Donor Services

Let Us Help You Create a More Generous Community

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation committed to recognizing, informing and engaging donors through a variety of means in an effort to strengthen outreach and philanthropy in our region and beyond. Our goal is to provide you with customized service that will allow you to realize your charitable goal.

When establishing a fund with the CFO, donors can expect the utmost attention to fund administration for the “back office” services. It is important to the CFO that donors know the business of the organization is impeccable and we are proud of a long tradition of unqualified audits and successful fund management. We provide tax acknowledgement letters, quarterly fund statements; fund information via Donor Central; appreciate stock and real estate acceptance; proven investment performance.

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    Ways of Giving – Almost any kind of asset can be used to start a fund or contribute to an existing fund including cash, securities, real estate, and many other options. Let us help you decide the best method for you and your family.

    Legacy Society – The CFO’s Legacy Society was created to recognize and thank donors in their lifetimes who have made planned giving commitments to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its affiliates. Find a complete listing of members and funds established through planned gifts. For information about how you can leave a lasting legacy for your home town by leaving just 5 percent of your estate to your local community foundation, please see our Transfer of Wealth page.

    Types of Funds – The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is committed to assisting donors with the establishment of funds that meet a wide variety of charitable purposes. Here’s what you need to know.

    Donate Online – Want to make a charitable contribution to your fund or another fund at the CFO? Our secure online donation portal makes it safe and easy.

    Donor Central- This service is provided to CFO donors who serve as advisers to funds. It allows them to manage their funds online and make grant recommendations.

    More Information

    For more information or to set up a fund with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, please contact Development Operations Officer Winter Kinne.

    Resources

    Donor Relations Guide

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    CFO: Building Blocks

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    Transfer of Wealth: The 5% Solution

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  • News

    • MAD June 2017

      Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help focuses on GRO intiative

      The latest segment in our “Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help” series with KSMU’s Mike Smith is this super-sized edition about our Growth in the Rural Ozarks economic development program. It’s a conversation between our president, Brian Fogle, and Hrishue Mahalaha of Innovation Economy Partners, who facilitates GRO in the program towns of Sarcoxie, Salem […]

    • Workshop aims to support recovery from historic spring flooding

      The CFO is partnering with the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Midwest Early Recovery Fund to host a workshop for emergency managers, civic, nonprofit and government leaders from south-central Missouri and northern Arkansas working to help communities recover from the devastating spring flooding across the region. About 60 recovery leaders are […]

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      2017-18 CFO grant cycles announced

      The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2017-18 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes a new partnership between the CFO, the Darr Family Foundation and the Musgrave Foundation. The Early Childhood Education and Literacy Initiative will focus on kindergarten […]

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      In Appreciation: CFO Founder Vincent Tyndall, 1935-2017

      One of the last giants on whose shoulders we stand died this week. Vincent Tyndall was among the group of men who “gathered in the woods” and imagined how to create a public charitable foundation as a conduit to accomplish good works in the community they loved. Tyndall, 82, was a highly regarded attorney and […]