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Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Corley Grant Availability

March 19, 2024

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Southwest Missouri Bank, trustee of the W.R. Corley Memorial Trust, has announced the fifth year of availability of grants to qualified non-profit organizations. Eligible entities include those who provide services to the homeless and low-income populations in Jasper and Newton Counties. 

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“Bob Corley would be very pleased to see that his legacy is having an impact on the communities he loved,” said Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Southwest Missouri Bank. "He was very generous to the community during his lifetime, and that generosity will continue in the future. A multitude of organizations were able to benefit last year, and we look forward to continuing Bob’s philanthropy in the coming year.” Since Mr. Corley’s passing the trust has distributed approximately $750,000.

Grant applications will be available beginning March 20th by emailing trust@smbonline.com  or by calling (417) 623-3424. Applications are due by May 6th. Grants will be reviewed by a distribution committee and awarded in mid-June.

“We have many non-profits in Jasper and Newton Counties that help the homeless and disadvantaged in our area,” said Brown.  “Mr. Corley’s dream was that his generosity would make a difference right here.”

Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President, Trust Officer, SMB Trust Services

Chuck Brown
Senior Vice President and Trust Officer
SMB Trust Services
Phone: (417) 623-3424
Email: trust@smbonline.com