Skaggs Foundation now accepting grant applications

Kristina Elrick and Hailey Anderson

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Now through April 30, 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 $5.9 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. “There are numerous organizations working in our community to address some of the most pressing issues facing Stone and Taney counties. Skaggs Legacy Endowment is an avenue for funding that will make it possible for many of these organizations to achieve those goals.” 

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. 30.

· 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 30.

Last fall, Skaggs Foundation awarded $589,000 in grants to local agencies. Those grants are expected to impact more than 35,000 residents of Stone and Taney counties. For more information, call Mindy Honey at 417-335-7340 or email To apply,  visit

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