Joplin Regional Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Joplin region.

Our Mission

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Joplin Regional Community Foundation serves Joplin, Carl Junction and Webb City. Our mission: To build and lead a better community through collaboration and charitable giving.

Since our founding on Dec. 16, 2006, we have distributed more nearly $45 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $11,788,886 as of June 30, 2020.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Chuck Brown, President
Jane Cage, Vice President
Sandie Morgan, Secretary
Keenan Cortez
Chris Dumm
Gary Duncan
Tom Franz
Kevin Greim
Susan Satterlee
Logan Stanley
Scott Vorhees
Bryan Vowels
Terry Wachter
Roger Wrestler

Pete Ramsour, Foundation Coordinator

Two grant rounds provide $160,000 from Joplin Regional Community Foundation

April 13, 2021 — Grant applications for a total of $160,000 are now being accepted by the Joplin Regional Community Foundation in two separate rounds. Three $50,000 grants are available from the JRCF’s Philanthropic Society, while $10,000 is available through the Coover Regional Recovery Program for pandemic-related needs.

Safe Joplin, Well Joplin, Ready Joplin

The JRCF’s Philanthropic Society is a group of Joplin-area community members with a mission to provide high-impact grants to address red-flag issues. For this year’s grantmaking, the Philanthropic Society has defined safety, wellness and readiness as its priorities, with a single $50,000 grant available for each category:

  • Safe Joplin: Priority given to projects to reduce violence, property crime and child abuse
  • Well Joplin: Priority given to projects to improve public health and access to healthcare
  • Ready Joplin: Priority given to projects to increase preschool enrollment in the area

The Philanthropic Society was formed by JRCF in 2018 to respond to emerging community needs by making a significant charitable impact. The group is comprised of members who donate at least $2,000 in annual dues to the JRCF Philanthropic Society Fund. Over the past two years, the Philanthropic Society has awarded $225,000 to nonprofits serving Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction.

“The Philanthropic Society looks favorably on grant requests that lay out a plan to find innovative and collaborative solutions that address these issues within Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction,” said Pete Ramsour, foundation coordinator for the JRCF.

The deadline for applications is 11:45 p.m., Monday, April 26. To begin the application process, go to Organizations with 501(c)3 nonprofit or equivalent IRS status, such as civic, educational or faith-based groups, may apply.

Finalists will be notified and given instructions on the next phase of the program by Friday, May 14. Recipients will be announced in late June. To begin the application process, go to

Coover Regional Recovery Program

To support recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations with 501(c)3 nonprofit or equivalent IRS status, such as civic, educational or faith-based groups, are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding through the Coover Regional Recovery Program, supported by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation.

The Coover Regional Grantmaking Program is a partnership between the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Commerce Trust Company. The JRCF successfully applied for the 2021 Coover Regional Recovery Grant Program for funding to re-grant to nonprofits in their communities.

“One of the primary goals of the Coover Charitable Grantmaking program is to be flexible to respond to high-priority needs in our region,” said Jill Reynolds, senior vice president at Commerce Trust Company. “The nonprofit community has worked tirelessly over the past year to help residents cope with the wide range of issues created by the pandemic. We are pleased to work with CFO Affiliate leaders who are well positioned to identify local needs and the organizations responding to them.”

The application period opens Monday, April 19. The deadline for applications is 11:45 p.m., Sunday, May 9. To begin the application process, go to

For questions regarding either grant program, contact Nancy Good at For questions regarding the online application process, contact Bridget Dierks.

Joplin Regional Legacy Society

  • Jane Cage
  • Michelle Ducre
  • John and Nancy Good
  • Lisa Knutzen
  • Steve Lawver (Carl Junction Community Center)
  • Ann Leach
  • Sandra J. and Henry G. Morgan
  • Pete Ramsour
  • Marty & Lori Smith


William A. Sorrick Family Fund

FPC Joplin Fund

Children's Focus Fund

Davidson Family Fund

Mark and Tatiana Graham Family Charitable Fund

Jose and Leah De Hoyos Charitable Fund

Cowger Family Scholarship Fund


Lafayette House Capacity Fund

Joplin, MO Police Department - JPD Designated Fund

Cornell Complex Campaign Fund

Sandie Morgan Bequest Fund

Cloyd Carlin Charitable Fund

Building Bridges Joplin Endowment Fund

Vowels Family Fund

Joplin, MO Police Department K-9 Unit Designated Fund

ASCENT Recovery Fund

Endangered Properties Program Fund

Jane Cage Bequest Fund

Russ and Suzy Alcorn Charitable Fund

Joplin Youth Council Fund

BGCSWMO Growing Great Futures Endowment Fund

Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action Cash Fund

Community Clinic Women and Children’s Health Fund

Solace House Endowment Fund

Creative Learning Alliance Fund

Community Clinic Women and Children’s Health Fund

Graham Family Fund

LovinGrace Endowment Fund

Jasper County CASA Endowment Fund

MSSU Scholarship Fund

Great Futures Endowment Fund

LovinGrace Fund

Joplin NALA Endowment Fund

Joplin Globe’s Human Fund

Flanagan Foundation Fund

LifeChoices Endowment Fund

Joplin Workshops Inc. Fund

Will Norton Memorial Scholarship Fund

M and V Gray Family Fund

The Morgan Fund

Joplin Family YMCA Fund

P and T Foundation

Friends of Joplin High School Fund

Long Game Fund

Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action Fund

Empire Market Fund

College Heights Christian School Endowment Fund

Lovely Ladies Legacy Fund

The Duane and Edith Lawellin Legacy Fund of Southwest Missouri

Cheri Patrice Young Dawson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Connect2Culture Cornell CLUT Fund

Morgan NALA Fund

Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance Fund

Gary and Suzy Duncan Fund

Building Bridges Fund

Morgan Family Scholarship Fund

Jasper County CASA Fund

Empire District Employee Assistance Fund


Big Brothers Big Sisters (Jasper/Newton County) Fund

Ike’s Family and Community Fund

EaglePicher Employee Benevolence Fund

Carl Junction Educational Foundation Fund

Bright Futures Joplin Fund

Browne Family Foundation

1772 Fund

Kelly Jo Brookshire One Love Fund

Sharon and Lance Beshore Spiva Center for the Arts Fund

Leland Browne Life Insurance Fund

Bright Futures Carl Junction Endowment Fund

Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri Capacity Fund

Bright Futures Joplin Snack Pack Fund

Community Clinic of SWMO Endowment Fund

Sharon and Lance Beshore Connect2Culture Fund

Community Support Services of Missouri Endowment Fund

Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Fund

Joplin Regional Community Foundation Capacity Fund

Jerry and Sharon Berkstresser Fund

Connect2Culture Capital Fund

Ducre Family Lagniappe Fund

Community Support Services of Missouri Fund

Aspire of SWMO Endowment Fund

Connect2Culture Operations Fund

Aspire Scholarship Program Fund

JRMSA - Dental School Fund

Leon and Sue Billingsly Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jasper Products - Stremicks Heritage Foods Employee Benefit Fund

Hope Park-Dreams District Fund

Joplin Humane Society Endowment Fund

Joplin Humane Society Fund

JRCF Philanthropic Society Fund

Hope is Here Fund

Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity Fund

Jeany and Tom Franz Charitable Fund

Realtors’ Benevolence Fund

Humphreys Legacy Fund

Jumpstart Kids Fund

Joplin R-VIII School Foundation Fund

Koelkebeck Family Fund

Joplin South Middle School Youth Empowerment Fund

Crosslines- Joplin Hunger Challenge Fund

Brooke H. Russell Memorial Fund

PREP Joplin Fund

Philippians 4:19 Fund

Pro Musica Capacity Fund

Redings Mill Volunteer Fire Protection Endowment Fund

Satterlee Family Charitable Fund

Steve and Susan Satterlee Fund for Joplin Schools Foundation Grants of Education Excellence

Solace House of the Ozarks Fund

Connect2Culture Endowment Fund

Saint Paul United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

Tri State Motor Transit Co. Employees Benevolence Fund

TSACA Continuing Education Fund

TSACA Reserve Fund

Wildcat Glades Friends Group Fund

Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center Fund

Troy and Susan Hill Fund

Watered Gardens Capacity Fund

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