SMB community group photo

Community Involvement

We are a community bank, founded by people in Southwest Missouri. Being locally owned, we want the cities and towns in which we live and do business to be better because we are here! That's why we're so involved in our communities.

In addition to the thousands of dollars we give every year to local organizations, SMB employees give of their time and talent to countless efforts in our communities. Our 215 employees are encouraged to serve as volunteers and leaders in the organizations we support. Many of our employees are on boards and committees, serving in the local schools, civic clubs, and arts organizations. We feel very strongly that it is our responsibility to make our communities better. We take pride in knowing that we are a true community bank, where all decisions are made right here by people who live, work and play here.

“As an employee of Southwest Missouri Bank, I love volunteering in the community and hearing other people compliment my employer on how much we do for our communities. It makes me proud to be an employee of such a giving organization.”
Tracy C.

Here are just some of the organizations we support.

  • American Red Cross
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Ascent Recovery Agencies
  • Aspire
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Bright Futures Joplin
  • Building Bridges
  • Camp Barnabas
  • Carthage Economic Development Corporation
  • Carthage R-9 School Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce – all local chambers
  • Children's Center of Southwest Missouri
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Connect2Culture
  • Creative Learning Alliance
  • Crowder College Foundation
  • Crowder Industries
  • Freeman Health System
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Jasper County Sheltered Facilities
  • Jasper County Youth Fair
  • Joplin Humane Society
  • Joplin Little Theatre
  • Joplin NALA Read
  • Joplin Regional Partnership
  • KCUMB Medical School
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Lafayette House
  • Local school districts
  • Mercy Hospital Joplin
  • Miracle League of Joplin
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Neosho Business and Industrial Foundation
  • Neosho Exchange Club
  • Newton County Business Development
  • Newton County Youth Fair
  • ProMusica
  • Relay for Life
  • Ronald McDonald House of the Four States
  • Rotary Club – all local clubs
  • Salvation Army
  • Soroptimist Club
  • Spiva Center for the Arts
  • United Way
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's
  • Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation
  • YMCA – local chapters
  • Young Professionals Network