Monett Area Community Foundation
Established September 3, 1998
B oard of Governors:
Mike Gollhofer, President • Mark Kaiser, Vice President • Don Weber, Treasurer • Brad Hansen, Secretary • Regina Bowsher • Phyllis Garrett • Gale Huffmaster • Suzette Huntress • Mark Nelson • Jane Rogers • Jeff Scott • Robin Walker
For additional information please contact Mike Gollhofer, President, at (417) 235-6652
Total Assets (as of 3/31/13): $1,398,217
Monett Area CF Community Grantmaking Program
The Monett Area Community Foundation supports only organizations and projects serving the Monett area.
Please complete the following application form and return it with requested attachments to the Monett Area Community Foundation at the above address. Responses should be printed or typed in the spaces provided. If you have questions, you may contact Chairman Patti Holt at 417-235-7134 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or any Board member.
Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2012
Ozarks Regional YMCA, Building campaign, $5,000
City of Monett, outdoor basketball court, $4,985
Purdy Renewal Project Fund: YEP grant, playground equipment, 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, after school mentoring program, $3,000
News and Updates
MACF Fund Makes $3,000 Gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters Monett to Expand After-School Program
The Monett Area Community Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters Monett to increase the size and scope of its After School Mentoring program at two Monett schools. The funds are distributed from the Tom and Mary Del Clark Fund, a component fund of the MACF, which is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
The Clark Community Mental Health Center, which was established and substantially funded by the estate of Tom and Mary Del Clark, will track the grant project’s progress. Its mission is community outreach for child advocacy, drug and alcohol abuse, and adult and child mental health.
This year’s grant recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters Monett, plans to use the funds to grow its After School Mentoring program at Monett Middle School and expand into Monett Intermediate School. The organization currently serves 14 at-risk youth at Monett Middle School, with a goal to serve at least 30 children between the two facilities beginning with the fall 2012 semester. The grant funds will help provide site supervision, background checks, supplies, activities and snacks for the children and their matching “Bigs.”’
“We believe, and data seems to support, the positive influence that is provided to these at-risk students will have a lasting effect on their behavior and future success,” said Don Tuck, Site Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters Monett.
The Tom and Mary Del Clark Fund was established at the couple’s direction through their estate, as Tom and Mary Del were killed in a motorcycle accident in 1989 while on a touring vacation in Switzerland. The estate transferred grantmaking authority to the Monett Area Community Foundation which awards grants on a semi-annual basis to area organizations.
Hunger Challenge Helps Monett Backpack Program
Monett Elementary School received $6,636.98 after successfully matching the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge II grant, made possible by the Walmart State Giving Foundation, in partnership with the Monett Area Community Foundation and the Ozarks Food Harvest. Click here to read the full story from the Monett Times.
A Big Year for Betterment in Monett
Through a series of grants for local organizations and a focus on planned giving, the Monett Area Community Foundation laid the groundwork in 2011 for what should be a very bright future for the community that straddles the Barry/Lawrence county line.
Among the group’s accomplishments:
The MACF made a five-year commitment to the local YMCA. They’ll grant $5,000 per year (totaling $25,000) to help with the construction of the Monett facility, which is estimated to cost more than $11 million.
“This is certainly a quality-of-life addition for our community,” said MACF President Mark Nelson.
The Barry-Lawrence County Library also received a challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purchase and replacement of approximately 90 computers. Under the challenge, the MACF provided $2,500 and the other area foundations were asked to collectively match that amount to receive the additional funds from the Gates foundation. With the help of the foundations in Mt. Vernon and Aurora, the library received the funds.
The MACF also provided about $1,000 to the City of Monett for the annual fireworks celebration, which happened just after the end of the 2011 fiscal year.
Additionally, CFO awarded $5,000 to the Monett CUB Fund for Monett Public Schools (a component of the Monett Area Community Foundation) for successfully completing the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks to build long-term education funding through philanthropy. Monett raised $10,917 to receive the matching funds from the Cooper Phase II Challenge through CFO’s Rural Schools Partnership. The total of $15,917 is designated for educational endowments.
Funds and Grantmaking
Howard and Dorothy Anderson Education Assistance Fund
Arc of the Ozarks – Monett Fund
Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Monett Fund
# John C. Bounous Fund
Priscilla Bradford Scholarship Fund
CACO – Bennett/Huffmaster Fund
# Tom and Mary Del Clark Memorial Fund
Selina Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund
EFCO Rep Scholarship Fund
First United Methodist of Monett Fund
Freedom and Fireworks Fund
IDF Scholarship Fund
Bill and June Curbow Fund* (unrestricted)
# Gloria June Curbow Charitable Remainder Trust
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kelley Family Charitable Fund
Dayton and Pearl Mackey Fund (a designated fund for Camp Barnabas)
Dayton and Pearl Mackey Donor Advised Fund
Kenneth and Mary McShane Fund
Berniece Medlin Scholarship Fund
Monett Administrative Fund
Monett Area YMCA Endowment Fund
Monett Business and Professional Women Fund
Monett Booster Club Scholarship Fund
Monett Community Fund (unrestricted)
Monett Cub Fund
Monett Elementary School Hunger Challenge Fund
Monett Public Schools Foundation Fund
Monett Youth Empowerment Project Capacity Building Fund
Andrew R. Norton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Marcus O’Hara Spirit Scholarship Fund
Ozark Festival Orchestra Fund
The Patriot Family Capacity Building Scholarship Fund
Pierce City R-IV School Capacity Building Fund
Pierce City R-IV School Endowment Fund
Pierce City R-IV School Scholarship Fund
Purdy Recycling Project Youth Empowerment Fund
Purdy Renewal Project Fund
Sinclair and Jane Rogers Scholarship Fund
Karen Sligar Memorial Scholarship Fund
Van Eaton Family Foundation
Wallace Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund
Witt Family Charitable Fund
*Established as an at-large fund of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks
# Denotes that this is a Legacy Fund, established by bequest.
Gloria June Curbow**