The following funds have been established for Joplin area tornado relief efforts. The only fund for which the CFO/CFSWMO will establish a grantmaking process is the Joplin Recovery Fund. All other funds will be distributed at the discretion of the fund establisher.
Charitable donations can be made to any of the funds. Please note which fund you would like to support in the fund/program box for credit-card donations or on your check.
Joplin Recovery Fund – This fund will address the needs of nonprofits serving the Joplin area as they work on mid- to long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Funds Established by Organizations for Joplin relief efforts:
Joplin Tornado First Response Fund – The City of Joplin established this fund to meet the short-term needs of the Joplin area.
Trees for Joplin Fund – Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation & Development established this fund to assist with replanting efforts in the Joplin area.
West Plains Fund for Joplin Recovery – The City of West Plains established this fund to assist the City of Joplin with relief and recovery efforts.
School Supplies for Joplin Kids Fund – The News-Leader established this fund to provide school supplies for Joplin students.
Forest Alumni Relief Fund – Forest Institute established this fund to assist alumni who have been affected by disaster, specifically the Joplin tornado at this time.
Cable One Joplin Tornado Relief Fund – Cable One established this corporate grantmaking fund to assist them with their fundraising efforts for the Joplin tornado relief.
City Pointe Beauty Academy Charitable Fund – The City Pointe Beauty Academy will host the H.E.R.O. (Helping Education Rebuild Opportunity) program to raise funds for Joplin Public Schools, Martin Luther School and St. Mary’s Elementary School to assist with tornado relief.
Project JOMO Fund – Russel Jay Gehrke esablished this fund to disburse to Missouri Enterprises to help Joplin community members who do not have the financial resources to be able to install storm shelters in their homes.
Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire Disaster Relief Fund – This giving circle fund was established by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire to accept charitable donations for disaster relief. For now, grants will be made to assist Joplin tornado relief.
Joplin Schools Recovery Fund – This organizational capacity fund as part of the Joplin R-VIII School Foundation will assist the school district in its rebuilding efforts.
Joplin Tree Relief Fund – Nate Reaves and Craig Reaves established this field of interest capacity fund to help the City of Joplin replant suitable trees in the hardest hit areas of the city from the May 22 tornado.
Rebuild Joplin Parks Fund – The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department established this capacity fund to specifically assist with recovery and rebuilding following the tornado.
Relief Spark Joplin Fund – This field of interest capacity fund will support rebuilding projects in the Joplin area through Relief Spark.
Benevolence Funds established by Joplin-area employers:
Tri State Motor Transit Co. Employees Benevolence Fund – This fund was established to support unmet emergency needs resulting from major disasters such as accident, fire, tornado, medical issues. Preference will be given to Tri State Motor Transit Co. employees and their families.
LaBarge, Inc. Benevolence Fund – LaBarge, Inc., established this fund to support the unmet emergency needs of current and future LaBarge’s employees who are victims of major disasters.
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Benevolence Fund – Leggett & Platt, Inc., established this fund to meet the emergency needs of their current and future employees and their immediate families resulting from major disasters. This is a component fund of the Carthage Community Foundation.
EaglePicher Employee Relief Fund – EaglePicher Technologies established this fund to support the immediate needs of current and future EaglePicher employees displaced by the tornado.
Jasper Products-Stremicks Heritage Foods Employee Benefit Fund – Jasper Products established this fund to support the unmet emergency needs of current and future Jasper Products’ employees.
MAPP Joplin Benevolence Fund – Mid America Precision Products established this fund to support unmet emergency needs of current and future MAPP employees resulting from a sudden incident such as, but not limited to, accident, fire, tornado, medical issues.
Midcon Cables Company Employee Relief Fund – This fund will assist those who have unmet emergency needs resulting from a major disaster, incident or illness. Preference is given to Midcon Cables Company employees and their families.
Able Mfg Employee Benevolence Fund – Able Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC, established this fund to support emergency needs of local residents with priority given to Able Manufacturing employees and their families, then to others residing in the Joplin area.