Frequently Asked Questions
Will you consider an emergency request?
Yes. Requests outside of the normal submission times (by April 1 or September 1) can be submitted, of a true emergency
situation. Contact Jan Witherwax, at 817-8787 for information.
May I present in person?
A request is evaluated only by materials presented, as well as research done independently by committee members. Entities are
highly encouraged to give full and sufficient information so that the request is clear and well supported.
Do you donate to organizations outside of Columbia? Outside of Boone County?
We are delighted to support all communities within Boone County. The trust allows us to make an impact specifically in Boone
County, Missouri, as expressed by the founding member.
What are restrictions on grants?
Grants are not made for operating expenses. Limited life electronics, computers and/or temporary or one-time use items are
discouraged. Grants are limited to organizations that have an IRS 501(c)(3) designation.
When will I be notified if we are selected to receive money after the request has been submitted?
If an emergency request is submitted, we plan to have an answer within a few business days. When you submit an application for
one of the regularly scheduled meetings, you should have notification by month-end of May or October, respectively.