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Bolivar Area Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the communities of Bolivar and Polk County.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Bolivar and Polk County through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on April 4, 2003, Bolivar Area Community Foundation has distributed more than $3.6 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $4,220,517 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

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Kelly Parson, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Kelly Parson, President
Lindsey Godfrey, Vice President
Debbie McQuay, Secretary
Kevin Cribbs, Treasurer
Dan Bunch
Dorothy Isdell
Lou Thelen Kemp
Betty Lemons
Julie Routh

Bolivar Area Legacy Society

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Ruby Ayla Griffin Scholarship Fund

Polk County Tech Scholarship Fund

Polk County Engineering/Geological Scholarship Fund

EAH Cash Fund

EAH Market Fund

Cash Douglas Cable Charitable Fund

Price Baker Walden Memorial Fund

Zion Lutheran Church Ministerial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Zion Lutheran Church Ministerial Scholarship Fund

James A. and June York Memorial Fund

Service Oriented Aviation Readiness Fund

Donald and Cheryl Sliffe Family Fund

Dale and Carol Sechler Scholarship Fund

Henry and Mary DeShazo Family and Community Fund

Sandra York Woods Family Fund

Protect the Farm Scholarship Fund

Paul and Brenda Long Family Fund (Bolivar)

Hickory Grove Cemetery Association Benson Euliss Memorial Fund

Mt. Olive Cemetery Association Fund

Neal and Laura DeShazo Family and Community Fund

Coach Charles “Hoss” McCallister Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bolivar Area Community Foundation Grantmaking Fund

Polk County House of Hope Fund

Care to Learn - Bolivar Fund

Jesse and Elsie Lower Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bolivar Real Estate Fund

North Ward Museum Endowment Fund

Crossroads Pet Breeders Charitable Fund

Hickory Grove Cemetery Association RF and Ruth Anderson Memorial Fund

Abundance Ministries Fund

Polk County Habitat for Humanity Fund

Hope for Tomorrow Fund

John Playter Rotary Park Fund

Community Outreach Ministries Endowment Fund

Polk County Genealogical Society Capacity Building Fund

Ronald and Lou Thelen Kemp Family and Community Fund

Salvation Army - Springfield Designated Fund

BACF Capacity Fund

Russ and Betty Lemons Family and Community Fund

Bolivar School Alumni Association Capacity Building Fund

Polk County Library Capacity Building Fund

Bolivar Area Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Polk County Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund

Bolivar Care to Learn Endowment Fund

Polk County Genealogical Society Endowment Fund

Polk County Fair Association Derald Isdell Memorial Fund

Polk County Library Endowment Fund

Leonard and Billie K. Rader Fund

Southwest Baptist University Organizational Endowment Fund

Hickory Grove Cemetery Endowment Fund

Halfway Youth Empowerment Fund

Halfway R-III Academic Enrichment Fund

Our Nonprofit Partners

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