Why Your Support Matters

Community-building is key to the success of rural areas. Your donation helps us connect with youth, teachers, and community leaders in rural areas. Together we can make a difference!Carol Silvey

"School-centered philanthropy is at the heart of rural development. We must do all we can to support our schools, teachers, and students." 

Carol Silvey
Senior Associate for Advancement
Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Make a Donation

Help us continue our work with an online donation today! Your donation makes it possible for us to encourage rural people through education, research, organizing and advocacy to become knowledgeable, persistent, and effective citizens who are actively engaged in policy issues that directly affect the quality of education in their communities.

Thank You for Supporting CMI

Stewards ($10,000 & above)
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Sixteenth Section Fund
The Rural School and Community Trust

Jim Beddow, Sioux Falls, SD
Brown Business College Building, Galesburg, IL 
Carroll County Electric Cooperative, AR
Rand and Molly Chappell, Conway, AR
John and Mary Cooper, Springfield, MO
Drury University School of Education and Child Development, Springfield, MO
Brian Fogle, Springfield, MO
Gary and Jana Funk, Galesburg, IL
Hal and Kathy Funk, Springfield, MO
Pat Funk, Springfield, MO
Randy Funk, Overland Park, KS
Galesburg Community Foundation, IL
Glenstone Square, Springfield, MO
Brent and Jeannie Glover, Marble Falls, AR
Lavina Grandon, Valley Springs, AR
Rick Gregory & Carolyn Herman, St. Louis, MO
Jack & Fran Hood, Springfield, MO 
JKH Enterprises, Springfield, MO
Cody and Cheryl Johnson, St. Paul, MN 
Julie Leeth, Springfield, MO 
John Petiford, Springfield, MO
Running Jenny Fund
Carol Silvey, West Plains, MO
Thomasville, MO, Community Center
West Central Illinois Food Cooperative