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 with regional service areas primarily outside of metropolitan Springfield and Greene County are encouraged to apply. The Coover Grant Program has $250,000 to award to agencies providing services that address the above listed, areas of interest, with a $10,000-$20,000 range suggested for proposal consideration. Applications which request more than $20,000 will not be considered.
Mrs. Coover, pictured, was a 30-year employee of Commerce Bank. She established the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation in 1992 to honor the memory of her husband.