Grant Application

NOTE: In 2020,  the spring deadline for the Open Grant Cycle is January 31st by 5pm due to Heather’s impending maternity leave. Thank you!

The deadline for the Open Grant Cycle is March 15th and September 15th, 5:00 pm annually.  These grants are available to agencies working within southwest Missouri as detailed below. Grants are made for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

To begin the application process, please contact Heather Zoromski HERE or at 417-888-1495. Late applications will not be considered. 

The Darr Family Foundation considers grant applications from nonprofit agencies providing services that meet the foundation’s mission of “empowering at-risk youth to overcome barriers to opportunity” and operate in these geographical areas:

  • Ten counties in Southwest Missouri: Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster.


Foundation grants are not awarded to the following: for-profit organizations; projects outside the Foundation’s mission; organizations whose policies or practices discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation; political campaigns; or funding for loan payments. Other exclusions may apply at the discretion of the Foundation.

If your nonprofit organization meets this criteria, we invite you to begin the application process by contacting Heather Zoromski HERE or at 417-888-1495. The deadline is March 15th and September 15th by 5:00 pm annually.