to Red-Flag Response Recipients

CFO Chairman David Pointer distributed $217,000 in ceremonial checks to the recipients of the 2011 Metropolitan Springfield Red-Flag Response grants.

The grants targeted red flags identified in the Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County by supporting existing programs that have shown proven results for the community.

Each agency raised funds to match these challenge grants, which means about $434,000 is available to meet these identified needs. The grants were awarded at the same time the CFO announced it has surpassed the $100 million milestone in grants and distributions back to the region.

“When I think about all of the people in the community who are served by this initiative, it really is overwhelming and emotional,” said Nancy Berlin of The Victim Center.

Below is a photo gallery of the grant recipients.