Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation

Ste.-Genevieve

Working together to build a brighter future

Contact Information:
PO Box 247
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670


Established April 4, 2003

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation was formed in 2003 to serve as a channel for philanthropic efforts in our community. We are dedicated to helping those that want to “give back” to our community in order to make it a better place to live in the future. The mission of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation is to serve as a “ready made” tax exempt foundation, or charity, for people who wish to contribute money or property for the lasting benefit of the people and communities of Ste. Genevieve County.

By making a contribution to the SGCCF, you are ensuring that your donation will help build a brighter future close to home, benefiting the community in a lasting way. The only requirements are that the gift must be for charitable purposes and it must benefit the people and communities of Ste. Genevieve County.

Donors may choose to be publicly acknowledged, or to make an anonymous contribution. Gifts to the SGCCF are 100% tax deductible.

Board of Directors:
Sandra Cabot, President
Bob Mueller, Secretary
Chris Kertz, Treasurer
Dick Greminger
Don Heil, Jr.
Ron Inman
Tom Keim
Russ Loida
Rod Scherer

Total Assets (as of 3/31/17): $1,104,345

 

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2017

The Mueller Family Missouri S&T STEM Scholarship has been established to support a graduating senior from Ste. Genevieve Public High School or Valle High School who has been accepted by the Missouri University of Science & Technology with the intent of pursuing Science Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, a STEM related field of study.

Download description and application

 

THE SGCCF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since 2005, the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation has awarded two college scholarships annually, one to a graduate of Valle Catholic High School and one to a Ste. Genevieve High School graduate.  The SGCCF college scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, record of community service, volunteerism, and leadership. Both scholarships are renewable for three additional years if satisfactory academic performance is maintained.   The application is available below and students can contact their high school counselor’s office for additional information.

Click here for a downloadable application

 

 

 

SGCCF GRANTMAKING PROGRAMS

Direct Grant Applicants:
The SGCCF Board of Directors meets periodically to review new proposals for a wide variety of beneficial programs. The SGCCF welcomes new applications for our direct grants (via the General Grant application below) at any time. If you have a charitable need that could possibly be assisted by a gift from the Community Foundation, please click here for an application form.

SGCCF General Grant Application (PDF)

SGCCF General Grant Application (Word document)

 

Community Development Fund (CDF)

2017 Grant Application Period is Open

The members of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Development Fund Review Committee recently announced the application period for 2017 CDF and EDF grant applications. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2016 to be considered for the 2017 grant review cycle. Eligible grant applicants include government entities and not-for-profit organizations serving the residents and communities of Ste. Genevieve County. Nonprofit organizations must enclosed a copy of their federal IRS 501(c)3 letter issued in the name of the organization. Organizations who have received past grant funds will need to submit their expense reports before completing a new grant application. 2017 Grant applications may be obtained at the Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse or downloaded below.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Development Fund is a program made possible through a generous donation by Holcim (US) Inc. The fund addresses important community needs through a yearly round of grants. Each year, the fund awards grants to community nonprofits and governmental agencies for programs and initiatives that address issues ranging from public safety to health and human services.

To apply for the next grant cycle of the Community Development Fund from the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation, please click below for an application.

2017 CDF Grant Application
Eligible applicants are asked to submit applications by December 31, 2016 for consideration in the 2017 Community Development Fund (CDF) grant cycle.

2017 Economic Development Fund Grant Application
To apply for consideration as an Economic Development grant, please use this form for consideration in the Economic Development Fund grant review cycle.

 

News and Updates

 

WEB 2016CDF_AwardSVdP2016 Community Development Fund Grants are Announced

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and the members of the Review Committee for the annual Community Development Fund (CDF) grant program recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Community Development Fund grants. A total of $193,637 was approved to support twenty-four grant proposals.

The Ste. Genevieve County programs benefiting from the 2016 CDF grant awards were:

Ste. Genevieve Co. Sheltered Workshop, equipment, $11,000
Ste. Genevieve Area Center for Life, $8,500
Ste. Genevieve Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, food pantry, $20,000
Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District, medical communications trailer, $22,500
Ste. Genevieve County Nutrition Center, kitchen equipment, $4,000
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, food safety equipment, $2,500
City of St. Mary, safety equipment, $3,151
City of St. Mary Volunteer Fire Department, firefighter PPE, $10,000
Zell Volunteer Fire Department, fire truck gear, $10,000
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, farmer’s market, $700
Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department, utility vehicle, $9,000
Ste. Genevieve County Emergency Mangement, utility vehicle, $10,000
City of Ste. Genevieve Fire Department, knox box, $2,500
City of Ste. Genevieve Police Department, car camera, $10,000
Ste. Genevieve Community Access Television, technology needs, $7,600
Weingarten Volunteer Fire Department, generator, $6,000
Wolf Creek Fire Department, rescue saw, $2,400
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, Jour de Fete needs, $3,000
Kinsey Fire Department, firefighter gear, $21,000
Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, ADA door openers, $3,990
Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, monitoring equipment, $15,000
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, comm equipment, $5,000
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, polling tables and chairs, $2,796
Hope Outdoors, Inc., $3,000

The Community Development Fund grant program is made possible by an annual donation from LafargeHolcim (US) Inc to the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.

John Goetz, plant manager for the Ste. Genevieve LafargeHolcim site stated “The LafargeHolcim Ste. Genevieve plant is pleased to be able to support these important projects in our community and we continue to support such efforts in the areas of public safety, infrastructure, education, and community development.”

CDF grant applications are submitted between September and December for consideration in the following year’s grant cycle. To be eligible, grant recipients must be either a government entity or a registered IRS not-for-profit organization. CDF Grant applications are reviewed by a seven member committee including representatives from Holcim, the Community Foundation, the County Commission, Regional Planning and Emergency Services.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation accepts donations and applications for direct grant funds for programs besides the CDF grant program at any time during the year.

 

2015 Community Development Fund Grants are Announced

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and the members of the Review Committee for the annual Community Development Fund (CDF) grant program recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Community Development Fund grants.  A total of $178,400 was approved to support twenty-three local grant proposals in this year’s CDF grants.  The programs benefiting from the 2015 CDF grant awards were:

Kinsey Fire Department, firefighter breathing apparatus, $15,000
City of St. Mary, water system concrete saw, $1,453
Ozora Community Fire Protection Association, extrication tools, $18,250
Ste. Genevieve Co. Sheltered Workshop, new hoppers for recycling, $9,862
Wolf Creek Fire Department, breathing apparatus, $8,508
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus AED safety, $4,000
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, American Legion Post 554 Foundation Assistance, $10,000
Ste. Genevieve Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, poverty assistance, $20,000
Ste. Genevieve County Board for the Developmentally Disabled, Challenger Baseball ADA Tables, $6,500
Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department, patrol vehicle, $25,000
Ste. Genevieve County Emergency Mangement, search and rescue drone, $1,800
Saline Baptist Church, AED safety, $2,000
University of Mo. – Ste Genevieve, 4H program support, $3,000
Big River Fire Protection, Inc., hose replacement, $4,800
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, Ste. Genevieve Knights of Columbus Council 1037 Parking Lot Pavement, $10,000
City of Ste. Genevieve Fire Department, tech rescue equipment and training, $6,000
City of Ste. Genevieve Police Department, vests for officers, $7,091
Ste. Genevieve Area Center for Life, safety equipment, $5,339
Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, ADA and pool furnishings, $6,000
Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, AED for community room, $1,650
Ste. Genevieve County Nutrition Center, replacement equipment, $1,700
Goose Creek Lake Fire Department, firefighter safety, $2,775
Zell Volunteer Fire Department, firefighter safety, $7,672

The Community Development Fund grant program is made possible by an annual donation from Holcim (US) Inc to the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.

John Goetz, Holcim plant manager for the Ste. Genevieve site stated “The Holcim – Ste. Genevieve Plant is pleased to be able to support the Community Foundation in making these important projects possible in our community and we continue to support such efforts in the areas of public safety, infrastructure, education, and community development.”

CDF grant applications are accepted between September and December for the following year. To be eligible, grant recipients must be either a government entity or a registered IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation was formed in 2003 to promote philanthropy and charitable giving for the betterment of the local community.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation accepts applications for direct grant funds for programs other than the CDF grant program at any time during the year.

The SGCCF accepts tax-deductible donations of money, property or other assets, which can be donated by individuals or corporations. Donations to the community foundation can be made as either recognized or anonymous donations at any time.

The SGCCF is affiliated with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as an independent community foundation.

 

MAIN_CheckPresentationHealthDeptSGCCF: 2014 in brief

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation distributed more than $240,000 in grants and scholarships in FY14, much of it through the foundation’s Community Development Fund (CDF). Members of the CDF Review Committee are pictured above presenting a grant to the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. Made possible by an annual donation from Holcim (US) Inc., the CDF grant program is currently in its ninth year of grantmaking. In all, the SGCCF has distributed more than $2.7 million back into the community since its inception in 2003.

Community Foundation Scholarships Announced

Colleen Brake photoThe Sainte Genevieve County Community Foundation (SGCCF) recently announced their 2014 Scholarship award Recipients.  Each year, SGCCF awards two $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who show excellence in community involvement, academic performance, character, and leadership.  One scholarship is awarded to a Valle High School Senior, and one is awarded to a Ste. Genevieve High School Senior.  These SGCCF scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years for a total of $8,000 per student.

This year the scholarship committee has chosen Ms. Sarah Kate Joggerst from Ste. Genevieve High School Class of 2014.  Sarah has been very active in a variety of areas including FCCLA, Class of 2014 executive committee, National Honor Society as well as various volunteer organizations.  Sarah plans to attend University of Missouri at Columbia to study pre-med.

The Valle High School award recipient for 2014 is Ms. Colleen Brake.  Colleen is presently the senior class president, a member of National Honor Society, and has been active in track, volleyball, and basketball.  Colleen has been accepted to Missouri University of Science and Technology to study Mechanical Engineering.

Both young ladies made the most out of their four years of high school, involving themselves in school activities but still finding time to volunteer and give their talents to their community.

Sarah Kate Joggerst photo

“We salute these students and wish them the best in their life’s pursuits,” said Lesa Klein, committee chair for the SGCCF scholarships. “Over the years, we have awarded scholarships to many students, all of which have gone on to make a mark for themselves in their chosen professions.   In fact, we are lucky to have several of our scholarship award recipients return to Ste. Genevieve.”

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation was formed in 2003 to promote charitable giving to support a wide variety of projects for the betterment of the community.  The SGCCF accepts tax-deductible donations of money, property or other assets, which can be donated by individuals or corporations.   The SGCCF is an independent community-based organization, led by a volunteer Board of Directors, and affiliated with other community foundations through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.  For more information visit www.cfozarks.org/stegenevieve

 

2014 Community Development Fund Grants Announced

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Members of the CDF Review Committee present a grant check to the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and the members of the Review Committee for the annual Community Development Fund (CDF) grant program are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Community Development Fund grants.  Made possible by an annual donation by Holcim (US) Inc to the local Community Foundation, the CDF grant program is currently in its ninth year of grant making.

A total of $196,491 was approved to support twenty-four local CDF grant proposals.  The programs benefiting from these grant awards were:

SG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, $15,000 to assist in purchase of Telemedicine Equipment
ZELL JAYCEES, $7,500 to assist in expenses for ADA Bathrooms
OZORA FIRE DEPT, $7,735 for Fire/Emergency Response Equipment
CITY OF ST. MARY, CITY, $3,500 FOR Water leak detection
STE. GENEVIEVE BOARD FOR THE  DEVELOPMENTALLY  DISABLED, $10,000 for a fence for Challenger Baseball Field
ZELL FIRE DEPT., $4,688.35 for a back-up generator
SALINE BAPTIST CHURCH, $2,224 for AED Equipment for pavilion
GOOSE CREEK FIRE DEPT, $2,675, for a portable positive pressure fan
STE GENEVIEVE AREA CENTER FOR LIFE $6,592.68, for Pregnancy & Parenting Educational Materials
STE GENEVIEVE POLICE DEPT, $9,645, for a back-up generator for PD and City Hall
STE GENEVIEVE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, $3,400 for probate archives microfilm project
ST VINCENT DEPAUL, STE GENEVIEVEEVIEVE PARISH, $15,000, for food pantry & utility assistance
STE GENEVIEVE NUTRITION CENTER, $10,000, for parking lot & bathroom repairs
STE GENEVIEVE SHELTERED WORKSHOP, $15,000 to assist in purchase of compact tractor
HOPE CHURCH,  $3,000, for daycare door & security system
SHERIFF DEPT, $26,379, to assist in purchase of Patrol Vehicle
VFW, $15,000, to assist with expense of Phase II Parking Lot repairs
ST. MARY FIRE, $1,408.95, portable generator and light
STE GENEVIEVE COOUNTY HEALTH DEPT, $1,800, for home medical waste disposal support
STE GENEVIEVE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, $4,428 for wall-mounted fire suppression system
BLOOMSDALE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, $10,000 for bathroom remodel for ADA
BLOOMSDALE VOL. FIRE DEPT, $9,055 for fire and safety equipment
ST JOSEPH PARISH ZELL, $4,460, FOR AED’s and staff safety training
WEINGARTEN FIRE DEPT., $8,000 to assist with expense for bunker gear

CDF grant applications are accepted between September and December for the following year. To be eligible, grant recipients must be either a government entity or a registered IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

The Community Development Fund grant program is made possible by an annual donation from Holcim (US) Inc to the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.

Keith Krugh, Holcim plant manager for the Ste. Genevieve site stated “The Holcim – Ste. Genevieve Plant is pleased to be able to support these important projects in our community and will continue to support such efforts in the areas of public safety,  infrastructure, education, and community development.”

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation was formed in 2003 to promote philanthropy and charitable giving for the betterment of the community.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation also accepts applications for direct grant funds for programs other than the CDF grant program at any time during the year.

The SGCCF is affiliated with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as an independent community foundation.

2013 Community Development Grants Announced for Ste. Genevieve County

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and the members of the Review Committee for the annual Community Development Fund (CDF) grant program recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Community Development Fund grants. A total of $183,951 was approved to support twenty-four local CDF grant proposals. The programs and organizations benefiting from these 2013 CDF grants are:

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
2013 Community Development Fund Grants

STE. GEN. FIRE DEPT./STE. GEN. COUNTY TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM: Hazardous Gas Safety Equipment, $5,000

STE. GEN. COUNTY BOARD FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED: Sidewalks at New Challenger Baseball Field, $10,000

ST. VINCENT de PAUL: Food Pantry & Utility Assistance, $12,000

ST. ELIZABETH DAYCARE: Window Replacement, $600

STE. GEN. COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOC., Fly-Over for County Mapping, $42,860

STE. GEN. COUNTY SHELTERED WORKSHOP, Replace Two-Way Radios, $4,000

STE. GENEVIEVE PARISH, Code Improvements for Rozier Building, $7,500

STE. GEN. CITY POLICE DEPT.: New Computers & Software Upgrades, $4,796

STE. GEN. COMMUNITY SERVICES FORUM, Drug Take Back Equipment, $5,300

SGCSF: YOUNG MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP, Program Support, $3,000

ST. MARY FIRE DEPT., Safety & Rescue Equipment, $2,395

STE. GEN. NUTRITION CENTER: Replacement Lighting, $5,000

BLOOMSDALE FIRE DEPT.: Safety & Rescue Equipment, $4,000

VFW POST 2210: Parking Lot Improvements, $15,000

STE. GEN. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Support for New Fryer Shed, $10,000

CITY OF ST. MARY: Water Chlorination, $15,000

OZORA FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement Air Cylinders, $5,500

BLOOMSDALE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Grounds Equipment, $5,000

STE. GEN. AREA CENTER FOR LIFE: Program Support, $10,000

GOOSE CREEK FIRE DEPT.: Safety Equipment, $3,500

STE. GEN. COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.: Immunization & School Wellness, $2,500

VALLE SCHOOLS: Security Cameras, $5,000

STE.GEN. COUNTY HEALTH DEPT: First Responder Immunization, $1,000

STE. GEN. COMMUNITY ACCESS TV: Upgrade Equipment, $5,000

Currently in its eighth year of grant making, the Community Development Fund is made possible by an annual donation by Holcim (US) Inc. to the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.

John Todd, plant manager for the Holcim site in Ste. Genevieve county and a member of the CDF Review Committee, stated “Holcim is pleased to be part of the CDF program and its funding to the many important support and emergency response organizations within the County.”

“Our community foundation is very fortunate to be able to provide additional support to local organizations with the help of Holcim and the CDF grants,” said Sandra Cabot, president of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.  “We are blessed to have so many dedicated people in public service, emergency services, education and our local civic organizations who are working to protect and improve our community.”

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation was formed in 2003 to promote charitable giving to support a wide variety of projects for the betterment of the community.  The SGCCF is affiliated with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as an independent community foundation.  For more information please visit the website www.cfozarks.org/stegenevieve.

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CheckPresCommCenter_Grant1WEBCommunity Center Among Agencies to Benefit from SGCCF Grants

SGCCF board member Tom Keim (left) and president Sandra Cabot (right) present a $3,500 grant to Brad Arnold and Joanne Luttrell of the  Ste. Genevieve County Community Center.  The grant allowed the purchase of a new laptop and Tek-Pac presentation equipment for the community center’s meeting room. “Most of our direct grants have been to support causes and events that help build up the community, ranging from needs-based programs, civic programs, local scholarships and development programs,” Cabot said.  “The intent of all of these actions is to help strengthen our community and make it an even better place to live. That is the legacy we hope to have and I know all of our board members feel strongly about this.”

SGCCF Makes More than $370,000 in Community Grants

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation made more than $370,000 in distributions back into the community during the 2012 fiscal year. Pictured (from left): Juanita Wyman and Mike Devaney of the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild receive a check from SGCCF board members Sandra Cabot (center) Lesa Klein and Tom Keim.

 

 

 

 

Ste Genevieve County Community Foundation Announces Scholarships and Recognizes Ron Coleman

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation recently announced their 2011 college scholarship recipients.

Kayla Ann Meyer, a senior at Valle High School, will receive a $2000 scholarship. Kayla is the daughter of Marcia Meyer and the late Carroll Meyer. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University where she will major in nursing.

Jessica Lynn Filer, a senior at Ste. Genevieve High School, will also receive a $2000 scholarship. Jessica is the daughter of David and Annette Filer. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University where she will major in pre-physical therapy.

The Community Foundation college scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service, volunteerism, and leadership. Both scholarships are renewable for three additional years if satisfactory academic performance is maintained.

“This is the seventh year that the Community Foundation has been able to award scholarships to a Ste. Genevieve and Valle High School senior'” said Bob Mueller, chairman of the SGCCF Scholarship Committee.  “We are pleased to be able to support these young people in pursuing their education.  We try to select students who have demonstrated a commitment to the community in addition to academics.”

The Board of Directors also recognized retiring board member Ron Coleman.  Coleman served on the foundation board since its inception in 2003, and was active prior to that as one of the original community leaders who established the foundation with the help of Kent Kehr, attorney for the Bussen estate.

“As one of the founding members of the board, Ron has provided leadership, guidance and insights to help develop the community foundation,” said Sandra Cabot, president of the foundation board.  “Ron’s generosity of time, resources and organizational support over the years has served to sustain and enhance our activities on behalf of the community.  On behalf of the entire board, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Ron Coleman for his leadership and dedication to our organization and to the community of Ste. Genevieve.”

Ron also served as the vice president of the foundation board from 2010-2011.  The new vice president is Lesa Klein.  Other board members include Dick Greminger, Ron Inman, Rod Scherer, Don Heil, Chris Kertz, treasurer, Russ Loida, Tom Keim and Bob Mueller, secretary.

Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation Hosts Planned Giving Luncheon

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation recently hosted a luncheon to highlight the value of planned giving as a community betterment tool. Foundation Board members, local attorneys, financial advisors and other community service organizations attended the presentation by Brian Fogle, Winter Skelton and Louise Knauer from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation recently hosted a luncheon to highlight the value of planned giving as a community betterment tool. Foundation board members, attorneys, financial advisers and other community service organizations attended the presentation by Brian Fogle, Winter Skelton and Louise Knauer of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Charitable Donation of Funds or Property
A direct, tax deductible donation of funds or property can be made to the SGCCF during your lifetime or it can be specified in your will. The donor can select a charitable cause for which he or she wishes to contribute, and the Foundation can carry out that wish, or the donor may allow the Foundation to determine the specific needs to be met.

1. One time Gift or Memorial: Your donation can be for a one time gift, or a family may ask for memorials to go to the SGCCF.
2. Charitable Gift Annuities: You may choose to set up a charitable gift annuity, which guarantees a lifetime income to you or your designee, with the balance to be donated to the SGCCF.

Some examples of the types of charitable causes that have been funded by the SGCCF to date include:

  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Friends of the Ste. Genevieve Museum
  • Hospice Care of Ste. Genevieve
  • People to People
  • Restoration of Ste. Genevieve Memorial Cemetery
  • Ste. Genevieve Memorial Cemetery
  • Ste. Genevieve Public Access Television
  • The Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • The Ste. Genevieve County Recycling Center
  • College Scholarships: We award two annual, renewable $2,000 a year scholarships to local students (one per high school)

Potential Donors: These are just the beginning of the types of projects that can be enhanced or established through the efforts of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation.

Our motto of “Working together to build a brighter future” could emcompass a wide range of beneficial community objectives, provided we continue to get the support to make it happen.

Setting up an Endowment Fund Through SGCCF
For individuals and organizations who are interested in contributing to a long term endowment fund where only the earnings on principle will be used to meet the needs of the community. There are various kinds of endowment funds that can be set up:

1. Designated Fund: A Designated Fund is one that provides for a specific charitable purpose. The donor can specify whatever charitable purpose he or she desires.

2. Field of Interest or Donor Advised Funds: A Field of Interest Fund might be set up to help a general cause such as improvements in healthcare, arts/culture or public spaces in our community, with the choice of a specific program to be decided on by the Board of Directors. In a Donor Advised Fund, the donor can specify distributions from the fund to a charitable purpose or purposes from time to time in the future.

3. Unrestricted Fund: This is a charitable fund set up for the benefit of the Ste. Genevieve community in general, where the Board of Directors of the SGCCF are asked to select the most urgent needs of the community from time to time.

How the Donation is Invested
Any donation made to the SGCCF will be carried out according to the donor’s wishes. If a long term endowment fund is set up, the principle will be managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), with whom SGCCF is an affiliate member. CFO manages endowment funds totaling in excess of $53 million for participating community foundations in Missouri. This will enable your donation to obtain the benefits of investment diversification that can be achieved with a large fund.

Types of Donations
Donations of any size are appreciated. Your donation could be monetary, or could consist of stock, real property or other assets. There can be extra tax advantages resulting from gifts of appreciated property. The Foundation has access to planned giving experts to counsel you about the tax saving options.

Goals of SGCFF
A community foundation is a method for people of all financial means to make a lasting difference in their community, now and in the future. Community foundations can do this by providing donors with flexible, efficient and tax effective ways to assure donors that their charitablhe giving achieves the greatest impact.

It is the hope and desire of the SGCCF that many people and organizations will want to give something back to the community in order to make it an even better place to live in the future.

We welcome your inquries regarding donations or the needs of the community.

For more information, please contact us at PO Box 247, Ste. Genevieve, Mo 63670 or call us at 573-483-9595 or 573-883-9145.

Local Links
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Welcome to Ste. Genevieve County’s website

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2014

Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation 2013-14 Scholarships, $16,000
Ste. Genevieve Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, $6,000
Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project, $900
Bolduc House Museum/Colonial Dames, $4,200
Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, medical equipment, $15,000
Ozora Community Fire Protection Association, emergency response equipment, $7,735
City of St. Mary, $3,500
Ste. Genevieve County Board for the Developmentally Disabled, $10,000
Zell Volunteer Fire Department, emergency response equipment, $4,688
Goose Creek Lake Fire Department, emergency safety equipment, $2,675
Ste. Genevieve Area Center for Life, health education materials, $6,593
City of Ste. Genevieve Police Department, safety program, $9,645
Ste. Genevieve County Circuit Court, $3,400
Ste. Genevieve Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, food pantry, $15,000
Ste. Genevieve County Nutrition Center, $10,000
Ste. Genevieve Co. Sheltered Workshop, $15,000
Hope Church, $3,000
Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department, safety program, $26,379
Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum, $29,428
City of St. Mary Volunteer Fire Department, safety equipment, $1,409
Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, $1,800
Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department, safety equipment, $9,055
Weingarten Volunteer Fire Department, safety equipment, $8,000
City of Ste. Genevieve, $10,000
Zell Area Jaycees, ADA projects, $7,500
Saline Baptist Church, $2,224
St. Joseph Catholic Parish, $4,460
Ste. Genevieve Lions Charitable Foundation, park improvements, $8,216