Neosho Area Community Foundation Opens Fund for Teen Challenge International

The Neosho Area Community Foundation has established the Teen Challenge International, Neosho Sustainability Fund, to assist young men in the Neosho and the four-state area. The Teen Challenge International Neosho Sustainability Fund is a component fund of the Neosho Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Teen Challenge International is an organization that assists young men whose lives have been affected by life controlling issues such as anger, rebellion and addiction. The organization’s Neosho chapter plans to use the fund to give local businesses, industry and individuals a chance to provide long-term stability of Teen Challenge International through the “Create a Legacy by Providing a Destiny” program.

“This fund will allow the people of Neosho and the four-state area to help young men change their lives through financial donations, trusts, wills, stock or other means,” said the Rev. James Lowans, Executive Director of Teen Challenge International, Neosho.

You can learn more about Teen Challenge by visiting or calling 417 451-2980.

“The NACF is excited about the opportunity to partner with TC4S (Teen Challenge 4-State) in helping them establish a sustainability fund,” said Neosho Area Community Foundation board member Jason Stipp. “Their work is important to the people of the region and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a regional public foundation established in 1973 with assets of about $185 million in more than 2,000 funds. Its network includes 44 affiliate foundations, such as the Neosho Area Community Foundation, which was established in March of 2011 and now has assets of more than $120,000 in eight funds.