Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Fifth Year of Corley Grant Availability

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(Joplin, MO) 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.

“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 20 by emailing or by calling 417.623.3424. Applications are due by May 6. 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.”

About Southwest Missouri Bank:

Southwest Missouri Bank is proud to be the largest locally-owned community bank in southwest Missouri. We have been a leader in offering quality banking services to our customers since we opened our first branch in 1979 in Carthage, Missouri. With 11 branches and more than 40 ATMs in southwest Missouri, we are proud to offer our customers the convenience, friendly service, and professional expertise expected from a financial advisor.


Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer
Southwest Missouri Bank

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