Community Foundation of the Ozarks



The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation serving the Missouri Ozarks. CFO is dedicated to working with its donors, nonprofit partners, and affiliated community foundations in meaningful and purposeful ways.


The Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life in our region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration, and public leadership.



The Community Foundation of the Ozarks was founded in 1973 and has offices in Springfield and West Plains. CFO has $146 million in charitable assets, over 1,400 funds and has made over $53 million in grants and distributions since its inception.



Web Address

www.cfozarks.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @cfozarks

Recent News from Community Foundation of the Ozarks


Updates in the works for Historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge; City of Springfield accepting bids
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

... has accepted donations toward the project through the “Jefferson Avenue Footbridge Fund,” organized through the Community Foundation of the...more

Opioid abuse among key topics to address in Springfield community focus report for 2021 - KY3
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

(KY3) - The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is starting to release parts of its 2021 Springfield community focus report. One of the key topics in...more

New vending machine helps motivate Springfield's McGregor Elementary School students - KOLR
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

In the fall of 2020, the school was awarded a grant with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks worth $5000. An additional $500 was awarded...more

Community Foundation of the Ozarks pledging $600K amid Restore SGF efforts to ... - KY3
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

A $100,000 grant over five years will provide funding for staff to do the 'mission work.' We have several bankers here that we've been visiting...more

Ozarks Tonight: Community Foundation of the Ozarks vaccination efforts
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– Ozarks Tonight sits down with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to talk about vaccination efforts in the Ozarks. Copyright 2021 Nexstar...more

Newsmakers: Aug. 9-15, 2021
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Beadle moved to Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc. as director of philanthropic services. Finley River Community Foundation named...more

CFO aims to incentivize vaccines
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc. announced $80,000 in grants to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations in the Ozarks. The funding...more

Update: Support has poured in for Springfield neighborhood center hit by vandals
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks also got involved by giving the neighborhood center a $5,000 grant to get outdoor security...more

Nearly $150000 awarded by Philanthropic Society to local agencies
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Now the philanthropic arm of the foundation has distributed $375,000 in grants to groups serving Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction. Grant...more

All Roads Lead Home mural dedicated in Aurora, another planned
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Ozarks

... the Aurora Rotary Club, the Aurora Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Aurora Chamber of...more



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