On Jan. 27, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will award a total of $209,631 in Rural Vitality Grants to 13 nonprofit organizations in central and southern Missouri. This is a companion program to the CFO’s Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking Program to support rural initiatives in partnership with Commerce Trust Company.
The new Rural Vitality Grants are funded by an anonymous donor who has specific interest in supporting young people in communities with median incomes of 200 percent or less of the poverty rate. These grants will support programs to improve health, education and economic self-sufficiency in rural communities across the CFO’s service area.
“We are very fortunate to have partners and donors who understand the dual challenges of limited grant opportunities targeted for rural America and the disparities rural residents face in areas such as access to health care and educational opportunities — important factors that contribute to economic self-sufficiency,” CFO President Brian Fogle said.
Additional information coming soon. The event will be streamed online — click on the link below to register.
When: 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27
Where: Community Foundation of the Ozarks, 425 East Trafficway, Springfield
Please note: Due to the large construction project across the street from the CFO office, traffic flow and parking in the vicinity may be reduced. Carpooling is strongly advised. Please see this map for available parking near the CFO office.
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