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CoMoGives Begins December 1!

CoMoGives is an easy and fun end-of-year campaign to support 53 (!) participating local nonprofit organizations. All a donor needs to do is go to during 12/1-31, choose a charity or charities, decide on a donation amount and donate online, and then return to watch and maybe give again--each donation helps the chosen organizations qualify for $8,000 in challenge grants from the Community Foundation. Here’s a digital version of our 2014 CoMoGives Giving Guide.


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 shares CFCM information for NewsLeaders

CFCM Executive Director John Baker was interviewed a second time for MediaCom’s NewsLeaders series. The interviews have gone well and are posted here as informative videos about the central work of the Community Foundation. Each interview is only 5 minutes in length. They answer many questions that you may have about the Foundation. The top clip was recorded in mid-2012; the lower clip in fall 2012. Please watch.

Untitled from Mediacom Connections on Vimeo.

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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