Twelve nonprofit agencies complete 2019 Endowment Match Challenge

More than $180,000 raised for permanent funds

  1. Jonathan Scales, board president of Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri in Joplin, speaks during the CFO’s 2019 Endowment Match Challenge grant presentation at Q Enoteca in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, March 29.

Twelve nonprofit agency partners of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks have successfully completed the 2019 Endowment Match Challenge. The matching grants from the CFO were presented to the agencies during a luncheon at Q Enoteca on March 29.

  • Aspire Scholarship Program (Joplin)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri (Joplin)
  • Cabool Education Foundation
  • Chadwick School District
  • Children’s Smile Center (southwest Missouri region)
  • Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri (Joplin/Carthage/Carl Junction)
  • Isabel’s House (Springfield)
  • Least of These (Christian County)
  • LovinGrace (Joplin)
  • Ozark Greenways (Springfield-Greene County area)
  • United Ministries in Higher Education (Springfield/regional)
  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (Springfield-Greene County area)

Each were tasked with raising at least $10,000 for permanent endowment funds during the month of February, to be matched by a $5,000 grant from the CFO. With matches included, the organizations raised more than $180,000 in permanent funds that will support their missions in perpetuity.

“We’re so happy to congratulate these organizations for successfully meeting this challenge,” CFO president Brian Fogle said. “Investing in these endowments is a testament to the value these organizations provide to our communities not just now, but for years to come.”

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a regional public charitable foundation established in 1973 that provides asset and resource development, grantmaking and public leadership through a network of donors, 49 affiliate foundations and some 600 nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri.

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