Donor Services

Let Us Help You Create a More Generous Community

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation committed to recognizing, informing and engaging donors through a variety of means in an effort to strengthen outreach and philanthropy in our region and beyond. Our goal is to provide you with customized service that will allow you to realize your charitable goal.

When establishing a fund with the CFO, donors can expect the utmost attention to fund administration for the “back office” services. It is important to the CFO that donors know the business of the organization is impeccable and we are proud of a long tradition of unqualified audits and successful fund management. We provide tax acknowledgement letters, quarterly fund statements; fund information via Donor Central; appreciate stock and real estate acceptance; proven investment performance.

  • Services

    Ways of Giving – Almost any kind of asset can be used to start a fund or contribute to an existing fund including cash, securities, real estate, and many other options. Let us help you decide the best method for you and your family.

    Legacy Society – The CFO’s Legacy Society was created to recognize and thank donors in their lifetimes who have made planned giving commitments to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its affiliates. Find a complete listing of members and funds established through planned gifts. For information about how you can leave a lasting legacy for your home town by leaving just 5 percent of your estate to your local community foundation, please see our Transfer of Wealth page.

    Types of Funds – The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is committed to assisting donors with the establishment of funds that meet a wide variety of charitable purposes. Here’s what you need to know.

    Donate Online – Want to make a charitable contribution to your fund or another fund at the CFO? Our secure online donation portal makes it safe and easy.

    Donor Central- This service is provided to CFO donors who serve as advisers to funds. It allows them to manage their funds online and make grant recommendations.

    Curious about the concept of “bunching” your charitable contributions in light of recent tax law changes? Here’s some information. 

    Need more information? Contact us.

  • News

    • Group photo of 2019 Senior Mental Health grant recipients

      CFO awards new Senior Mental Health grants

      The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $40,000 in five Senior Mental Health grants for projects designed to improve the lives of senior citizens in Springfield and Greene County. The grants were awarded Wednesday, March 6, at Northview Center. Representatives for each of the partnerships described their projects, which are intended to tackle senior citizen […]

    • 2019 Collective Impact grant recipients full group photo

      CFO awards 2019 Collective Impact Grants

      The Community Foundation of the Ozarks awarded $120,000 in five Collective Impact grants to advance projects that use nonprofit collaboration to address “red-flag” issues. The grants were awarded Thursday, Jan. 31, at Messiah Lighthouse Child and Family Development Center, one of the recipient agencies. Representatives for each of the partnerships described their projects, which are […]

    • CFO selects nonprofit agencies for 2019 Endowment Match Challenge

      The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has selected 12 nonprofit agency partners to participate in the 2019 Endowment Match Challenge. Each will have until Feb. 28 to raise at least $10,000 for permanent endowment funds, to be matched by a $5,000 grant from the CFO. A total of $60,000 is available, which will aid these […]

    • Judy Hadsall and Brian Fogle announce no-interest loan program.

      CFO and Multipli CU announce no-interest loan program for federal employees

      The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Multipli Credit Union are partnering on a program to offer no-interest loans to federal employees in a seven-county region affected by the partial government shutdown. Beginning Jan. 14, federal workers who are not receiving paychecks can apply for a no-interest loan of up to $1,500, with repayment terms […]