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CoMoGives 2014 was a great success!

CoMoGives is an easy and fun end-of-year campaign to support 53 (!) participating local nonprofit organizations. CoMoGives collected nearly $264,000 in donations 12/1-31/2014. The Community Foundation gave eight challenge grants to participating organizations that achieved certain donation metrics. Here’s a digital version of our 2014 CoMoGives Giving Guide. Thanks to everyone for your support and donations!


The Community Foundation of Central Missouri is an independent, nonprofit organization created by and for the people of our community.  We are part of a rapidly growing field of over 700 community foundations, each acting as community savings accounts for communities around the country.

We are a foundation by the community, managing a variety of funds. Funds are established by families, individuals, and businesses.  We’re here to help donors make a difference for the causes they care about most in the area. . . . Forever.

We are a foundation for the community, building the capacity of community organizations.  We’re here to help charities fulfill their mission and make a difference for their community. . . . Forever.

Features of a Community Foundation

Confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for Community Foundations.


Baker interviewed on Transfer of Wealth, CoMoGives

NewsLeaders 140401 Community Foundation executive director John Baker was a guest on MediaCom’s NewsLeaders show during April 2014. Interviewed by show host James Mouser, Baker explains a bit more about the how and why of community foundations. He also speaks to the Transfer of Wealth, an ongoing wealth shift from the present generation to the next, and the success of CoMoGives, the Community Foundation’s 2013 end-of-year campaign to help nonprofits in Columbia.  Click on this link for the full 5 minute interview:


Donor Stories

Mary Rodriquez Achievement Through Adversity Scholarship Fund

Mary Rodriguez wanted to find a way to support high school students who faced significant adversity and yet found a way to excel and be accepted into college. . . . Read More »

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Boonville Community Foundation

The City of Boonville, Missouri, recognized that the power of philanthropy could address some social, charitable needs in their community.  In early 2012 the City established . . . 
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