Thursday, March 16, 2017

Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and concept papers

Skaggs Legacy Endowment dedicated to supporting health and wellness initiatives
Cedarcreek Volunteer Fire Protection District
was a 2016 Helping Hands grant recipient

Now through April 28, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and concept papers from organizations wishing to receive funding from Skaggs Legacy Endowment. Skaggs Legacy Endowment is a restricted fund made possible by a generous gift from CoxHealth in 2013.

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 dental care, substance abuse/tobacco, unhealthy body weight, mental health, child and family safety, improve access to care and community health workers.

“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 to come,” 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 from our community.”

There are currently two levels of grants available:
  • Helping Hands grant awards range from $1,000-$5,000 and are one-year grants. Full applications are due April 28.
  • The Priority Health Needs grant award floor is $5,001 with no award ceiling. Requests may be made up to a three-years period, although funding is committed for one year at a time. Future funding is contingent upon program results and funding availability. Programs that are collaborative in nature and address a top identified health need are of high priority. Concept papers are due April 28.
In October 2016, Skaggs Foundation awarded 14 grants to local organizations.

Among the grant recipients was Cedarcreek Volunteer Fire Protection District which received a Helping Hands grant to purchase a CPR Manikin and AED training package.

Stone County Health Department received for the third year a Priority Health Needs grant for its Healthy Bundles program. Healthy Bundles provides free home visits to families with newborns and free newborn case management in an effort to prevent and address child abuse and neglect.

For more information on these or other projects funded through Skaggs Legacy Endowment or to access Skaggs Legacy Endowment forms, visit or call Mindy Honey at 417-335-7340.

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