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CoMoGives Continues Its Success!

CoMoGives is an easy and fun end-of-year campaign to support participating local nonprofit organizations. CoMoGives 2015 has 72 participating organizations in seven categories of nonprofit service. Last year’s campaign collected nearly $264,000 in donations 12/1-31/2014 for 53 organizations; there were 30 organizations 2013, in the inaugural year. The Community Foundation will give ten challenge grants this year to participating organizations that reach certain donation metrics. Here’s a digital version of our 2014 CoMoGives Giving Guide. the 2015 version will be available in late November. 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:


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