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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.


Steve Calloway Honored at NAACP Banquet

Columbia, MO–The Community Foundation of Central Missouri is pleased that one of its own board members, Steve Calloway, was recognized at the March 17, 2013  Read More »

Donor Stories

City of Columbia Establishes the Columbia Arts Fund with CFCM

The City of Columbia recognizes the power of philanthropy to enhance the arts by establishing the new Columbia Arts Fund.  The City provided an initial kick-off contribution of $10,000 to the new Fund.  The Columbia Arts Foundation will receive donations from persons who wish to see the arts prosper in the Columbia community–arts education, performances, public art, art shows, and more.  The Fund is advised by one City employee and four citizen volunteers who serve on the City of Columbia’s Commission on Cultural Affairs.

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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