Local Charities Receive Parts of Over $250,000

A number of local charities have gained funding courtesy of the Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation.

The Ball Foundation grants, which are administered by Central Trust Company, provided $252,000 to 15 local charitable organizations.

The Foundation focuses on providing funds to “enhance educational opportunities and/or provide support for disadvantaged children.”

The organizations that received 2019 Ball Foundation Grants were:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Springfield, Youth of the Year – $500
  • Bridge of Faith Community Church, Inc. – $10,000
  • Cents of Pride – $15,000
  • Children’s Smile Center – $10,000
  • Foundation for Springfield Public Schools – $10,000
  • Gift of Hope, Inc. – $7,500
  • Children’s Miracle Network at CoxHealth – $12,000
  • MSU Foundation CASL – $11,000
  • Ozarks Food Harvest, Inc. – $10,000
  • Ozarks Literacy Council – $5,000
  • Springfield Symphony Association – $10,000
  • Springfield Workshop – $5,000
  • Taneyhills Library Club – $28,000
  • Springfield-Greene County Library – $108,000
  • Women in Need, Inc. – $10,000

The foundation’s creation was driven by Stanley Ball’s passion to help children and enhance education. He also felt that many Ozarks residents wanted better lives but didn’t have opportunities.

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