Connecting passion with purpose to support giving in our region since 1973.

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Enhancing the quality of life in communities across central and southern Missouri.

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We help individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by facilitating charitable giving, scholarships and grantmaking.

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What
We Do

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Our services streamline giving and grantmaking to use charitable resources effectively.

Donors like Sandra and Doug Thomason of Clinton use the CFO to help them support interests close to their hearts.

For the Thomasons, that includes a scholarship named for their grandson, Gunner, to support students on the autism spectrum.

Our Impact

The CFO has returned more than $400 million in grants and distributions since its 1973 founding.

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Community builders set up funds to raise money for projects like the renovation of the historic Timmons Temple.

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Nonprofit agencies use the CFO to hold and invest their assets so they can focus on providing their valuable services.

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The CFO anchors a network of regional affiliate foundations so volunteer leaders can promote local philanthropy.

Events

Oct. 23: The Philanthropy Summit

Exploring what’s possible when philanthropy works alongside community development.

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