Community Foundation receives $1,000 grant

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Grant given at annual Affiliate Appreciation Conference

The Cassville Community Foundation received a $1,000 grant during the annual Affiliate Appreciation Conference for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. 

The CFO selected 10 affiliates from its 51-member affiliate network for $1,000 grants at the Nov. 12 virtual conference, and two others received $5,000 grants. The recipients were drawn from affiliates that had completed annual activities and provided conference inspiration.

Because pandemic protocols prevented the CFO’s in-person gathering this year, many affiliate leaders also participated in the National Conference for Growing Community Foundations, hosted online by the Kansas Association for Community Foundations in late October.

The CCF had a number of accomplishments during the CFO’s 2020 fiscal year. The foundation hosted Cassville Trail Run at Roaring River State Park, awarded more than $5,700 in grants to six local agencies, and worked with Cassville school district to establish the JD Riddle Educational Trust Fund to provide scholarships to students graduating from Cassville High School.

The CCF board of directors includes: Chad Johnson, president; Angela Seymour, vice president; Rachael Freeman, secretary and foundation coordinator; Richard Asbill; Skyler Beebe Bowman; Whitney Craig; Devon Forsythe; Laura Holycross; Kelly Mills; and Tracey Stoufer.

Founded in 2004, the CCF now holds assets of $1,456,985.48 as of June 30, 2020.