Last night, on their Sunday evening broadcast, KY3 featured an important grant from the Nixa Community Foundation awarded to the Nixa Police Department. The grant will pay for an online service that assists police departments in tracing leads on stolen property.
With public entities dealing with limited budgets and increasing needs, unrestricted community grantmaking programs play an important role in the community by responding to local needs with local resources. The Nixa Community Foundation’s grant offers just one example of the impact our affiliate community foundations are having in Ozarks’ communities through their grantmaking programs.
Nixa’s story is a timely one as well, with 37 of CFO’s 40 affiliate community foundations raising money for their community grantmaking programs as part of the $1 million Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks. The Cooper Campaign has made available a $25,000 matching grant to participating community foundations as part of an effort to expand and enhance community grantmaking and establish administrative/operational endowments that ensure the long-term viability of each affiliate foundation. To date, affiliate foundations have raised more than half a million dollars in response to the campaign. Additional news regarding the Cooper Campaign can be found here.
You can read KY3’s story on their web site.