With 50 regional affiliate foundations, the CFO provides a philanthropic network that connects donors like Ameren and funding organizations to rural communities across central and southern Missouri. These grant programs will support nonprofit agencies in areas served by the Community Foundation of the Lake, the Benton County Community Foundation, the Cape Area Community Foundation, the Eldon Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Hermann Area Inc., the Owensville Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of West Plains Inc., the Willow Springs Community Foundation and the Jacks Fork Community Foundation.
Ameren Corporation is a Fortune 500 company providing electric power to 2.4 million customers and natural gas service to more than 900,000 customers across 64,000 square miles in Missouri and Illinois. Ameren Missouri and Ameren Transmission Company are both based in St. Louis.
This donation is one of the largest single gifts to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which has received nearly $850,000 since the fund was seeded in March with a million-dollar commitment by Missouri Foundation for Health, the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust Company, the CFO and its 50 regional affiliate foundations. Other major donors include the Sunderland Foundation, White River Valley Electric Cooperative, the Hulston Family Foundation, Delta Dental of Missouri and the Darr Family Foundation.
With this support, the CFO has granted more than $1.8 million through various discretionary programs. Total COVID-related grantmaking by the CFO, including grants from donor-advised and employee benevolence funds, is more than $2.8 million.
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