CFO Makes $225,000 in Challenge Grants to Springfield-Greene County

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced today that 19 Springfield-Greene County agencies have been selected to share $225,000 in challenge-grant funds for programs that address the “red-flag” issues cited in the 2009 Community Focus Report.

The Metro Springfield Red-Flag Response Grants News Release details the 19 grant awards, which were made to sustain or expand existing programs that have proven effectiveness. The grant recipients will have until Feb. 28, 2011 to raise the matching funds.

The grant review panel had more than $400,000 in applications for the $225,000 in funding available.

CFO President Brian Fogle said he looks forward to a celebration in March for the successful completion of the challenge grants.