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Douglas County Community Foundation

Douglas County Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving Douglas County.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on July 3, 2003, Douglas County Community Foundation has distributed more than $544,252 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $1,044,083 as of June 30, 2023.

Our Leadership

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Michelle Bristol, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Michelle Bristol, President
  • Diana Middleton, Vice President/Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bock
  • Bill Henry
  • Jennifer Horn
  • Anne Leonard
  • Dick Salgado
  • Kim Woods

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Meet the board —

Front row: Jennifer Horn, Michelle Bristol, Kimberly Woods

Back row: Steve Sellers, Dick Salgado, Diana Middleton, Elizabeth Bock

Douglas County Community Foundation awards Coover Regional Recovery Grants

May 20, 2021 — The Douglas County Community Foundation has awarded total grants of $10,000 to six 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 Douglas County 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 Douglas County Community Foundation awarded its Coover Regional Recovery Grants to:

  • Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Jr.: $2,000 for operational support
  • Ava Citizens Action League: $2,000 for operational support
  • Douglas County Community Health Assistance Resources Team: $1,000 for operational support of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce; and $2,000 for operation support of Discover the Ozarks
  • Heart of the Hills Food Harvest: $1,000 for operational support
  • Options Pregnancy Center of Ava: $1,000 for operational support
  • Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks Inc.: $1,000 for operational support

“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.”

Douglas County Legacy Society

  • Janice C. Lorrain

Leading Locally

Serving needs in largely rural Douglas County

Ava-based affiliate has distributed more than $464,177 since its inception in 2003

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