Our Purpose

The Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation is a charitable foundation whose purpose is to give monetary support to 501(c)(3) organizations that address critical health needs in the following counties in southwest Missouri: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, LaClede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright.

OHAF’s flexibility in its grant making process allows the Board of Directors to provide support where it is most needed. Periodically, the Foundation’s Board will also initiate funding based on urgent and critical needs as identified by collaborative community-based needs assessment data and consensus opinions.

Grant Cycles

The Foundation has two primary grant cycles. The summer cycle begins in March with funds awarded in July. The winter cycle begins in September with funds awarded in February. The Community Assessment and Grants Committee reviews grant proposals and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors, which is comprised of community leaders. The Board of Directors makes the final grant award decision. The grant process spans several months to ensure adequate time for consideration.  The average dollar amount of our grants is $4,400.