2017-18 Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program

The Louis and Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program, a partnership between Community Foundation of the Ozarks and The Commerce Trust Company, will award grants to agencies serving the Missouri Ozarks to support new or innovative programs in all subject areas supported by the Foundation.  This program encourages proposals referencing any of the following categories:

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Community Development
Early Childhood Education-Pre-K
Environmental Impact
Social Services

Eligible organizations with regional service areas primarily outside of metropolitan Springfield and Greene County are encouraged to apply. The Coover Grant Program has $250,000 to award to agencies providing services that address the above listed, areas of interest, with a $10,000-$20,000 range suggested for proposal consideration. Applications which request more than $20,000 will not be considered.

Mrs. Coover, pictured at right, was a 30-year employee of Commerce Bank. She established the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation in 1992 to honor the memory of her husband.

The 2018 Coover application period has closed. Applicants will be notified on or before April 19, 2018 of the outcome of their proposal.

Applications for the 2019 Coover program will open in November 2018.

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Click here for instructions on our new application system

For questions or additional information, please contact: Bridget Dierks, Grants Program Officer, at 417-864-6199.