Community Foundation grants available

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Monett Area Community Foundation accepting applications

The Monett Area Community Foundation (MACF) is accepting grant applications for the 2021 Community Grant round.

The MACF was founded on Sept. 3, 1998, and has distributed more than $2.5 million back to the community.

“We now hold assets totaling $4,428,623 as of June 30, 2020,” said Shawn Hayden, MACF president. “The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Monett area through resource development, community grant making, collaboration, and public leadership.”

The Monett Area Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications for the 2021 community grant round. All applications are due before midnight on Dec. 31. The community grant making program for the Monett Area Community Foundation is available for programs and non-profit organizations in the Monett service area.

Eligible non-profits can apply at www/cfpzarls/prg/affiliates/monett-area on Nov. 1. 

All applicants need to include a copy of their 501(c)3 status in the application.    

“The Monett Area Community Foundation is excited about this upcoming grant round,” Hayden said. “The Monett Area Community Foundation has planned to grant $100,000 over the next five years to area non-profits, and these funds will make a huge impact in the community.”   

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a regional public charitable foundation that holds more than 3,000 funds for donors, non-profit partners, and 49 affiliate foundations, including the Monett Area Community Foundation.   

The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Monett area through resource development, community grant making, collaboration and public leadership.

The current funding opportunity is the first grant cycle for the Foundation in two years (COVID disrupted last year's grant cycle). This community grant cycle will get the MACF back on track with annual grant making, along with over $100,000 granted to the Monett Area in the next five years.  

Non-profits in the community are able to apply for a maximum of $10,000. Depending on the applications received, one or more organizations will be awarded funding. The goal is to award grants to the most innovative and impactful projects/organizations. 

For questions, people may contact Hayden at 417-844-2234 or Emily Mettlach at MonettAreaCF@CFOzarks.org.  

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