Dent County Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving Dent County.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on December 22, 1999, Dent County Community Foundation has distributed more than $1,366,408 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2,239,229 as of December 31, 2019.

Our Leadership

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Dr. Bernie Sirois, Chair

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Dr. Bernie Sirois, Chair
Joe Brand
Jamie Homeyer
Keith Inman
Alex Sellers
Ray Walden
Genie Zakrzewski

Mary Beth Cook, Foundation Coordinator

Dent County Legacy Society

  • Mary Beth Cook
  • Bernard and Michelle Sirois
  • Genie Zakrzewski


J.L. Coffman Animal Shelter Fund

Salem Schools Project Graduation Fund

The F. Joe Crosswhite Math and Science Award Fund

South Central Missouri Polled Hereford Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dent County Community Foundation Impact 100 Fund

Class of 2016 Adam Miller/Sarah Batstone Memorial Scholarship

Craig Family Donor Advised Fund

Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center Fund

GRO Salem Fund

Luke 10:37 Fund

Dent County Community Foundation Fund

Salem Arts Council Fund

Missouri Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Fund

Salem Public Schools Alumni Association Fund

Salem Civic Theater Fund

Dent County Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Chilton Oil Scholarship Fund

Dent County Museum Endowment Fund

Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center Endowment Fund

Dent County Museum Capacity Building Fund

Bonebrake Center of Nature and History Endowment Fund

Whitmire Family Fund

Salem R80 Choir Fund

Salem R-80 Building and Construction Trades Fund

Dorman L. Steelman Memorial Scholarship Fund

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