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Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Post Office Box 8960
Springfield, Missouri 65801
United States

Mission

To improve the quality of life of all residents in the Ozarks through thoughtful grantmaking, leadership and endowment building

Most Meaningful Change

We focus on children’s issues in our community.

1973 Year Founded
$400,000 Endowment Value
$22,338,509 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

800,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of the Ozarks
Address 1Post Office Box 8960
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSpringfield
State / RegionMissouri
ZIP / Postal Code65801
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)425 E Trafficway Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Springfield
Map State / Region (If Different)MO
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)65801
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone417-864-6199
Emailbfogle@cfozarks.org
Websitewww.cfozarks.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Brian Fogle, CEO
Primary Contact’s NameBrian Fogle
Primary Contact’s PositionCEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1973
Mission StatementTo improve the quality of life of all residents in the Ozarks through thoughtful grantmaking, leadership and endowment building
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced800,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)16
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members21
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,778,395
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$37,633,336
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,692,576
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$22,338,509
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$400,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLot
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe focus on children’s issues in our community.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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