The Joplin Regional Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Society will announce grants totaling $150,000 to three nonprofits serving the Joplin area on Tuesday, May 24, at the North End Zone facility at MSSU.
A private luncheon for the Philanthropic Society will take place at 11:30 a.m. Representatives of the Joplin Regional Community Foundation and the Philanthropic Society will be available for interviews following the grants presentation.
For this year’s high-impact grants, the Philanthropic Society narrowed a field of 22 applicants down to two finalists for three areas of grantmaking focus:
- Habitat for Humanity Joplin
- Loving Grace
- Barriers to Work and Prosperity
- Higher Power Garage
- Missouri Southern Center for Advanced Professional Studies
- Community Health
- Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri
- Jasper County CASA
The Philanthropic Society was formed by the JRCF in 2018 to respond to emerging community needs by making a significant charitable impact. The group is comprised of members who donate at least $2,000 in annual dues to the JRCF Philanthropic Society Fund. With the grants presented on May 24, the Philanthropic Society will have awarded more than $650,000 to nonprofits serving Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction.
For more information, contact: Bryan Vowels, chair of the Philanthropic Society, at 417-434-3872; or Pete Ramsour, foundation manager for JRCF, at 417-439-7328 or email@example.com.
The Joplin Regional Community Foundation, founded in 2006, is one of 53 regional affiliate foundations of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The CFO is a regional public charitable foundation established in 1973 that provides asset and resource development, grantmaking and public leadership across central and southern Missouri.