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Carthage Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of Carthage.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on May 24, 1999, Carthage Community Foundation has distributed more than $10,418,383 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $13,566,514 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of the community.

  • Stephanie Howard, President
  • John Nicholas, Vice President
  • Delores Honey, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jessica Andrews Adams
  • Amy Cole
  • Andrew Jordan
  • Danny Lambeth
  • Kate Lasley
  • Kristi Montague
  • Jay Thompson
  • Bren Flanigan
  • Susan Coy
  • Bill Putnam Jr., Advisory Board Member
  • Jeff Williams, Advisory Board Member
  • Chanti Beckham, Foundation Coordinator

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Carthage Community Foundation’s Giving Circle

Learn more on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the CW&E Community Room.

What is the Giving Circle?

A group of individuals that donates an annual contribution of $365 per member to a charity or community project in Carthage for a larger community impact.

Who decides on the recipient of the gift?

The group does! They come together at an annual awareness “party” and vote on where the collective gift should be distributed.

How much commitment is involved?

A dollar a day gift is the commitment, everyone gets a vote. If you choose, you can submit to be on the leadership committee that decides on the list of projects that are included for consideration to receive the gift. All members are encouraged to invite friends to join.

Where does my money go?

Carthage Community Foundation will create a fund that holds the annual contributions for the Giving Circle until the annual awareness “party.” Once the circle determines the nonprofit to receive the gift, the gift is distributed, zeroing out the account and the next year’s contributions grow the fund for the next year.

Who should join the group?

The goal is to get our community excited about giving. People aged 20-50 sometimes don’t know where or how to give back or don’t think that their gift will be impactful. We hope that this group spurs excitement about giving back to the community by seeing the effects of a collective, larger gift.

Carthage Legacy Society

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kevin and Sandi Checkett
  • Amy and Chad Cole
  • Darren and Heather Collier
  • Robert and Rebecca* Copeland
  • Pat and Judy Goff
  • Steven and Cynthia Head
  • Jim and Delores Honey
  • Kenneth Johnson*
  • Donald and Gloria LaFerla
  • Daniel and Mary Pat Lambeth
  • Kristi Montague
  • Samuel R. Morrow Jr.*
  • Marilyn R. Nicholas*
  • Mike, Lee and Emma Pound
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Putnam, Jr.
  • Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison *
  • Patrick Scott
  • Dr.* and Mrs.* W. Russell Smith
  • Jane C. Trogdon
  • Jeffrey A. Williams
  • Virginia Esterly*
  • Jim and Delores Honey



Betsy K. and David B. Flanigan Fund

Darren and Heather Collier Family Fund

Wright-Powers-Winchester Family Scholarship Fund

Peggy Ralston Fund

Boots Court Foundation Fund

Ross Family Scholarship Fund

Ruth I. Kolpin Family Donor-Advised Fund

Joe Lyon and Mariann Morgan Fund

Eckels Charitable Trust

Jim and Delores Honey Family Fund

Carthage Area United Way Capacity Fund

Chip and Sara Wright - CSF Fund

Dan Armstrong Legacy Foundation

GRO Carthage Fund

Steve and Cindy Head Charitable Fund

OU Club of SWMO Fund

JMD Giving Fund

Paul and Cathy Hauser Family Fund

Nellie M. and Steven C. Piper Family Foundation

Nellie M. and Steven C. Piper Foundation for Shriners Hospital

Hands to Work Hearts to God Scholarship Fund

Montague McDaniel Pay It Forward Fund

W. Robert Corley Fund for MSSU

Mark and Stephanie Williams Family and Community Fund

The Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts created by the Missouri Southern International Piano Comp.

Vision Carthage Capacity Building Fund

Dr. W. Russell and Betty R. Smith Family Foundation Fund

The Thelma Stanley Jayhawk Scholarship Fund

St. Luke’s Nursing Center Endowment Fund

St. Luke’s Nursing Center Capacity Building Fund

Thelma M. Stanley Scholarship for Education

Stone’s Throw Theater Henry Heckert Memorial Endowment Fund

Patrick and Julia Scott Family and Community Fund

SWMO Coalition Against Human Trafficking Fund

HERE4Carthage Fund

Guthrie Gilmore Fund

Colossians 3:17 Fund

Danny and Sarah Ross Family and Community Fund

The John O. Phelps and Carolyn B. Phelps Charitable Fund

Richard T. Mansfield Memorial Fund, an endowment fund for Grace Episcopal Church

Carthage Rotary Club Charitable Fund

Carthage Public Library Fund

Historic Phelps House Preservation Endowment Fund

Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund

Carthage Rotary Scholarship

Curtis Rex Carter Applied Science Scholarship Fund

Marlin and Jean Pinnell Annual Scholarship Fund

Freund Charitable Remainder Trust Fund

Doris and Ken Johnson Memorial Fund

Pat and Judy Goff Memorial Fund

Hall of Carthage Heroes Fund

Carthage Area United Way Legacy Fund

Episcopal Youth Group of Carthage Endowment Fund

The W. Robert Corley Family Fund

Gregg and Sheila Galbraith Donor Advised Fund

Carthage Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

Earl and Marilyn Nicholas Charitable Fund

J. Ross and Maryetta E. White Memorial Fund

Carthage Historic Preservation Fund

The Carthage Crosslines Fund

Darren and Heather Collier Family Designated Fund

The Henrietta Hedge Memorial Fund

Carthage Historic Preservation Society Capacity Building Fund

Fair Acres Family YMCA Inc. Fund

George and Geraldine Beimdiek Memorial Fund

Earl and Marilyn Nicholas Endowment Fund

Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Repair and Replacement Fund

Marsh Family Foundation Food and Nutrition Fund

Darren and Heather Collier Family Field of Interest Fund

Leggett & Platt We Rise Fund

The W. Robert Corley Fund

Marsh Family Foundation Fund

Richard D. Campbell Family Fund

Missouri Botanical Garden Fund

City of Carthage Beautification Fund

Dorthadean Moorman Memorial Fund

Carthage Crisis Center Long Term Operations Fund

Kenneth and Addean Mac Arthur Trust Fund

Cash Moore Foundation

Jean S. Morrow and Samuel R. Morrow Jr. Memorial Fund

Carthage Arts Council Fund

McCune-Brooks Health Care Foundation Fund

Carthage Crisis Center Endowment Fund

Dr. William B. McIntyre Scholarship Fund

Carthage Community Foundation Capacity Building Fund

Amy and Chad Cole Family Fund

Carthage Library Development Foundation Endowment Fund

artCentral Capacity Fund

The Carthage Fund

Art Feeds Carthage Endowment Fund

Carthage Youth Empowerment Project Fund

Steve and Mary Jean Beimdiek Family and Community Fund

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Organization Fund

Bright Futures Carthage Fund

Betsy Pauly Memorial Fund

Jasper County 1895 Courthouse Preservation Fund

The LaFerla Family Fund

Danny and Mary Pat Lambeth Family Fund

The Hough Fund

Jasper County Courthouse Capacity Building Fund

Kellogg Lake Nature Center and Preserve Capacity Building Fund

Quigley Jasper County Christian Athlete Scholarship Fund

Glenn J. and Mary K. James Designated Fund

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