The Greene County Senior Services Fund Board and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $80,109 in grants this week for projects that improve the well being of senior citizens in Greene County.
The Greene County Senior Services Fund Board was created after county voters in 2005 approved a levy of $0.05 per $100 of assessed valuation to provide services to residents aged 60 and over. The CFO’s portion of the funding is made possible by donors who have made gifts designated for the well being of senior citizens.
Senior Services Fund Board Vice President Denny Pilant said that after the passage, the group worked with Missouri State University to survey seniors and their top priority was to be able to stay in their homes as long as they could safely do so. That became a goal of grantmaking to improve health, nutrition and quality of life for Greene County residents ages 60 and above.
Pilant and CFO Board Chair presented the six grants to the following agencies: