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Give Ozarks

The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF) was created in 2001.  Since their inception, the Foundation has given 271 $500 grants.  That is $135,500 put into Missouri Classrooms for special projects and basic supplies.  This is all thanks to you and your generosity!  MRTA, MRTF, and classrooms across Missouri THANK YOU!  We still need your help!


Give Ozarks is a 24-hour online fundraising marathon taking place on May 9, 2017. More than 225 Missouri nonprofit agencies are participating in this event to raise both money and awareness of philanthropy in our region.  MRTF will be raising money for our permanent endowment fund that will eventually provide funds for our classroom grant program in perpetuity.


The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which is hosting Give Ozarks, selected MRTF to receive up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds to expand our endowment fund!  This means for every $1 you give we will get a matching $1, up to $5,000!  An endowment is crucial for the long-term sustainability of MRTF because it provides an annual distribution while its original principal grows over time.


How to Donate

Online: You can support our effort by making a secure donation online at  anytime from midnight to midnight on May 9, 2017. By donating online you will give MRTF the opportunity to win cash prizes beginning at $1,500 throughout the day.  All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS and we welcome gifts of any amount starting at $5.