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Community Foundation of West Plains Inc.

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of West Plains.

Our Mission

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

Since our founding on Mar. 31, 2004, Community Foundation of West Plains has distributed more than $2.7 million in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $3,014,801 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

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Eric Gibson, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Eric Gibson, President
Josh Cotter, Vice President
Kim Bontrager, Treasurer
Allen Brinkman, Secretary
Jennifer Anselm
Shelly Bradshaw
Don Henry
Susie Kenslow
Pam Ream
Myles Smith
Sonja Stauffer
Mike Topliff

West Plains Legacy Society

  • Richard & Carol Silvey
  • Gene and Marcy Weinbeck


Zizzer Wrestling Fund

Zizzer Tennis Fund

Zizzer Track Fund

Zizzer Volleyball Fund:

Zizzer Softball Fund

Zizzer Swimming Fund

Zizzer Football Fund

Zizzer Golf Fund

Zizzer Cross Country Fund

Zizzer Cheerleading Fund

Zizzer Basketball Fund

Zizzer Soccer Fund

Zizzer Baseball Fund

Zizzer Athletic Booster Club Fund

Birthday Blessings Building Fund

Casus Baird Memorial Fund

PTSC Scholarship Fund in Memory of Gilliam, Hathcock, Holloway, McGoldrick

PTSC Scholarship Fund in Memory of Arasmith, Douglass, Simer, Spence

Way to Go Fund Donor Advised Fund

Kendall A. Gammill Charitable Donor Advised Fund of the Ozarksw

Shawna Claudette Gammill Matthews Donor Advised Fund

Howell County Sheriff Fund

NJCAA Unrestricted Fund

Friends of the Concert Choir Fund

Glenwood School Foundation Fund

Arts on Avenue Inc. Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Nathan Murphy Scholarship Fund

OIL Capacity Fund

Glenwood R-VIII School Art Department Fund

Carol and Richard Silvey Fund

Rich and Teresa Wallace Community Fund

Riverways Trust Practical Nursing South Central Career Center Fund

Gatewood Award Fund

Bakersfield Youth Empowerment Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist Charitable Fund

Joe Paul Evans Community Endowment Fund

Fukasawa-Yamamoto Family Fund

Boys & Girls Club of West Plains Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Crystal Arasmith-Chester Scholarship Fund

Howell County Extension Council Development Fund

Harlin Museum Endowment Fund

37th Judicial CASA Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Marisa Hathcock-Spaulding Scholarship Fund

Howell Valley School Foundation Fund

Media Arts Center Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Tyler Simer Scholarship Fund

Shane Alan Cameron Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charles and Robin Morgan Family and Community Fund

Jim Campbell Fund

Jeanne McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation of West Plains Administrative Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Megan Spence Scholarship Fund

Christos House Fund

Rotary Backpack Program Fund

Christos House Endowment Fund

Richards R-5 School Foundation Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Cynthia Holloway-Coatney Scholarship Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Kyle Gilliam Scholarship Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Julie McGoldrick Scholarship Fund

Scenic Rivers Hut Fund

Physical Therapy Specialist/Julie Douglass Scholarship Fund

Fairview R-11 School Foundation Endowment Fund

Howell County Extension Council Endowment Fund

Howell County Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team Fund

Stephen A. Douglass Scholarship Fund

Doug Darr Memorial Scholarship Fund

Special Needs for West Plains Fund

C.A. “Butch” Shelton III Healthcare Fund

Robert Jennings Smith Scholarship Fund

West Plains Capacity Building Fund

West Plains Christian Clinic Fund

West Plains Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

West Plains R-7 Educational Foundation General Fund

West Plains Greenhouses and Nursery Fund

West Plains Cares Fund

West Plains Project Graduation Fund

West Plains R-7 Educational Foundation Endowment Fund

Whetstone Boys Ranch Capacity Building Fund

West Plains Arts Council Fund

West Plains Community Grantmaking Endowment Fund

Women with Heart Fund

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of West Plains Fund

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