Category Archives: Grants

  • 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, […]

  • $30,000 Collective Impact Grant awarded to Victory Mission-led project

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded a $30,000 grant to a partnership of Springfield organizations led by Springfield Victory Mission to support men who need a second chance at entering the workforce. The Collective Impact grant was awarded to Springfield Victory Mission, Life 360 House, Reentry & Resources, and Evangel Enactus. It is the […]

  • CFO, MFH announce Rural Ozarks Health Initiative

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Missouri Foundation for Health announce the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative, a new multi-year grant program to address priority health issues in communities or regions served by the CFO’s rural affiliate foundations. The CFO is partnering with MFH to provide $750,000 in this multi-year grant opportunity available only […]

  • 2017-18 CFO grant cycles announced

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has opened its 2017-18 competitive grant cycles for nonprofit agencies serving the CFO’s region in central and southern Missouri. This year’s grant program includes a new partnership between the CFO, the Darr Family Foundation and the Musgrave Foundation. The Early Childhood Education and Literacy Initiative will focus on kindergarten […]

  • Additional charitable funds open to support southern Missouri’s recovery from historic flooding

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its affiliate foundations are accepting tax-deductible donations for community flood recovery funds to support areas of southern Missouri areas severely affected by this week’s historic flooding. Charitable donations for flood recovery will be used to support 501(c)3 nonprofits, including human services, faith, education and civic organizations, that work […]

  • The Northwest Project reports on first year of grant

    The first year of The Northwest Project indicates the initial participants achieved significant progress toward economic self-sufficiency and increased income, along with improvements in health and wellness, housing stability and life skills. In addition, NWP resources have provided benefit to the wider Grant Beach neighborhood and created a culture of volunteer and in-kind support that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Collective Impact grants awarded to five partnerships

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded five grants totaling $120,000 for collaborative projects in Springfield-Greene County. This is the second year for the Collective Impact grants, which are intended to encourage collaborative proposals to address community goals and issues. The grants are made possible through the generosity of donors who have made unrestricted or […]

  • First Give Ozarks deadlines approaching

    The CFO is back at work planning the third Give Ozarks Day, which will be held in communities across the region on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. We couldn’t be more excited to continue promoting philanthropy and giving across the Ozarks! Two key deadlines are approaching: Friday, Jan. 27: This is the deadline for nonprofits to […]

  • CFO awards $20,000 in inaugural Early Childhood grant round

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $20,000 in Play, Learn, Grow Early Childhood grants to four early-childhood providers on Friday, Dec. 16. These grants are intended to help purchase imaginative play equipment for Pre-K programs that serve low-income families. The grant recipients, receiving $5,000 each, were: Life 360 Early Childhood Center at The Fairbanks Lighthouse […]