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L-A-D Foundation, CFO partner on $55,000 grant program for conservation

Dec. 21, 2023

Program open to agencies conserving natural, cultural resources in 11 counties

L a d foundation grant program

The L-A-D Foundation, with support from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, is launching a new $55,000 grant program to support the conservation of natural and cultural resources in L-A-D Foundation’s 11-county service area.

Nonprofits benefiting the natural and cultural resources of the Ozarks may apply for up to $10,000 from the L-A-D Foundation Grant Program, administered by the CFO. Organizations must hold 501(c)3 or similar nonprofit status and work in Carter, Crawford, Dent, Madison, Oregon, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Ste. Genevieve, Shannon or Texas counties.

Projects may include environmental and conservation education, grassroots organizing, new program startup costs, capital support, seed money and workshops. Requests for operating funds or social events will not be considered. Proposed projects must be in one of the aforementioned counties.

Agencies can begin the application process at The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, with grant recipients to be announced in March 2024.

About L-A-D Foundation: Incorporated in 1962, the L-A-D Foundation is a Missouri private operating foundation dedicated to the responsible management of Pioneer Forest as a working demonstration of renewable resource use compatible with the long-term carrying capacity and health of the land and water. The Foundation also acquires and preserves in the public interest outstanding areas of natural, geologic, cultural or historic interest. In addition, the Foundation provides support to various projects consistent with its conservation goals, with a particular focus on the Missouri Ozarks region.

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