During a luncheon presentation held last week in the Carthage Water & Electric Community Room, Carthage Community Foundation was pleased to present more than $35,000 to 17 area organizations supporting the Carthage community and its citizens.

During a luncheon presentation held last week in the Carthage Water & Electric Community Room, Carthage Community Foundation was pleased to present more than $35,000 to 17 area organizations supporting the Carthage community and its citizens.
• Feeding, Inc. - $2,500 for a reach-in cooler
• Carthage Crisis Center - $2,500 for security and kitchen upgrades
• Community Clinic - $2,500 for prescriptions for Carthage residents
• Carthage Aquatic Team - $2,500 for pre-swim program & tent repairs
• Children’s Haven of SWMO - $2,500 for crisis care for Carthage children
• Bright Futures Carthage - $2,500 for weekend snack packs for children
• Kellogg Lake Nature Center - $2,500 for excavation work for new picnic area
• Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre - $2,500 for stage lights & sound replacements
• artCentral - $2,500 for art camp scholarships and programming
• Innovative Industries - $1,250 to help fund cab vouchers for clients to get to supported employment
• Salvation Army of Carthage - $1,250 to support weekly Youth Alive program
• Carthage Historic Preservation - $1,250 for restoration project at The Phelps House
• Joplin Habitat for Humanity/Hearts and Hammers/Vision Carthage - $1,250 for Carthage neighborhood revitalization project
• ProMusica - $4,000 to help fund a 2018 concert with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio and community outreach
• Heartland Concert Band - $2,000 to support the purchase of sheet music and instruments
• Powers Museum - $1,000 to support the restoration of a 1905 piano for concerts at the museum
• Carthage Council on the Arts - $600 to support classical music performances in Carthage
Carthage Community Foundation works with individuals, families and organizations in the community to establish permanent endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by investing in the Carthage community.
These grants are made possible by generous individuals who left portions of their estates to Carthage for the betterment of the community for years to come. The following endowments at Carthage Community Foundation provided the grant funding for today’s awards:
• The Carthage Fund
• The Hough Fund
• Kenneth and Addean MacArthur Trust Fund
• Marsh Family Foundation Fund
• J. Ross and Maryetta E. White Memorial Fund
• The Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts

About Carthage Community Foundation
The mission of Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) is to establish permanent endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by investing in the Carthage community. CCF is governed by a Board of Directors, chosen for their knowledge of the area. Investments are guided by an Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, following a prudent investment policy for long-term endowments. Individuals or organizations looking to give back to the Carthage community now or as a legacy for years to come, may wish to open endowment funds, unrestricted funds, designated funds, field of interest funds, or donor advised funds with CCF. CCF currently oversees 70 funds established to improve quality of life in Carthage and Jasper County, and annually grants more than $70,000 to support community organizations and local residents. CCF also proudly supports our agency partners, nonprofit organizations providing many important services for the Carthage area. Donations to our agency partners' endowment funds help strengthen these organizations for years to come. To learn more, establish a fund, or make a gift to CCF or one of our agency partners, please visit cfozarks.org/carthage or facebook.com/carthagecf.