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In cooperation with Springfield-based Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which has more than 40 affiliate foundations across southern Missouri, this bi-monthly program focuses on a topic that explores how volunteerism and philanthropic efforts address community needs. Learn how you can make a difference by visiting the Community Foundation website. You can also browse our Making a Difference archives below or at the CFO website.

Making a Difference
1:40 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

SGF Nonprofits Generate $4 Billion For City Economy

Faith Giedd, executive director of Springfield's Doula Foundation, makes good use of the 2014 Nonprofit Impact Study.
Credit Mike Smith / KSMU

A recent study commissioned by the CFO and the Musgrave Foundation, shows Springfield’s nonprofit community as a major player in the social and economic structure of the city. Dan Prater led the study, as Director of the Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University. “With the study, I wanted not only to clarify some misconceptions, but I wanted people to know that nonprofits are players.” To the tune of $4 Billion dollars a year in Springfield alone, 20% of the city’s total revenue.

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