Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 5th Year of Corley Grant Recipients

Southwest Missouri Bank Announces 5th Year of Corley Grant Recipients

June 21, 2024

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Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the fifth 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, Mercy Hospital, Salvation Army, 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 were able to assist 58 area non-profits through the distribution of $279,660,” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank.  “Over the past five years over 1 million in grants have been distributed. Mr. Corley’s legacy will continue to enhance our local communities for many years to come, and will help these organizations provide much-needed services to our residents.”

Corley Grant Recipient presented with check

Organizations receiving funds this year are:

Angel Guild of Joplin
Area Agency on Aging, Region X
Ascent Recovery Residences
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper & Newton Counties
Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
Bright Futures Joplin
Bright Futures Neosho
Carl Junction Helping Hands Ministries
Carthage Crisis Center
Children's Center of Southwest Missouri
Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri, Inc.
Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri
Community Support Services of Missouri/CSS Early Learning Center
Creative Learning Alliance
Crosslines Ministries of the Joplin Area
Economic Security Corporation
Fostering Hope
Freeman Health System
George Spiva Center for the Arts
God's Resort
H.O.P.E. 4 You - Breast Cancer Foundation
Hearts and Hammers
Higher Power Garage
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity
Joplin Dental School
Joplin Family YMCA
Joplin Historical Society for the Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum
Joplin Humane Society
Joplin Kiwanis
Joplin NALA Read
Joplin Rotary
Joplin Trails Coalition
Lafayette House
LifeChoices Health Network
Loving Grace
Medical Loan Closet of Joplin
Minnie Hackney Community Service Charitable Foundation
Missouri Southern Foundation
MSSU Lion Co-op Center for Nutrition Security
Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity
Neosho Schools Charitable Foundation
One Joplin
Post Art Library
Pro Musica
RISE Neosho
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
Salvation Army of Jasper and Newton Counties
Solace House of the Ozarks
The Alliance of SWMO
The Help Center
The Next Step - Joplin
Vision Carthage
Watered Gardens Ministries
Webb City Farmers Market
Wildcat Glades Nature Group

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