Numerous organizations throughout Springfield and its surrounding areas have received boosts to their programs and day-to-day operations, thanks to 10 donations totaling more than $59,000 from the Arvest Foundation.

The Arvest Foundation is committed to providing funding to grantees actively working to create positive change for others and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint, specifically in the areas of K-12 education and economic development.

The following organizations have benefitted from Arvest Foundation donations:

Care to Learn -- $4,000 Care to Learn Nixa -- $2,000 Child Advocacy Center -- $3,500 Every Child Promise -- $2,500 Harmony House -- $10,000 I Pour Life -- $5,000 Isabel’s House -- $2,500 Missouri State University Foundation -- $7,500 Springfield Catholic Schools -- $2,500 United Way of the Ozarks -- $20,000

“We are pleased to present these donations on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the efforts of these organizations,” said Brad Crain, president for Arvest in Springfield. “We believe these donations reflect Arvest’s commitment to our communities, especially to education and to the children in the region.”

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.