The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is accepting applications from Springfield-Greene County nonprofits for collaborative proposals to address “Red Flag” issues identified in the recently released 2021 Community Focus Report.
A total of $180,000 is available for proposals seeking up to $40,000. In the spirit of Springfield-Greene County’s collaborative problem solving cited as a “Blue Ribbon” throughout the Community Focus Report, the CFO is seeking proposals that include at least three organizations addressing the identified issue. The lead agencies of the collaborations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits or organizations with similar tax-exempt status.
The application deadline is 11:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. Agencies can find more information and begin the application process at cfozarks.org/applyforgrants.
The Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County was released in October. This biennial report is available at springfieldcommunityfocus.org. This year’s report includes a series of white papers that represent the 11 topic areas included in each edition. A new approach this year viewed the traditional topic areas through five widely accepted Social Determinants of Health in recognition of the enormous community impact of the COVID-19 pandemic since the 2019 report was published.
Potential applicants also can review the Collective Impact Model for guidance in developing their proposals.
The Collective Impact grants are made possible by donors who make gifts that are unrestricted or for general fields of interest such as early childhood or education.
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