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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      CFO FY2017 Annual Report now available

      The CFO’s FY2017 annual report should be arriving in mailboxes soon, if you haven’t received it already. In addition to our financials, affiliates, contributors and new funds from the year, the book’s theme revolves around what is arguably the most important piece of the CFO’s four-pronged values statement, which was developed by staff during the […]

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      Dr. David and Linda Brown receive 2017 Humanitarian Award

      On a clear December day, Dr. David and Linda Brown were honored with the 2017 Humanitarian Award for their work providing a place for Springfield’s homeless population to feel at home — and soon provide actual homes as well. David and Linda, a retired orthopedic surgeon and Realtor, respectively, moved to downtown Springfield a decade ago. […]

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      Dr. David and Linda Brown named 2017 Humanitarians

      Dr. David and Linda Brown have been named the 2017 Humanitarian Award recipients for their work with The Gathering Tree and for developing the Eden Village housing concept, two efforts intended to support the homeless population. They will be honored at a luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield. Tickets […]

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      2017-18 Coover Regional Grant Program now open for application

      The Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program is the CFO’s largest annual grant round, in terms of dollars. As of Nov. 13, it is open for application for the 2017-18 fiscal year. This program is a partnership between Community Foundation of the Ozarks and The Commerce Trust Company. Eligible organizations […]