TRLCF officers will consider grant proposals from any and all non-profit, 501(c) 3 organizations, schools, and governmental agencies inside of Stone County and Southeastern Barry County – stressing that once those requirements are met, there are few other parameters. Previous grants have been awarded to dozens of organizations, spanning a wide variety of needs.
“We have helped expand dental services and libraries, supported educational programs, funded fire and life-saving equipment and much more,” said TRLCF President, Jim Holt. “We want to support institutions and projects that provide vital community services or those that enhance our communities.”
Holt added that TRLCF will consider everything from start-up to long-term programs. Additionally TRLCF will consider funding operating expenses as long as the applicants demonstrate how the monies might help stabilize and grow the programs.
Grant awards range from $500 to $3,000, but seldom exceed that amount, allowing for more groups to receive donations. The Foundation establishes and distributes endowed funds with interest earned used to replenish the annual grant-making program.
TRLCF is a chapter of the main organization, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, located in Springfield.
Completed applications must be received by August 15, 2014.