Sun. Jan 29th, 2023
Lake Area Helping Hands is getting a boost from the Community Foundation of the Lake.
The organization is receiving $5,000 to help support care for homeless men, women and children across Camden, Miller, Morgan and Laclede Counties.
The money is part of the COVID 19 Regional Recovery Grants offered through CFL’s part organization, Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is awarding $100,000 to nine agencies in its second round of monthly COVID-19 Regional Recovery Grants.
These grants are intended to help sustain valued nonprofit services and programs through the downturn in fundraising and other financial resources during the pandemic. This grantmaking is open to nonprofit agencies across the CFO’s 58-county service area, which is also served by 50 regional affiliate foundations.
The nine grants awarded this week, with local affiliate foundations listed in parentheses, include:
The grants follow a first round totaling $100,000 awarded in July. The next round of recipients will be announced in late September. Agencies can apply for up to 25 percent of their annual operating budget, with awards capped at $20,000. Agencies can begin the application process at cfozarks.org/applyforgrants. This program is open to 501(c)3 nonprofits and IRS-equivalent organizations like education, faith and civic agencies. The CFO does not make grants directly to individuals.
The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was established in March with an initial $1 million commitment by the CFO and its 50 regional affiliate foundations, Missouri Foundation for Health and the Coover Charitable Foundation. Generous donors have since contributed more than $712,000 to support this grantmaking. The CFO is committing an additional $1 million to COVID-19 discretionary grantmaking in the 2021 fiscal year with support from MFH, the Coover Charitable Foundation and additional donor support.
Since launching the fund, the CFO has granted more than $1.6 million through various discretionary programs. Total COVID-related grantmaking by the CFO, including grants from donor-advised and employee benevolence funds, is more than $2.6 million.
The CFO encourages all who are able to donate to a nonprofit in need or the CFO’s COVID-19 fund. Gifts can be made at cfozarks.org/donate.