CFCM: Community Support Grants

Community Foundation of Central Missouri

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Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2020 9:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,500

Fields of work: Recycling Environmental Conservation Greening & Beautification Human & Social Services Library Services Aging/Gerontology Parks & Public Spaces Sustainability Recreation Food Delivery & Distribution Services Public Transportation & Mass Transit Systems Environment Civic Affairs Art & Culture Agriculture Community Development & Revitalization Senior Services Trail Creation & Maintenance Show all

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Nonprofit, Public College / University, Public Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Adair County, Audrain County, Boone County, Callaway County, Cole County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Missouri: Adair County, Audrain County, Boone County, Callaway County, Cole County Show all

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About this funder:




The mission of the Community Foundation of Central Missouri is to improve lives in our communities by promoting private giving for public good. Since its beginning in 2010, the Community Foundation of Central Missouri (CFCM) has become an expert in listening and responding to community needs by providing creative charitable solutions and resources.

CFCM has prioritized funding to address many community needs. While the CFCM’s numerous donor and/or organization funds have their own mission and granting goals, the Community Granting Fund is the name of CFCM’s unrestricted fund, from which the Community Foundation board of directors distributes to chosen nonprofit agencies in central Missouri (Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Macon, Moniteau, and Randolph counties).

Funding Priorities

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri wishes to partner with nonprofits that share our vision and passion for improving lives of central Missouri residents. We consider our grants to be community investments, and look for an “improved lives” return on the investments we make.

We want to help start promising programs, support collaborations, and leverage additional funding and resources to make grants in central Missouri that make a positive difference. CFCM gives first priority to proposals that address one or more of the following concerns— they are not listed in ranked order, as they are all equal in weight to CFCM:

  • planned-giving and development support for nonprofits (fund raising software, temporary personnel, fund raising materials, etc.)
  • human capacity development, especially for disadvantaged persons (equal opportunity, poverty reduction, schools, library, affordable housing, work force training, diversity training, etc.)
  • senior adult services (transportation, delivery, health/respite care, home care, etc.)
  • arts (dance, theater, music, visual arts, literary arts, etc.)
  • environmental sustainability and public spaces (environment, recycling, food production—farmer’s markets, public transportation, parks, trails, conservation, neighborhoods, recreation, aesthetics, etc.)
  • economic and public development (nonprofit efforts to spur local economies, projects to retain young families in smaller communities, etc.) 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Nonprofit organizations may apply for grant support from the Community Granting Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Missouri if they meet either of the following criteria: 
    • are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and currently serve, or propose to serve, persons or communities in central Missouri (see County list above), or 
    • are units of local government or public education institutions or IRS qualifying civic organizations for charitable purposes located in central Missouri.


  • No grants will be made to individuals, political parties, candidates, or political activities.