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 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 Manager

Joplin Regional Community Foundation shares $20,000 grant for COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Oct. 20, 2021 — Because of their efforts to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in Jasper County, the Carthage Community Foundation, the Joplin Regional Community Foundation and the Sarcoxie Community Foundation have won a $20,000 challenge grant through the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative. From July 26 to Sept. 20, the percentage of Jasper County residents ages 12 and up to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine increased by 8.7%.

Regional affiliate foundations of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks opted in on behalf of a single county to participate in the program. The CFO tracked data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for each county to determine the winners.

With the highest overall increase in vaccination rates, Jasper County CFO affiliates — Carthage Community Foundation, Joplin Regional Community Foundation, and the Sarcoxie Community Foundation — won the overall grant prize. In Carthage, the CCF largely used its Facebook page to spread word about vaccination opportunities in their community. CCF board members and staff also shared opportunities on their personal Facebook accounts, if they had one. Additionally, CCF board members promoted those vaccination opportunities at various local meetings, including the nonprofit network GRO Carthage and through other boards they each volunteer to serve. During the grant challenge’s eight-week period, Joplin was the first city in the state to cross the 50% fully vaccinated threshold.

The prize is an unrestricted grant, which the CCF, the JRCF and the SCF can use for their own community grantmaking. The CFO announced the winners of the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative during its annual Affiliate Appreciation Conference on Oct. 7.

The Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative was supported by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, managed by Commerce Trust Company. The CFO and the Coover Charitable Foundation have partnered since 2002 to award more than $7 million through grantmaking programs, particularly targeted to rural Missouri. The Coover Charitable Foundation is also a key contributor to the CFO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

“Congratulations to the Carthage Community Foundation, the Joplin Regional Community Foundation and the Sarcoxie Community Foundation, and the great communities that they represent,” said Jill Reynolds, senior vice president at Commerce Trust. “We applaud the leadership of the foundation board members to make their communities safer and take steps towards putting this pandemic behind us.”

The Cassville Community Foundation, Monett Area Community Foundation, Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Jacks Fork Community Foundation, and Community Foundation of the Hermann Area also received challenge grants through the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative for their efforts in their local communities. The program featured a total of $60,000 in challenge grants for winning affiliates.

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

Funds

Fostering Hope Capital Campaign

Fostering Hope Endowment Fund

Gene and Laurie Delano Charitable Fund

FPC Joplin Capital Campaign Fund

The Alliance Endowment Fund

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

EIDL 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

CJEDU 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

EastTown 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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