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Nixa Community Foundation

Nixa Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of Nixa.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on Nov. 18, 1993, Nixa Community Foundation has distributed more than $5 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2,477,492 as of June 30, 2023.

Our Leadership

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Jimmy Liles, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

  • Jimmy Liles, President
  • Cledas Manuel, Vice President
  • Paul Johns, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Cami Jenkins
  • Callie Linville
  • Bill Petrus
  • Freddie Young
  • Noah Chavez, Advisory Board Member
  • Mark McGeehee, Advisory Board Member
  • Ashlee Radford, Advisory Board Member
  • Brian Steele, Advisory Board Member
  • Chris Thomas, Advisory Board Member
  • Janice White, Advisory Board Member
  • Katy St. Clair, foundation coordinator

Leading Locally

The CFO’s first affiliate enters 30th year of philanthropic service

The legacy of the Nixa Community Foundation comes through in years, but also in lives. Since its founding in 1993, the work of the CFO’s first regional affiliate has grown through the time and energy of locals, some with longstanding connections to the area, who chose to invest in a new idea. That success helped pave the way for a list that now includes more than 50 local affiliate foundations in communities across central and southern Missouri.

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City of Nixa partners with Nixa Community Foundation to distribute ARPA funds

Feb. 15, 2022 — Applications are now open for $30,000 in grant funding for nonprofits serving the Nixa community. On Feb. 14, Nixa City Council approved a partnership with the Nixa Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to administer grantmaking for the funds received by the City through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

“The City of Nixa is proud to make $30,000 of the funds provided to the city through ARPA available to area nonprofits through this grant program,” says Nixa Mayor Brian Steele. “We thank the Nixa Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for administering this grant program on the city’s behalf to benefit Nixa citizens as they continue to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. We look forward to seeing the impact these grant funds can make to help our neighbors.”

The Nixa ARPA Funds Grantmaking Program is intended to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nixa residents. Applicants must use the awarded grant funds to benefit or serve residents of the City of Nixa. Agencies may apply for up to $10,000, and only 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies are eligible to apply for grants.

Eligible nonprofits can begin the application process at The deadline to apply is 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Following the application process, the Nixa Community Foundation will select grant recipients.

In awarding grants, the Nixa Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

For general questions about the grant program, please contact Nixa City Administrator Jimmy Liles at or 417-725-3785. For technical questions about the grant application process, please contact Bridget Dierks at, Ashley Fleming at or call 417-864-6199.

Nixa Legacy Society

  • Mitch Callicott
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Jess Graham
  • Paul W. Johns
  • Betty Ann Rogers*
  • Mark Sellenriek*
  • Brian and Deanna Steele
  • Chris and Regina Thomas
  • Marc Truby
  • Sharon Whitehill
  • Freddie and Melissa Young


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