Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO)
11/16/18 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $30,000 to Springfield-Greene County, Missouri organizations for collaborative efforts to address community issues. Proposals may address identified challenges in the categories of poverty, insufficient funding, and threats to civic infrastructure.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is committed to achieving positive impact with regard to the Red Flag issues addressed in the Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County. Addressing one component of a large-scale issue, however, is not effective without also working in tandem on other aspects of that community challenge.
In an effort to align the efforts of organizations seeking to improve upon these community problems, the CFO will award proposals outlining collaborative efforts of at least three or more organizations which address Red Flag issues identified in the 2017 Community Focus Report.
Proposals shall address a Red Flag issue as a whole, with agencies working on a common agenda with continuous communication and mutually agreed-upon roles. Additionally, agencies working collaboratively will be expected to identify a mutually agreed-upon evaluation or measurement process in order to quantify impact and potentially provide evidence-based solutions to challenges facing Springfield-Greene County.
Recognizing that poverty touches many Red Flag issues, please note that the overarching “Poverty” Red Flag should not be used as the applying collaboration’s main red flag. Please delve deeper into the report and select a more specific red flag associated with your potential program.
Risk of failure will not be a deterrent for the grant selection committee as innovative ideas are strongly encouraged.
-Unable to sustainably impact chronic poverty issues
-Failure to address the instability of households impacted by poverty
-Economic stratification tends to result in lack of civic participation and trust
-Addressing immediate needs limits resources for longer-term impact
-Lack of sustainable funding for prevention and maintenance efforts as it pertains to community health, housing, transportation, natural environment, recreation, and public order and safety
-Unpredictable state support for community programs and infrastructure
-Uncertain whether the community is willing and/or able to help pay for needed public improvements
-Inability to acquire or match state and federal dollars
Looming Threats of Civic Infrastructure:
-Growth in urban environment challenges multiple sectors
-Expected increase in costs for air quality, wastewater, transportation, stormwater, and public safety
GrantWatch ID#: 174811
Awards are capped at $30,000.
This Collective Impact grant program may potentially be renewable for collaborating agencies that show measurable progress on addressing Red Flags.
Metropolitan Springfield grant programs are exclusively for agencies serving Springfield and Greene County.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 16, 2018.
This program does not involve a matching component from the CFO; however other matching, leverage, and in-kind opportunities are encouraged and may be outlined in the grant application in the budget portion.
The Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County may be found here:
More information regarding CFO grant opportunities may be found here:
USA: Missouri: Springfield-Greene County