Seven Nonprofits Receive Grants from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks recently awarded $120,000 to seven nonprofits.

The seven nonprofits chosen for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grants were the American Indian Center of Springfield, Imagine Technical Institute, Lincoln School Project, Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence, Ujima Language and Literacy, and Unity of Springfield.

The nonprofits awarded similarly have aligned “missions work to improve the quality of life for underserved and underrepresented populations.”

See below for more information from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, sharing how the grants will be used amongst the nonprofit organizations.

  • American Indian Center of Springfield: $21,000 to support a full-time staff position and development of in-depth, Native American-friendly curriculum. 
  • Imagine Technical Institute: $25,000 to support a vocational training program for individuals with disabilities in the Springfield/Branson area. 
  • Lincoln School Project: $16,000 to support the renovation of the historic Lincoln School, a segregation-era one-room schoolhouse in West Plains. 
  • Missouri State University$20,000 for the Newcomer Family Welcome Program to support refugees and other newcomers to Springfield through quality English language instruction and advocacy for language and cultural diversity.
  • Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence$6,000 to support diversity, equity and inclusion education for its staff, board, volunteers and community partners.
  • Ujima Language and Literacy: $24,000 to support a joint initiative with the Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center in Springfield to provide parental and community advocacy training. 
  • Unity of Springfield: $8,000 to support an inclusive crisis cold weather shelter.

CLICK HERE to read the full news release ‘CFO grants $120,000 to seven nonprofits promoting inclusive communities‘ from Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

For more information about the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, CLICK HERE.

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