Let’s Get to Work Fund

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Reducing transportation barriers to employment.

Reducing transportation barriers to employment is the goal of the the Let’s Get to Work Fund, supported by funding from the CFO and gifts from David and Stacey O’Reilly, the O’Reilly Charity Golf Classic Fund, Bass Pro Shops, the Musgrave Foundation and private donors.

Participating Agencies

For Individuals Seeking Assistance

How to Access Funds

The CFO does not grant funds directly to individuals but works with community partners to distribute assistance.

Individuals should ask the nonprofit agency that is assisting them or their employer to request funds to assist with transportation-related needs.

Qualifying agencies

To apply for a grant from the Let’s Get to Work Fund, agencies must be within the 14-county area of southwest Missouri where the service areas of the CFO and United Way of the Ozarks overlap:

  • Barry
  • Christian
  • Dallas
  • Douglas
  • Greene
  • Hickory
  • Laclede
  • Lawrence
  • Polk
  • Stone
  • Taney
  • Texas
  • Webster
  • Wright

How funds can be used

Funds can be used for needs such as:

  • Car repairs
  • New tires
  • Gasoline cards
  • Licensing fees or taxes
  • Transportation services such as bus passes, ride-sharing services or taxis
  • Purchase or repair of bikes/e-bikes
  • Vehicle purchase down payments

About the Fund

The Let’s Get to Work Fund developed through a series of donor-education events exploring ways that philanthropy can support workforce development. Three panel discussions featuring representatives from the business community, service-oriented nonprofits and workforce development organizations identified three obstacles to employment: workplace flexibility, access to child care and transportation-related barriers. To address the transportation portion of the issue, the CFO established the Let’s Get to Work Fund with generous support from donors David and Stacey O’Reilly and the O’Reilly Charity Golf Classic Fund. Donors can help extend the assistance provided by the fund by giving to the fund.

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