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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 $4.4 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2,541,327 as of June 30, 2022.

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
  • Chris Russell
  • Freddie Young

Advisory Board

  • Mitch Callicott
  • Leigh Hall
  • Mark McGeehee
  • William Petrus
  • Brian Steele
  • Chris Thomas
  • Janice White
  • Sharon Whitehill

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



Steele Family Fund

Freddie and Melissa Young Family Fund

Nixa Arts Council Fund

Nixa Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund

Steven Moore Nixa Eagles Memorial Fund

Shaffer & Hines Corporate Unrestricted Fund

Shane Whitehill Family Memorial Fund

Nixa Skate Park Fund

Children’s Smile Center Fund: Nixa

Nixa Sucker Day/Rex Harp Scholarship Fund

Edna B. Wasson Family Fund

Pansy Wasson Memorial Fund

Claude E. and Etta Grace Hilton Fund

Glenn and Irene Ball Scholarship Fund

McCroskey Family Fund

Jess J. Graham Fund

Bricks & Mortar Fund

Nixa Youth Empowerment Program Capacity Building Fund

Mack Road Memorial Fund

Nixa Fire District/Local 3904 Nixa Shop Unrestricted Fund

Ozark Bank Fund (Nixa)

Nixa Education Foundation Endowment Fund

Logan Middleton Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund

Julie Wilson Memorial Fund

Bob Massengale Community Improvement Fund

Nixa Education Foundation Fund

Least of These Endowment Fund

Koenigsfeld Family Foundation

Care to Learn - Nixa Fund

Nixa School District Teachers and Employees Fund

Least of These Capacity Fund

Jackie Johns Memorial Scholarship Fund

Harding Family Foundation Scholarship

Richard Lee Gregg Legacy Fund

Making Hope Fund

Betty Ann Rogers Community Fund

Austin and Leona Dunham Fund

Nixa Fire District/Local 3904 Nixa Shop Fund

Kevin “Cub” Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith Fund

Dorinda’s Dream

Nixa City Employees Fund

Nixa Downtown Revitalization Fund

Nixa Boy Scout Troop 200 Campbell Scholarship Fund

Family Through Faith Ministries Fund

Nixa Area Arts Council Fund

CW Carter Family Fund

Nixa Education Foundation Legacy Fund

Nixa Community Foundation Administrative Fund

The Nixa Fund

Doug Nimmo Scholarship Fund

NEF Celebrates Fund

Peggy Taylor Early Childhood Fund

Callicott Family Fund

Kenneth and Rosale Carter Fund

Bob and Mea Childers Scholarship Fund

Christian County Library Foundation Fund (Nixa)

Christian County Homeless Alliance Fund

Christian County Optimists Club Charitable Fund

Nixa Alumni Century of Learning Scholarship Fund

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