Carthage Community Foundation


Carthage Community Foundation Board

Contact Information:
Heather Goff Collier, Coordinator
221 W. 4th St., Suite 1A
Carthage, MO 64836
(417) 359-5534


Established May 24, 1999

Board of Directors:

Danny Lambeth, President
Jeff Williams, Vice President
Mariann Morgan, Secretary/Treasurer
Oscar Barahona
Amy Cole
Delores Honey
Stephanie Howard
Andrew Jordan
Kate Lasley
Kristi Montague
John Nicholas
Eric Putnam
Bill Putnam, Advisory Board Member
Stan Schmidt, Advisory Board Member

Total Assets (as of June 30, 2019): $8,428,463

Community Grantmaking

The application period for our next community grantmaking program runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 13. Click here to apply online (search for “Carthage”).

About Carthage Community Foundation

Danny Lambeth and Heather Goff-Collier receive the "Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year" award from the Ozarks Chapter of the AFP.

Danny Lambeth and Heather Goff-Collier receive the “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year” award from the Ozarks Chapter of the AFP in 2018.

The mission of Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) is to establish permanent endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by investing in the Carthage community. CCF is governed by a Board of Directors, chosen for their knowledge of the area. Investments are guided by an Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, following a prudent investment policy for long-term endowments. Individuals or organizations looking to give back to the Carthage community now or as a legacy for years to come, may wish to open endowment funds with CCF. CCF currently oversees 70 funds established to improve quality of life in Carthage and Jasper County, and annually grants more than $70,000 to support community organizations and local residents. CCF also proudly supports our agency partners, nonprofit organizations providing many important services for the Carthage area. Donations to our agency partners’ endowment funds help strengthen these organizations for years to come (click the Donate to the Carthage Community Foundation button above).

H.E.R.E. for Carthage

H.E.R.E. 4 Carthage is a Rural Ozark Health Initiative for the Carthage community & its residents. Funded through a three-year grant from Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health, as well as local match funding from the K.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust and McCune Brooks Regional Hospital Trust, the goal of H.E.R.E. 4 Carthage is to reduce the obesity rates and redesign Carthage into a healthier city. Through additional education, as well as increasing active lifestyle and healthy eating opportunities in the city, we’ll work together to grow a healthier Carthage! Follow us on Facebook for motivational posts, healthy food tips, links to local races & events and more.

Give Carthage Day grand total: $71,502Carthage raises more than $71K during giving day

Carthage Community Foundation hosted Give Carthage Day on May 7, 2019. After all donations and prizes were tallied, the day-of-giving event raised a total of $71,502 for 14 area agencies. Donors made 311 online gifts during the 10-hour timespan, along with numerous offline donations.

More than $17,000 in prizes and matches were up for grabs. Carthage Historic Preservation took the $1,000 prize for raising the most money during the event, while Bright Futures Carthage received a $250 prize for most unique donors with 48 individuals supporting the organization. Each agency was well supported by the community, with all 14 successfully meeting the $500 match challenge set by Marsh Family Foundation.

The event was supported by: Marsh Family Foundation; Leggett & Platt Inc.; Jordan CPA Services; Edward Jones Carthage — Darren Collier, Kristin Montague, Joe Ryder & Garrett Stramel; The Colossians 3:17 Fund; Cherry’s Art Emporium & the Woodshed; Revel Boutique; Carthage Press; Fabulous 1490 KDMO; and the CFO.

Click here to view the totals for each participating agency.

Photo of Carthage Community Foundation representatives presenting a $20,000 check to Carthage Junior High.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Carthage Community Foundation presented a $20,000 grant to Carthage Junior High for the Feed the Need STEM project.

Spring 2019 Community Grants

  • Carthage Junior High School – Feed the Need STEM Project: $20,000
  • Area Agency on Aging – Kitchen Equipment for Carthage Can Do Senior Center: $10,000
  • Bright Futures Carthage – Spot Vision Screener for Carthage R9 District: $5,000

Vivian Leon Musical Arts Grants for 2019

  • ProMusica – Horszowski Trio: $4,000
  • MSSU Piano Department – Scholarship Assistance for Piano Students: $2,000

Funds and Legacy Society

Existing Funds:

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Organization Fund
artCentral Capacity Fund
Art Feeds Carthage Endowment Fund
Beimdiek Challenge Grant Fund
Bright Futures Carthage Fund
George and Geraldine Beimdiek Memorial Fund
Steve and Mary Jean Beimdiek Family and Community Fund
Richard D. Campbell Family Fund
Carthage Arts Council Fund
City of Carthage Beautification Fund
Carthage Area United Way Legacy Fund
The Carthage Crosslines Fund
Carthage Historic Preservation Society Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Library Development Foundation Endowment Fund
Carthage Literacy Council Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
Carthage Council on the Arts Capacity Fund
Carthage Public Library Capacity Fund
Carthage Rotary Scholarship
Carthage Rotary Club Charitable Fund
The Carthage Fund
Carthage Youth Empowerment Project Fund
Carthage Crisis Center, Inc. Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Endowment Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Operations Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Repair and Replacement Fund
Carthage Crisis Center Inc. Repair and Replacement Fund
CCC Short Term Operational Fund
Carthage CF Capacity Building Fund
Carthage Humane Society, Incorporated Fund
Amy and Chad Cole Family Fund
Darren and Heather Collier Family Designated Fund
Darren and Heather Collier Family Fund
Colossians 3:17 Fund
The W. Robert Corley Fund
Carthage Public Library Fund
Curtis Rex Carter Applied Science Scholarship Fund
Doris & Ken Johnson Memorial Fund
Earl & Marilyn Nicholas Charitable Fund
Episcopal Youth Group of Carthage Endowment Fund
Fair Acres Family YMCA, Inc. Fund
Freund Charitable Remainder Trust Fund
Gregg and Sheila Galbraith Donor Advised Fund
Guthrie Gilmore Fund
Pat and Judy Goff Memorial Fund
Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund
Hall of Carthage Heroes Fund
Heartland Concert Band Carthage Fund
Historic Phelps House Preservation Endowment Fund
The Henrietta Hedge Memorial Fund
Carthage Historic Preservation Fund
Cash Moore Foundation
The Hough Fund
Glenn J. and Mary K. James Designated Fund
Quigley Jasper County Christian Athlete Scholarship Fund
Jasper County Courthouse Capacity Building Fund
Jasper County 1895 Courthouse Preservation Fund
Kellogg Lake Nature Center and Preserve Capacity Building Fund
Danny and Mary Pat Lambeth Family Fund
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Donor Advised Fund
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Benevolence Fund
L & P Partners Helping Partners Fund
Kenneth and Addean Mac Arthur Trust Fund
Dr. William B. McIntyre Scholarship
Richard T. Mansfield Memorial Fund, a capacity building fund for Grace Episcopal Church
Marsh Family Foundation Food and Nutrition Fund
Marsh Family Foundation Fund
McCune-Brooks Health Care Foundation Fund
Missouri Botanical Garden Fund
Dorthadean Moorman Memorial Fund
Jean S. Morrow and Samuel R. Morrow Jr. Memorial Fund
MSIPC Capacity Building Fund
Earl & Marilyn Nicholas Endowment Fund
Betsy Pauly Memorial Fund
The John O. Phelps and Carolyn B. Phelps Charitable Fund
Marlin and Jean Pinnell Annual Scholarship Fund
Powers Museum Fund
River Street Food Pantry Fund
ROHI Carthage Fund
Danny and Sarah Ross Family and Community Fund
J. Ross and Maryetta E. White Memorial Fund
Dr. W. Russell Smith Family Foundation Fund
St. Luke’s Nursing Center Capacity Building Fund
St. Luke’s Nursing Center Endowment Fund
Patrick and Julia Scott Family and Community Fund
Thelma M. Stanley Scholarship for Education
The Thelma Stanley Jayhawk Scholarship Fund
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre Capacity Building Fund
Stone’s Throw Theater Henry Heckert Memorial Endowment Fund
Southwest Baptist University Endowment Fund
SWMO Coalition Against Human Trafficking Fund
Vision Carthage Capacity Building Fund
The Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts created by the Missouri Southern International Piano Comp.
Mark and Stephanie Williams Family and Community Fund

Legacy Society Members

Kevin & Sandi Checkett
Heather & Darren Collier
Robert & Rebecca Copeland
Frank S. Dunaway III
Virginia Esterly*
Ed & Tonya Freund Trust
Pat and Judy Goff
Kenneth Johnson
Don & Gloria LaFerla
Daniel & Mary Pat Lambeth
Samuel R. Morrow, Jr.*
Marilyn R. Nicholas*
Mike, Lee & Emma Pound
Mr. & Mrs. William C. Putnam Jr.
Ruth I. Rubison
Patrick Scott
Dr.* & Mrs.* W. Russell Smith
Jane C. Trogdon
Jeffrey A. Williams

In April 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation was named one of CFO's Affiliates of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.

In April 2017, the Carthage Community Foundation was named one of CFO’s Affiliates of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.

Additional Resources

The K.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.


TheThe K.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee was established in 1959 to support “scientific, education, literary and charitable purposes; including the encouragement of art and the prevention of cruelty to animals.” On occasion, requests for capital support of public parks and playgrounds, as well as requests for outdoor recreation programs, will be considered.

The Trust only supports charitable organizations operating in or near the city of Carthage, Missouri that work to promote the “well being of mankind and the general welfare of the community.”

The application deadlines for the Steadley Memorial Trust are March 15 and November 15. Click below to go to the grant application at the Bank of America Search for Grants website. Just select the “Steadley” option from the first drop-down menu.