Skaggs Foundation

Skaggs Foundation Legacy Grants

Skaggs Foundation is changing the health of Stone and Taney Counties for GOOD! We are excited to invest in the health and wellness of our community today, knowing that the impact of good health will last for generations to come.

2014 Legacy Grant awards were recently announced at a community celebration at Silver Dollar City’s Culinary & Craft School. Learn more about the programs that are improving health and wellness in the Ozarks and impacting more than 35,000 Taney and Stone County residents this year.

2014 Distribution Highlights

2014 Grant Distribution Detail

2013-2014 4th Quarter Final Report


2015 Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grants

Programs will be considered that meet the following criteria:

  • Health and wellness related
  • Serve Stone and/or Taney County Missouri residents
  • Eligible applicants must be non-profit with current proof of 501(c)3 status, a school or a 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, and improved access to care.

In 2015, collaborative programming that implements a Community Health Worker model to benefit both Taney and Stone County residents will also be a priority.  Evidence-based Community Health Worker Models

New in 2015! A concept paper must be submitted by April 30, 2015.

Download the “Request for Concept Papers” here:  RFCP
(NOTE: If you plan to request under $5,001, a Concept Paper is not required. Please see the Helping Hands section at the bottom of this page to submit a Helping Hands Grant Application.)

A “Request for Applications” with detailed instructions will be released in June 2015. Concept papers will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to submit a full application due July 31, 2015.

Informational Sessions on the Legacy Grant Process and
Helpful Education for Non-Profits is Available Free-of-Charge:

  • Application Process Informational Sessions
    • Tuesday, March 10 – 10am – White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson
    • Thursday, March 12 – 3pm – Branson West City Hall Community Room, Branson West
  • Grant Writing 101
    • Tuesday, March 17 – 2pm – 5pm – Bridge of Faith Church, Rockaway Beach
  • Lunch and Learn – Concept Papers
    • Thursday, March 19 – 11am – 1pm – Skaggs Foundation
  • Social Media Workshop with Liz Mabe from Branson Lakes Area CVB
    • Thursday, April 9 – 2pm – 4pm – White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson
  • Grant Writing Workshop
    • Tuesday, June 9 – 9am – noon – White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson
    • Thursday, June 11 – 1pm – 4pm – Kimberling Area Library
  • Lunch and Learn – Logic Model
    • Tuesday, June 16 – 11am – 1pm – Skaggs Foundation
    • Tuesday, June 23 – 11am – 1pm – Skaggs Foundation
  • Lunch and Learn – Program Description, Goals and Objectives
    • Cancelled
  • Lunch and Learn – Needs Statements & Budgets
    • Cancelled
  • Lunch and Learn – Evaluation and Sustainability
    • Tuesday, July 14 – 11am – 1pm – Skaggs Foundation

Additional Links to On-Line Learning Resources are provided below:

Effective Grant Writing Presentation by Heather Zoromski (PowerPoint)

Grant Writing Video MP4

Grant Writing Video for Windows

Additional documents, forms and templates are provided below for the convenience of grant applicants:

Community Health Needs Assessment 2.2014

Taney County Health Assessment 2012

Logic Model

MOU Template

Program Budget Spreadsheet Template 2
This recently updated template includes a line item for indirect costs. No more than 15% of the total program budget can be requested in indirect costs.

Legacy Logo Guidelines For Use

All applications will be scored using this scoring metric.


To learn more about the 2015 Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grant Application Process, download the presentation here!


Please contact Heather Zoromski, Grants Administrator with questions or if you need technical assistance at 417-335-7340 or


Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grants

Any non-profit charity, school, or government organization may apply for a grant. The award floor is $5,001 and there is no award ceiling. Requests can be made for up to a three year 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. A “Request for Applications” with detailed instructions will be released in June, 2015.

  • April 30, 2015 – Concept paper deadline
  • May/June 2015 – Notification of concept paper outcome
  • July 31, 2015 – Full application deadline (if invited to submit a full application)
  • October 2015 – Notification to applicants of funding decisions
  • November 2015 – Public announcement of awards and first distribution of funds


Helping Hands Grants

Helping Hands Grants are available to any non-profit organization serving Stone and/or Taney County for a specific health and wellness related purpose or program. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Helping Hands Grants are one-year awards. There is no guarantee of funding for a second year. Any health education request must fall within this category.

  • July 31, 2015 – Full application deadline (to submit a full application)
  • October 2015 – Notification to applications of funding decisions
  • November 2015 – Public announcement of awards and first distribution of funds

RFA – HH – Helping Hands Request For Applications


Pre and post award interviews will be conducted and quarterly reporting is required. Grants are not automatically renewable and unless otherwise specified are awarded for a one year time frame. Types of grant distribution are subject to change annually as additional community health needs are identified.

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