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Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 8

Joplin, MO United States 64802-0008

Telephone: 4176253202

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $4,800,045

Total giving: $249,000






Established in 1967 in MO - Established by Mrs. Timmons in 1967, to enable her children and grandchildren to carry on an already existing program of assistance in the areas of education, health, medical research, the arts, and programs with emphasis to benefit minority groups, social services, and ecology

Purpose and Activities

Primary area of interest is education programs for minorities; support also for health and medical research, the arts, social services, and ecology. Small, tax-exempt organizations, which have little or no federal, state, or local financial assistance, are favored for grants.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $4,800,045 (market value)

Expenditures: $327,743

Total giving: $249,000

Qualifying distributions: $260,506