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By the Community, For the Community


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.


CFCM Welcomes New Board Member

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri welcomes John Blakemore, former professor at Stephens College and advertising executive with McCann Erickson, New York, to its Board of Directors. John joins 20 other local leaders from Columbia and central Missouri to lead the Community Foundation to increase philanthropy with the goal of improving lives in our communities.

And the Community Foundation is sad to see Greg Jones, a founding CFCM Director and now officer with The Trust Company, rotate off the CFCM board this year. We have appreciated Greg’s excellent service to our central Missouri communities.  The Foundation’s board year is July 1 – June 30.

Donor Stories

SPC Sterling Wyatt Memorial Boy Scout Scholarship Fund

We were saddened at the death of Columbia’s own US Army SPC Sterling Wyatt on July 11, 2012, in Afghanistan. It is fitting that a memorial fund has been established Read More »

Featured Partner

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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