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CoMoGives Returns December 2014!

CoMoGives 2013 was  such a success that the Community Foundation will offer it again this coming December. CoMoGives is an easy and fun end-of-year campaign to support participating local nonprofit organizations. All a donor needs do is go to the CoMoGives website during 12/1-31, choose a charity, choose a donation amount, and then return to watch–and each donation helps the chosen organization qualify for $6,000 in challenge grants from the Community Foundation. Over $62,000 was donated through CoMoGives in December 2013, and we’re very grateful for everyone’s support and participation.


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.

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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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