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Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 3rd Year of Corley Grant Recipients

June 16, 2022

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Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the third year of grants from the generous Trust set up by the late Bob Corley. Mr. Corley, who passed away in 2019, was a lifelong area resident and entrepreneur who supported many area charities and institutions, such as MSSU, Freeman Health System, KCU Medical & Dental Schools, Mercy Hospital, Salvation Army, Lafayette House and Spiva Center for the Arts. His perpetual trust continues his generosity by providing financial support to area non-profit organizations, particularly those which assist the homeless and disadvantaged populations.

“This year we received applications from almost 70 organizations, seeking almost $700,000. The distribution committee awarded grants to 44 area non-profits through the distribution of $246,962.” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank. “Mr. Corley’s legacy continues to enhance our local community, and will do so for many years to come. We are confident Bob would be proud of each of these organizations and the much needed services they provide to our neighbors.”

Corley Trust recipients

Organizations receiving funds this year are:

  • The Alliance of Southwest Missouri
  • Angel Guild
  • Area Agency on Aging, Region X
  • Aspire Scholarship Program
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
  • Bright Futures Joplin
  • Bright Futures Neosho
  • Carthage Crisis Center
  • Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, Inc.
  • Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri
  • Connect2Culture
  • Creative Learning Alliance
  • Crosslines Ministries Neosho
  • Downtown Joplin Alliance
  • Fostering Hope
  • Freeman Health System
  • God’s Resort
  • Hearts and Hammers
  • Higher Power Garage
  • Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri
  • Jasper County CASA
  • Joplin Area Fuller Center for Housing
  • Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Joplin Dental School
  • Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum
  • Joplin Humane Society
  • Joplin Kiwanis
  • Joplin NALA Read
  • Joplin Rotary
  • Joplin Workshops
  • Lafayette House
  • Life Choices
  • Lion Co-op at MSSU
  • Mercy Health Foundation Joplin
  • Missouri Southern Foundation
  • Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Pro Musica
  • Regional Health and Welfare
  • Salvation Army - Jasper Newton County (Carthage)
  • Spiva Center for the Arts
  • Vision Carthage
  • Watered Gardens Ministries
  • Webb City Farmers Market
  • Wildcat Glades

A reception was held for all recipients today at the Southwest Missouri Bank Community Center at 7th and Duquesne.

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