Category Archives: Cause Momentum

  • April is “Month of Momentum” for 20 nonprofits

    Twenty nonprofit agencies from across southern Missouri will participate in the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ first “Month of Momentum” in April to raise funds for projects via the CFO’s crowdfunding platform, Cause Momentum. Donors can support these agencies online at, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 2 and ending at 5 p.m. […]

  • Chocolate University breaks ground on Cause Momentum-funded Tanzania school

    The students and supporters who journeyed to Tanzania this month with Shawn Askinosie’s Chocolate University program have returned, and they leave behind the groundwork for two new classrooms at Mububu Elementary school, funded in part by more than $6,100 raised via the CFO’s Cause Momentum crowdfunding site. The project, which ran from late May until […]

  • Fund helps Springfield students build classrooms in Africa

    This week’s CFO Community column takes a look at the Askinosie Chocolate University Fund. Opened by local entrepreneur Shawn Askinosie to help Springfield Public Schools students participating in his Chocolate University program. This year students, in addition to helping Askinosie procure beans from local farmers and digging fresh water wells for locals as part of Springfield […]

  • Every Child Promise Exceeds Cause Momentum Goal

    This week’s CFO column in the Springfield News-Leader highlighted our crowdfunding platform, Cause Momentum; particularly, a project ending this week to raise funds to provide pre-school scholarships for the Every Child Promise initiative. You can read the column here; or visit the project site here. This Cause Momentum project has now exceeded its $12,000 goal, […]

  • Five Cause Momentum Projects Currently Seeking Funding

    It’s been a busy winter for the CFO’s Cause Momentum crowdfunding platform. In addition to helping the Springfield Art Museum reach its goal of bringing George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of L.A.D. Crenshaw home to Springfield, which wrapped in December, five different agencies have also decided to use the platform to help fund specific needs. These […]

  • Cause Momentum Launches Featuring Five Projects

    After more than a year and a half of planning, developing and testing, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Marlin Company are happy to announce the launch of Cause Momentum. The crowdfunding platform is designed to connect web-savvy donors to specific needs of CFO-affiliated nonprofits, hopefully increasing our agency partners’ donor pool while connecting […]