Bourbon Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of Bourbon.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on October 3, 2003, Bourbon Community Foundation has distributed more than $64,170 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $106,259 as of June 30, 2020.

Our Leadership

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Mary Heywood, President

Our foundation is led by members of the community.

Mary Heywood, President
Alice Bremer, Vice President
Carol Hofstetter, Treasurer
Becky Turner, Secretary
Randy Bremer
Barbara Condren
Jerry Crump
Mike Delashmit
Jim Smith

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Bourbon Community Foundation awards Coover Regional Recovery Grants

May 25, 2021 — The Bourbon Community Foundation has awarded total grants of $10,000 to five nonprofit agencies for recovery needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants are made possible by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, managed by Commerce Trust Company in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The Bourbon Community Foundation is one of 30 CFO affiliate foundations to receive Coover grant funding this year and chose to use its award to hold a community recovery grant round for eligible nonprofits.

The Bourbon Community Foundation awarded its Coover Regional Recovery Grants to:

  • Bourbon Boosters: $2,000 to support community relief and betterment
  • Bourbon Economic Development Group: $2,000 for operational support
  • Bourbon Park Board: $2,000 for play equipment
  • Bourbon Youth Athletic Association: $2,000 to support the sports complex
  • Crawford County R-I School District: $2,000 for the "Breath of Fresh Air" project

“One of the benefits of the CFO’s affiliate network is the ability of local leaders to make decisions in the best interests of their own communities,” said Jill Reynolds, senior vice president at Commerce Trust. “Using leaders across rural Missouri to award Coover Charitable Foundation grant dollars has contributed to this partnership’s success in distributing more than $7 million since 2002.”

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