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Monett Area Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Monett area.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on Sept. 3, 1998, Monett Area Community Foundation has distributed more than $3.7 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $4,162,021 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Beth Nation, President
Brad Ridenour, Vice President
Alexandria Severs, Secretary
Kara Tinklepaugh, Treasurer
Keith McCracken
Suzette Huntress
Ryan Nestleroad
Brian Smith
Robin Walker
Renee Swearingen
Nikki Weber
Anita Prow
Jack Williams
Dr. Mark Drake
Emily Mettlach, Foundation Coordinator

Leading Locally

Monett Area Community Foundation marks quarter-century of serving the community

The MACF was formed in September 1998. Since that time, the affiliate has distributed more than $3.7 million to improve the lives of those in the area.

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Monett Area Community Foundation shares $10,000 grant for COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Oct. 20, 2021 — Because of their efforts to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in Barry County, the Monett Area Community Foundation and the Cassville Community Foundation have won a $10,000 challenge grant through the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative. From July 26 to Sept. 20, the percentage of Barry County residents ages 12 and up to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine increased by 8.6%.

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.

At the Cassville Community Foundation’s first fundraiser for 2021, held in August, CCF President Chad Johnson updated the crowd on the Coover Regional Vaccination Initiative and its parameters. The board also provided residents with information about local vaccination schedules at area businesses, including which vaccines would be administered.

The prize is an unrestricted grant, which the MACF and CCF 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 Monett Area Community Foundation and the Cassville 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 Carthage Community Foundation, Joplin Regional Community Foundation, Sarcoxie 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.

Monett Area Legacy Society

  • Mark Brownsberger
  • Gloria June Curbow*
  • Patricia W. Hall
  • Mark E. Nelson



Walker Family Fund

Deruyter's Schenken Fund

Clark Center Fund

Monett School District Scholarship Fund

Greg Huse Endowment Fund

Waymark Fund

Dot and Whitey Mettlach Foundation Fund

Russ Moreland Memorial Scholarship Fund

Monett Hub Project Fund

Mike and Marty Scabarozi Fund

McBeagle Sharing Fund

Monett Area Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund

Jerry D. And Patricia W. Hall Family Fund

Burl Fowler Stadium Turf Project Fund

Monett Youth in Agriculture Boosters Fund


Priscilla Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund

CACO - Bennett/Huffmaster Fund

City of Monett Animal Shelter Fund

EFCO Sales Rep Scholarship

Monett Area YMCA Endowment Fund

Arc of the Ozarks - Monett Fund

Garrett Family Fund

Ozark Festival Orchestra Fund

Blessings Forward Scholarship Fund

Kenneth and Mary McShane Fund

Jerry D. and Patricia W. Hall Family Unrestricted Fund

Andrew R. Norton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Devon and Chelsea Bennett Charitable Fund

Monett Community Fund

Jerry D. Hall Computer Science/Technology Fund

The Patriot Family Capacity Building Scholarship Fund

Barry-Lawrence County Development Center Facility Fund

First United Methodist of Monett Fund

Leon and Norma Hilton Scholarship for Agricultural Studies

PCHS Scholarship Fund

John C. Bounous Fund

Monett Booster Club Scholarship Fund

Howard and Dorothy Anderson Education Assistance Fund

Monett Administrative Fund

Bill and June Curbow Fund

Southwest Missouri Lutheran High School Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Monett Fund

Monett Youth Empowerment Project Capacity Building Fund

100+ Women Who Care - Monett and Surrounding Area Fund

Monett Historical Society Fund

Rusty and Regina Bowsher Family Fund

Berniece Medlin Scholarship Fund

Pierce City R-VI School Endowment Fund

Monett Festival of Lights Fund

Pierce City R-VI School Capacity Building Fund

Monett Cub Fund

Purdy Renewal Project Fund

Schallert Real Estate Fund

Purdy Recycling Project Youth Empowerment Fund

Schallert Family Fund

Sinclair and Jane Rogers Scholarship Fund

ROHI Monett Fund

Paul and Lois Kaiser Charitable Trust Fund

Kaiser Family Foundation

Kelley Family Charitable Remainder Trust

IDF (Monett) Scholarship Fund

Wallace Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Van Eaton Family Foundation

Witt Family Charitable Fund

Karen Sligar Memorial Scholarship Fund

Linn Thornton Christmas Fund

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