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CFO, Children’s Trust Fund grant $670,000 to 12 nonprofits

Jan. 9, 2024

Grants support range of agencies ‘at the front lines of protecting Missouri children’

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Children’s Trust Fund, granted $670,000 today to 12 nonprofits addressing child abuse and neglect in the CFO’s service area of central and southern Missouri.

The following agencies received grants from the Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant Program Powered by Children’s Trust Fund:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks: $65,600 to upgrade its clubhouses in Branson and Forsyth
  • Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri: $58,662 to enhance its family spaces and IT infrastructure in Joplin
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services: $74,022 to expand its foster-care facilities in Jefferson County
  • Harmony House: $59,197 to improve its infrastructure in Springfield
  • Isabel’s House: $50,060 to update its shelter in Springfield
  • Jasper County CASA: $24,834 to improve IT hardware and cybersecurity in Joplin
  • Kids’ Harbor Inc.: $75,659 to update its security and IT in Osage Beach
  • Ozarks Counseling Center: $55,959 to improve its children’s therapy waiting room, IT and security system in Springfield
  • Project 360 Youth Services Inc.: $100,000 to improve its teen resource center in Lebanon
  • Regional Family Crisis Center: $17,000 to improve the HVAC system at its domestic violence shelter in Perry County
  • Safe House for Women Inc.: $31,871 to enhance its IT, security and facility in Cape Girardeau
  • Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence: $57,136 to purchase a passenger van and improve its infrastructure in Cape Girardeau

“The Children’s Trust Fund has deep respect for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and is honored to work with them on funding agencies that are at the front lines of protecting Missouri children,” said Emily van Schenkhof, executive director of Children’s Trust Fund. “We look forward to seeing the good work and impact in the CFO’s region from this funding.”

As Missouri’s foundation for child abuse prevention, the Children’s Trust Fund’s primary responsibility is to provide grants to community-based agencies and organizations throughout the state that focus on strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment.

“We are grateful to partner with Children’s Trust Fund to advance the agencies helping the most vulnerable members of our communities,” said Ashley Fleming, grant program officer for the CFO. “These grants will help the recipients provide safety and security to those that need it most.”

The Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant Program selection committee comprised Tyler Drenon, Laurie Edmondson, Robin Morgan, Danny Perches and Abby Petzoldt.

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