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CFO accepting applications for Field-of-Interest grants

March 22, 2021

Specialty grant programs fulfill philanthropic vision of donors

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is accepting applications for a variety of specialty grants made possible by generous donors who chose to support specific areas of interest.

Most of these “Field-of-Interest” grants are open now through May 13. These applications are open to 501(c)3 nonprofits or IRS-equivalent groups, such as schools, civic and faith institutions:

  • The Lennie Cloud Fund for the Hearing Impaired Grant Program: $500 available to one nonprofit agency within the CFO’s 58-county service area to assist individuals with impaired hearing through equipment, programming.
  • The Partnership for Sustainability Grant Program: A total of $20,000 is available for proposals of up to $10,000 each to support sustainability projects that address three pillars of sustainability — People, Planet and Prosperity. This is open to Springfield-Greene County agencies.
  • The St. Francis Fund Grant Program: $1,500 is available to support animal-welfare needs in Springfield and Greene County.
  • The Smith Atwell Girls Recreational Grant Program: $500 is available for proposals that empower and encourage girls and young women in Greene County to be involved in athletic and outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Wounded War Veterans Grant Program: $2,000 is available as a single grant to provide funding for programs that serve the needs of wounded war veterans in southwest Missouri.

The following grant program will be open April 1–30, 2021:

  • The Hearld Ambler Fund for Senior Centers Grant Program: $8,000 will be available to senior centers in the Senior Age Area Agency on Aging service area, which includes Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright counties.

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