• 2014 Competitive Grant Award Winner, Winston Churchill Museum, Fulton, MO
  • 2014 Competitive Grant Award Winner, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Columbia, MO
  • 2014 Competitive Grant Award Winner, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
  • 2014 Competitive Grant Award Winner, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Columbia, MO
  • 2014 Competitive Grant Award Winner, Ragtag Film Society

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri is pleased to offer grants from its Community Granting Fund. The 2017 grant cycle will be open to non-profits in our multi-county service area June 30.  Applications will be received until September 1, 2017, at 11:59:59 PM.

You will find 2017’s Granting Process information HERE and our 2017 Application Link HERE.

2016 grants were given to the following non-profits (in no particular order):

Literacy Action Corps  $500
To secure materials for students to have successful training sessions. LAC seeks to provide English skills to functionally illiterate adults through 1:1 tutoring.

Central Missouri Human Society  $1,000
To provide materials for building dog houses (in partnership with Veterans and the Boy Scouts) for low-income pet owners, especially for those pets that spend large amounts of time outdoors with no shelter. CMHC seeks to prevent and alleviate animal suffering and uncontrolled reproduction.

Missouri Symphony Society  $1,000
To develop a music and wellness program for senior adults where they gather or reside, with particular emphasis for persons with dementia. MOSS seeks to inspire and engage diverse audiences through performances of symphonic music and to educate and mentor young performers.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture  $750
To upgrade CCUA’s volunteer website for more efficient use by their hundreds of volunteers. CCUA seeks to enhance our community’s health by connecting people to agriculture and the land through hands-on learning opportunities from seed to plate.

Columbia Senior Activity Center  $500
To help obtain an automatic external defibrillator, wall box, and connection to 911. SCAC seeks to provide facilities and activities for persons age 50+ and work for the enhancement of the quality of life for seniors through social interaction.

PedNet  $1,000
To help establish a bike share system in Columbia; this grant will purchase bike racks for one bike share station. PedNet works to build strong communities that are walkable, bike-able, accessible, and have thriving public transit systems.

Resident Arts  $750
To help fund supply scholarships for its Spring 2017 Afterschool Teen Residency program, which enables students to create art with professional artists for public exhibition. RA provides opportunities for artists to cultivate the arts locally and broaden the horizons of local artists, nationally.

Missouri River Bird Observatory  $1,000
To support MRBO’s April-July seasonal educator, who conducts educational programs for K-12 students aimed at getting kids outdoors and increasing their awareness and enjoyment of Missouri’s natural resources. MRBO contributes to the conservation of Missouri’s birds and their habitats via research, monitoring, education, and public outreach.

Jabberwocky Studios  $750
To help fund 24, two-hour classes for low-income and minority students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), culminating in the science of the August 2017 total solar eclipse. JS seeks to fill an achievement gap by empowering students through the arts while celebrating the diversity of our community.

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Assoc.  $750
To support the new Boone County satellite office to enable direct services, advocacy, and other critical deliverables to help decrease disruptions and stabilize resource homes and adoptive homes. CMFCAA creates stability and permanence for abused and neglected children.


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