The Missouri Foundation for Health contributed another $300,000 to Community Foundation of the Ozarks' COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
It's the second gift in that amount from MFH since March, when the foundation helped to seed the initial $1 million CFO fund, according to a news release.
“The Missouri Foundation for Health has been an outstanding partner with us since the earliest days of this crisis,” CFO President Brian Fogle said in the release. “This continues our strong relationship built over the years where we can help MFH direct its resources across our region using our knowledge of Springfield-area needs and our network of 49 affiliate foundations that help guide our work in rural Missouri.”
The fund has now issued 76 grants totaling $685,579. Additionally, donors who hold funds through CFO have set aside more than $822,000, and employers have created some $50,000 in benevolence funds to assist employees.
Pandemic-related grantmaking through CFO has exceeded $1.5 million, according to the release.
The MFH donation came as CFO contributed $47,500 to local nonprofits supporting COVID-19 causes in the Ozarks. Christian Action Ministries and Meadowview Baptist Church each received $10,000, the largest grant amount on Friday.
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