Meramec Regional Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Meramec region.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the eight-county Meramec region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Meramec Regional Community Foundation is the charitable partner of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission, serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties.

Since our founding on June 4, 2010, Meramec Regional Community Foundation has distributed more than $848,000 back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2,902,480 as of June 30, 2020.

Our Leadership

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Vicki Lange, Chair

Our foundation is led by citizens of our eight-county region.

Vicki Lange, Chair (Osage County)
Randy Becht (Pulaski County)
Gary Brown (Dent County)
Cindy Merx (Washington County)
Deborah Henderson (Maries County)
Wendy Young (Phelps County)
Vacancy (Crawford County)
Vacancy (Gasconade County)
Greg Harris (MRCF at-large)
Ray Walden (MRPC at-large)
Steve Vogt (MRPC at-large)
Bonnie Prigge, MRPC Executive Director (at-large)

Maria Bancroft, Foundation Coordinator

Meramec Regional Legacy Society

  • Shawn and Maria Bancroft
  • Richard and Jeanne Cavender
  • Lucia Flaim
  • Mike* and Virgie Mahan
  • Stephen and Joanne Zap



The Rolla Mission Capital Fund

Koch-Lange Family Scholarship Fund

Dalton Newton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Woessner Foundation

Carolyn Holt Education Fund

Shirley Andrews Memorial Fund

Ozark Actors Theatre Endowment Fund

Dr. Henry and Laura Antolak Charitable Fund

Dent County Disaster Relief Fund

Mae, Grace and George Bacon Scholarship Fund

Newburg Community Grantmaking Endowment Fund

Gasconade County Disaster Relief Fund

Crawford County Disaster Relief Fund


Groves Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Community Partnership Fund

Belle Lions Club Memorial Scholarship in memory of David R. Sassmann Fund

Phelps County Senior Center Fund

Meramec Regional Community Foundation Capacity Building Fund

Caledonia Alumni Fund

The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center Fund

Osage County Disaster Relief Fund

Meramec Regional Community Foundation Community Grantmaking Fund

Cole-Mahan Scholarship Fund

Jean Henry Fund

Party/Butler Family Scholarship Fund

Ted and Edna Leffler Scholarship Fund

The Claude and Irene Morgan Scholarship Fund

Meramec Regional Planning Commission Capacity Fund

CASA of South Central Missouri Capacity Fund

Maries County R-II Archery Club Scholarship Fund

Richard and Jeanne Cavender Scholarship for Public Service

Maries County R-2 Project Graduation Fund

Casa Endowment Fund

Maries County Disaster Relief Fund

Linda Clift Memorial Fund

Maries County R-II School Foundation Community Scholarship Fund

Hope Alliance Fund

Maries County R-2 PTO Scholarship Fund

Kaeding-Winter Scholarship Fund

Rolla Area Animal Shelter Building Fund (S.A.V.E.)

Rolla Nutrition Site Fund

The Ruth and Gene Ridenhour MD Scholarship Fund 2

Phelps County Disaster Relief Fund

The Ruth and Gene Ridenhour MD Scholarship Fund

Pulaski County Disaster Relief Fund

Rolla Area Animal Shelter Endowment Fund (S.A.V.E.)

Rotary Club of Pulaski County Giving Fund

Phelps County PHA Capacity Building Fund

Schierloh Family Fund for Maries County R-II Schools

Route 66 Neon Park Development Fund

Schierloh Family Fund for State Technical College of Missouri

Alan D. and Yvonne L. Skouby Scholarship Fund

Washington County Disaster Relief Fund

Washington County Partnership Fund

Vichy Fire Department Fund

Our Nonprofit Partners

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