Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving communities in Ste. Genevieve County.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Ste. Genevieve County through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and encouraging philanthropy.

Since our founding on April 4, 2003, Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation has distributed more than $4 million back to the community. The foundation's goal is to serve as a “ready made” tax-exempt foundation, or charity, for people who wish to contribute money or property for the lasting benefit of the people and communities of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.

Our Leadership

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Sandra Cabot, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Sandra Cabot, President
Chris Kertz, Treasurer
Dick Greminger
Don Heil
Ron Inman
Thomas Keim
Russell Loida
Robert Mueller
Rod Scherer

Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation awards Coover Regional Recovery Grants

June 16, 2021 — The Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation has awarded total grants of $10,000 to three nonprofit agencies for recovery needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants are made possible by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, managed by Commerce Trust Company in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The SGCCF is one of 30 CFO affiliate foundations to receive Coover grant funding this year and chose to use its award to hold a community recovery grant round for eligible nonprofits.

The SGCCF awarded its Coover Regional Recovery Grants to:

  • Heavenly Hope: $6,000 for operational support
  • Ste. Genevieve County Health Department: $2,000 for operational support
  • Ste. Genevieve Volunteer Fire Department: $2,000 to support its COVID-19 EMS response

“One of the benefits of the CFO’s affiliate network is the ability of local leaders to make decisions in the best interests of their own communities,” said Jill Reynolds, senior vice president at Commerce Trust. “Using leaders across rural Missouri to award Coover Charitable Foundation grant dollars has contributed to this partnership’s success in distributing more than $7 million since 2002.”

Available Grants

Grant applications for the 2021 Community Development Fund grant program must be received at the Ste. Genevieve courthouse by 4 p.m. on Feb. 5 to be considered for the 2021 CDF grant review cycle. New grant applications are also being accepted for the Economic Development Fund grant program. Eligible grant applicants include government entities and federal 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving the residents and communities of Ste. Genevieve County.

Both the CDF and EDF grant funds are associated with the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation and have been made possible through an annual donation by Holcim (US) Inc., Ste. Genevieve Plant. Grant applications may be obtained at the Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse or downloaded below.

  • Applications for SGCCF’s Community Development Fund grant program can be made by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Click here to download a Word document; a PDF is available below.
  • Applications for SGCCF’s Economic Development Fund grant program can be made throughout the year. Click here to download a Word document; a PDF is available below.
  • Applications for SGCCF’s general grant program can be made throughout the year. Click here to download a Word document; a PDF is available below.
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