The CFO Board of Directors in 2009 approved committing up to 2 percent of assets to community investment through low-interest loans when conventional financing sources are not available. This Mission-Related Investment Program and Cultural Investment Fund represents the CFO’s commitment to the “double-bottom line” of investing in enterprises that produce both financial and social returns for Ozarks communities, instead of investing assets solely in financial markets.
For more information on the Mission-Related Investment Program, e-mail CFO President Brian Fogle, or call (417) 864-6199.
A component of this program is the Cultural Investment Fund, which will offer loans of $1,000 to $20,000 to non-profit groups to help cover the down-payment costs associated with booking major performers, shows or exhibits. The Cultural Investment Fund guidelines explain the program in more detail; interested non-profit groups can apply online.