Our Difference

Stanley and Elaine Ball formed this foundation primarily to grant portions of their estate to area charities in the Springfield metro area. Past recipients have included Harmony House; Community Foundation of the Ozarks – Northwest Project; the Christian County Library; and the Taneyhills Community Library in Branson. Stanley recognized that there were many people in the Ozarks who truly wanted better lives, but simply didn’t have the resources necessary to improve their situations. As a result, he wanted to do his part to create communities that helped people to be successful and happy. He also felt strongly about education and helping children.  The Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation is proudly managed by Central Trust Company.

2017 Grant Season Now Closed


Award Notification

Notification of grant award status will be mailed by November 15, 2017. Notifications will be mailed regardless of whether you receive an award or not.