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    CFO and Commerce Trust announce 2019 Coover grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, presented grants totaling $320,000 this month. The grants were awarded to 16 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri, as well as three projects dedicated to place-based education initiatives benefiting students in rural school districts. The 2019 Coover Regional […]

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    CFO, Commerce Trust award $321,000 in Coover grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, presented grants totaling $321,000 this month. The grants were awarded to 21 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri, as well as three projects focused on place-based education initiatives benefiting students in rural school districts. With this year’s distribution, […]

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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 […]

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    CFO, Commerce Trust award $250,000 in Coover Grants to rural nonprofits

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, presented grants totaling $250,000 on Tuesday, April 11. The grants were awarded to 19 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant recipients were selected from among 122 proposals that totaled $1.775 million in requested funding. The […]

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    Making a Difference segment focuses on Coover grant program

    The subject of the most recent “Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help” segment with KSMU radio’s Mike Smith is the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation. Because of the generosity of Mrs. Coover, the CFO, in cooperation with The Commerce Trust, operates the Coover Charitable Regional Grantmaking Program. A longtime employee of Commerce […]

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    CFO, Coover/Commerce Trust award $250,000 to rural nonprofits

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with The Commerce Trust Company, presented grants totaling $250,000 on Feb. 23 to 18 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. The 2016 Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program featured representatives of the agencies receiving grants, who made comments about the needs […]

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    2015 Coover Regional grants presented at Commerce Trust

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, today awarded grants totaling $200,000  to 17 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. The 2015 Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program presentation, which took place at The Commerce Trust Company’s Springfield office, included comments from […]

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    Rural Schools Partnership awards $70,000 in Coover Place-Based Grants

    The Rural Schools Partnership, a program of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, on April 23 awarded $70,000 to six projects that promote rural education across the Ozarks. The grants, presented at the CFO’s annual Rural Education Rendezvous at Fair Grove High School on April 23, are funded through a long-standing partnership with the Louis […]

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    CFO and Commerce Trust award $200,000 in Coover rural grants

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, presented $200,000 in Coover Regional Grants today to 20 organizations focused on serving rural areas across central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant recipients were selected from among proposals that totaled $904,299 in requested funding, nearly doubling last year’s requests. The grant criteria […]

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    Thomasville Rendezvous Features Lessons, Stories and $70,000 in Coover Grants

    On Thursday, May 2, the Rural Schools Partnership and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks invited educators, administrators and students to Thomasville, Mo. for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate rural schools and those who continue to help them thrive. The keynote speaker was Dr. Arthur Mallory, a longtime state education official and rural schools […]