• Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and concept papers

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    February 12, 2018
    Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and concept papers
    Skaggs Legacy Endowment dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives
    Now through April 27, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and concept papers from organizations wishing to receive funds from Skaggs Legacy Endowment. Skaggs Legacy Endowment is a restricted endowment fund made possible by a generous gift from CoxHealth in 2013. Since inception, more than $3.5 million has been awarded in Skaggs Legacy Endowment grants.

    To be considered for Skaggs Legacy Endowment funding, programs must be health and wellness related and serve Stone and/or Taney County residents. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit with current proof of 501(c)3 status, a school or governmental agency. Priority will be given to collaborative initiatives that address access to care, child and family safety, dental care, mental health, healthy lifestyles and substance abuse.

    “Through Skaggs Legacy Endowment, we are investing in the health and wellness of our community today, knowing that the impact of good health will last for generations,” says Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grants Committee Chairman Nita Jane Ayres. “Through these grants, we’ve impacted thousands of lives in Stone and Taney counties and look forward to seeing more great projects serve our community.”

    Two levels of grants are currently available:
    • Helping Hands grant awards range from $1,000-$5,000 and are one-year grants. Full applications are due April 27.
    • The Priority Health Needs grant award floor is $5,001 with no award ceiling. Requests may be made up to a three-year period, although funding is committed for one year at a time. Future funding is contingent upon program results. Programs that are collaborative in nature and address a top identified health need are of high priority. Concept papers are due April 27.
    In October 2017, Skaggs Foundation awarded nearly $600,000 to local agencies including funds for a school nurse at Taneyville School District, dental vouchers at Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, fitness equipment for the Branson-Hollister Senior Center, and hydration refilling stations for Galena-Abesville Elementary School. For more information on Skaggs Legacy Endowment, projects currently funded or to access Skaggs Legacy Endowment forms, visit SkaggsFoundation.org/grants or call Mindy Honey at 417-335-7340.