Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Officials hope to reduce the poverty level in Greene County to 15 percent by the year 2025. The goal was addressed Thursday as part of a series of presentations assessing the region’s health.

“The reason this is an ambitious goal is not only because we are proposing to reduce the amount of poverty by five percent over the next decade, but also because we are reversing a trend.”  

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris says that should the status quo remain, the county’s current 20 percent poverty level will continue to rise.

Brian Fogle
Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Brian Fogle has been appointed to a newly created Community Advisory Council (CAC) established by the Federal Reserve Board.

Members of CAC, announced Tuesday, will provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Board on a wide range of relevant policy matters and emerging issues of interest.

Morey Mechlin
Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Applications for the 2015 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident are now being accepted.

The Humanitarian Award, founded by longtime Community Foundation of the Ozarks supporter Jewell Thompson Schweitzer, goes to a citizen that contributes to the betterment of his or her community. It is designed to recognize a living person; posthumous nominations are not accepted. This is the 26th year of the award.

Mike Smith / KSMU

For KSMU I’m Mike Smith, and it’s time now for Making a Difference Where You Live, produced in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which a little over a month ago hosted the inaugural Give Ozarks (online) Day of Giving.  From midnight to midnight May 5th, donors logged on to , and contributed to support some 150 non-profits in the 46 communities across southern Missouri where CFO affiliates are found. 

Submitted photo / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

A new program that allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about potential careers through a project-based curriculum is the beneficiary of a substantial Rural Schools Partnership grant.

The $25,000 in funding for the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or GO CAPS, was part of $72,000 total awarded today by Rural Schools Partnership (RSP). The program is part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.