Metropolitan National Bank has made three $1,000 donations to the Marshfield Area Community Foundation, the Nixa Community Foundation, and the Table Rock Lake Community Foundation. This gift qualifies for a $1,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. This dollar for dollar challenge grant is part of an overall regional effort to enhance community grantmaking endowments, establish administrative/operations endowments, and promote appropriate and best practices by community foundation board of directors. Metropolitan National Bank has branches in Kimberling City, Marshfield and Nixa.
“Metropolitan National Bank appreciates what community foundations do for small communities. We have always been very interested in community activities, and we’re very aware of all the good things they do,” said Judy Pratt, VP and Branch Manager of the Nixa branch and Nixa Community Foundation treasurer.
“I’ve been involved with the Nixa Community Foundation for eight years. Metropolitan had been getting information from me and others involved with the community foundation movement and was impressed with our progress.”
“Metropolitan National Bank is very interested in trying to help as many people as we can, and we see how well the Nixa, Table Rock Lake and Marshfield Community Foundations are doing and wanted to be a part of it,” said Pratt.
Businesses throughout the Ozarks are getting involved with their local community foundations.
Recently, Hood-Rich, Inc., an architectural and engineering firm in Springfield, made five donations of $1,000 each to support the unrestricted grantmaking efforts of five Ozarks communities where the company does business.
In February, The Tri Lakes Board of Realtors established the Good Neighbor Fund, a corporate grantmaking fund, with the Table Rock Lake Community Foundation and the Taney County Community Foundation as way of giving back to the communities served by the Tri Lakes Board of Realtors.