Musgrave Foundation Grant

Musgrave Foundation

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Next deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Later deadlines: Aug 1, 2021

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Museums & Cultural Institutions Arts / Culture Access & Participation Community Health Education Medical Education & Professional Training Child Welfare Services Family Services Youth Services Senior Services Education - Preschool / Early Learning Education - K through 12 Nursing Poverty Alleviation & Services Food Access & Hunger Homelessness Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Scholarship, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Christian County, Dade County, Dallas County, Greene County, Lawrence County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Missouri: Cedar County, Christian County, Dade County, Dallas County, Greene County Show all

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About this funder:



Imagine being able to touch the lives of people you'll never know 10 years... 50 years...even 100 years after your death. That is precisely what Jeannette L. Musgrave did with the formation of her Foundation in 1983. From its inception through 2016, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $14.8 million to selected charities, primarily in Greene and the immediate surrounding counties in Missouri. 

Primary Areas

Children & Senior Services

The Musgrave Foundation supports non-profits that educate, nurture and empower children, and to provide their families with the tools and support they need to thrive. Mrs. Musgrave was also committed to funding organizations that help frail, poor older adults as they seek to live dignified, meaningful lives in the community, and maintain their independence as long as possible.

Healthcare & Education

The Musgrave Foundation supports the local community by funding healthcare education, particularly for nursing students. Outside of the traditional healthcare environment, the Foundation entertains grant requests from local colleges and universities that strive to build and strengthen our economy through educational programs, and outreach in the community.

Poverty, hunger, homelessness

With poverty rates substantially higher than the statewide average, Springfield and Greene County are experiencing an unprecedented level of poverty. The Musgrave Foundation is committed to support community-wide efforts to address these challenges. Collaborating with other funders, the Foundation is actively engaged in seeking alternative ways to accelerate progress on lowering the level of poverty, hunger and homelessness.

Arts & community Betterment

Mrs. Musgrave’s support of the arts can be seen with her commitment to the Springfield Art Museum where a wing is named in her honor. She believed that arts inspire creativity which is vital to an engaged and thriving community. By supporting services for young children to seniors, the Springfield area is a better place to live with strong arts programs.

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


  • Barring exceptional circumstances, the Musgrave Foundation limits the geographic area of non-profit organizations it supports to Greene County, Missouri and counties that share a border with Greene County.


This page was last reviewed August 06, 2020 and last updated August 06, 2020