Skaggs Foundation accepting grant applications and letter of intent

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Now through April 29, Skaggs Foundation is accepting grant applications and letters of intent 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 was established in 2013, more than $7.1 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 grant making 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. 29.
  • The Priority Health Needs grant award floor is $5,001 with no award ceiling. Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 29.

In November 2021, Skaggs Foundation awarded more than $1 million to local agencies. Those grants are expected to impact more than 49,000 individuals. For more information or to apply, visit Questions? Cal Mindy Honey at 417-335-7340 or email

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