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Two grant cycles open for Springfield-Greene County agencies

Aug. 23, 2021

Grants opportunities range from $5,000 to $40,000

Springfield-Greene County nonprofit agencies have two new grant opportunities for in-depth collaborative projects or more specific, smaller-scale priorities as part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ 2021–22 grantmaking program.

The Springfield-Greene County Collective Impact Grant Program will offer grants of up to $40,000 for collaborations of three or more agencies working on issues tied to the Community Focus Report for Springfield and Greene County.

The Jerry Redfern Grant Program of the Musgrave Foundation will offer grants of up to $10,000 for projects focused in the areas of children and youth, families with low incomes and people without stable housing.

About Collective Impact Grants

This will be the fourth year for the Collective Impact grant cycle with a total of $180,000 available. The partnership proposals should reference the red flags and social determinants of health outlined in the upcoming 2021 Community Focus Report and its topical white papers. Innovative ideas are encouraged and risk of failure is not a deterrent in the selection process.

Partnering agencies should outline a single project budget and agreed-upon evaluation process. Matching funds and/or in-kind participation are encouraged, but not required. More information about the Collective Impact model is available through the Collective Impact Forum.

The deadline for proposals is 11:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

About the Musgrave Foundation’s Jerry Redfern Grants

This is the second year for the Jerry Redfern Grant Program, administered by the CFO on behalf of the Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation in partnership with U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Redfern was the longtime director of the foundation until his death in June 2020.

The Fall 2021 program will offer grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for projects that address the focus areas established by founder Jeannette L. Musgrave. These include children and youth, families with low incomes, and people without stable housing. Proposals for arts and culture projects will be considered in spring 2022.

The deadline for proposals is 11:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

For more information and access to the online application portal, visit

To be eligible for both programs, lead agencies should serve Springfield-Greene County and hold 501(c)3 or equivalent nonprofit status, such as schools, government agencies or faith institutions. In awarding grants, the CFO will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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