“The CFO continues to increase its commitment to DEI grantmaking based on the quality of proposals and commitment among the nonprofit and educational communities to foster more welcoming, inclusive environments for Springfield-Greene County citizens,” said Bridget Dierks, CFO’s vice president of programs.
In addition to this grant cycle, the CFO also is accepting applications on a rolling basis for the Ozarks Inclusive Opportunity Grant Program to support smaller grant requests across the Ozarks. This year, funding requests of up to $2,000 will be considered for projects that encourage diverse representation in community conversations, engagement and leadership across the region.
Agencies can apply here for the Ozarks Inclusive Opportunity Grant Program. The program is open throughout the year, with grants awarded on a rolling basis as funds are available. Donors can help extend the program by giving to the CFO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund.
The DEI and Inclusive Opportunity grants are funded by a combination of the CFO’s unrestricted assets and field-of-interest funds where donors support a broad area of interest. The DEI grant committee is chaired by CFO Board Member Abram McGull II and members include Heather Hardinger, Kathy Munzinger, Daniel Ogunyemi, Summer Trottier and Brooke Widmar.