• Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and concept papers

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    January 28, 2019

    Skaggs Legacy Endowment dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives

    Now through April 26, 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 dedicated to improving health and wellness in Stone and Taney counties. Since the endowment fund was established in 2013, more than $4.3 million in grants have been awarded.

    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 or substance use.

    “Through the Skaggs Legacy Endowment grantmaking program, we are investing in the health and wellness of our community today and for generations to come,” says Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grants Committee Chairman Nita Jane Ayres. “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with area organizations for the good of Stone and Taney counties.”
    Two levels of grants are currently available:
    • Helping Hands grant awards range from $1,000-$5,000 and are one-year grants. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April. 26.
    • The Priority Health Needs grant award floor is $5,001 with no award ceiling. Concept papers are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.
    In October 2018, Skaggs Foundation awarded more than $700,000 to local agencies. Those grants are expected to impact more than 42,500 residents of Stone and Taney counties. For more information, visit SkaggsFoundation.org/grants or call Mindy Honey at 417-335-7340.
    Mindy Honey
    (417) 348-8002