Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Non-profit organizations say they’re blown away by the support garnered during the daylong fundraiser Give Ozarks on Tuesday. Now, it’s time to put that money to good use.

“We were just really overwhelmed by all the people that decided to give to us,” said Christine Temple, communications coordinator with Ozarks Food Harvest.

Over 250 donors contributed Tuesday to the organization’s mission of feeding kids. All of these donations will go to OFH’s Weekend Backpack program.

Courtesy of Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Dozens of agency partners with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will participate in the second annual Give Ozarks Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event.

The event is scheduled from midnight Tuesday until 11:59 pm. Last year, the event raised more than $1 million. Louise Knauer is the senior vice president of communications and marketing at CFO. Knauer byte 1 Time: 7 seconds

“We’re just trying to encourage philanthropy and an awareness of the fact that anyone can participate in this.”

Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Six projects that promote rural education across the region are recent recipients of grant funding from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

The $71,000 in total funds through the Rural Schools Partnership aids the principals of place-based education, which encourages schools to be engaged with the rural communities they anchor.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

A five-year, $1.3 million grant aims to help Springfield families struggling to emerge from poverty and allow them to achieve long-term success.

The funding for the Northwest Project is the largest single grant awarded by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. It will benefit a partnership made up of Missouri State University, the Drew Lewis Foundation and Drury University.

Matt Lemmon / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Making a Difference; Stories of Hope and Help, is produced in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. 

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