CCF awards grants
On Dec. 7, the Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) handed out grants to eight local organizations. The grants were made possible through CCF's Grantmaking Endowment Fund.
"Thank you for participating in our grant process and for everything that you do for our community," said Landon Fletcher, CCF chairman. "I hope as the years go by we will be able to do more with more funding. With support, the foundation will be able to get more people involved and help more organizations."
The foundation administers over a dozen different scholarship and endowment funds, including the Cassville Education Fund, which supports educational needs of the Cassville R-4 School District.
The following organizations were awarded grants from the CCF Grantmaking Endowment Fund this year:
* Cassville Bright Future program received funding for head lice removal kits.
* ARC of the Ozarks received funding that will be used toward the purchase of a 3G iPad.
* Cassville R-4 School District received funding for the Discovery Center of the Ozarks program, which will provide science instruction to third and fifth grade students as well as professional development opportunities for teachers.
* Cassville YMCA received funding for the Strong Kids Financial Assistance Program, which provides scholarships for low-income children interested in participating in YMCA programs.
* Kornerstone of Shell Knob received funding for Doula services, or physical and emotional support by trained labor companions. The services will be provided through Kornerstone's Teen Mom Program.
* Cassville United Methodist Church received funding for the Cassville Community Food Pantry.
* Cassville Senior Center received funding for its meals program, which benefits homebound seniors.
* Cassville Fire Protection District received funding for an airbag system that will be utilized by emergency personnel.
CCF accepts grant applications each August. Not-for-profit 501 (c)-3 organizations that serve the Cassville area are eligible to apply.