Silver Dollar City Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families grow closer together in the communities of Stone and Taney counties. Silver Dollar City Foundation was incorporated as a 501c(3) private foundation in December of 1996, providing grants to support youth and adult ministry programs and projects strengthening families.
Today, the Foundation works through the local schools to help children and families in our community. The Foundation’s two core projects includes Care for Kids and Hope Grants. Care for Kids is dedicated to meeting the physical, immediate needs of area children in partnership with 14 school districts. Hope Grants are designed to do just that – give Hope. Whether it is giving families hope through early childhood education programs or by giving families hope by strengthening the family bond, it’s all about Hope for the future.
The Silver Dollar City Foundation is coordinated by Executive Director Mindy Honey. Foundation projects are supported by the Silver Dollar City Attractions in Branson, Missouri: Silver Dollar City, the Showboat Branson Belle and White Water, all part of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation.
We would love for you to learn more about the Foundation. Please enjoy the Foundation’s videos, testimonials and more.
"I wanted to let you know that I had one of my students who has faced MANY hardships in his young life show up to school wearing a shoe on his left foot different than the style he was wearing on his right foot so obvious as one was black/grey and the other white. Please know that Care for Kids saves me from being overwhelmed with the difficulties my students have to overcome. I was able to go get the boy a pair of shoes. Why should not matching shoes break my heart? I guess it symbolizes all that I want to spare students from, a life of chaos and obvious need. Thank you…"
— Grant Boyer, Forsyth Assistant Superintendent
"So many of the children don’t have the ability to thank you for the compassion that has been showered upon them during the past four years through the Silver Dollar City Foundation and the Care For Kids program. I wanted to share with you the heartfelt thanks they demonstrate through smiles, increased attention spans, better grades and improved attitudes. The biggest demonstration of their gratefulness comes when they just get to act like children without the weight of worry and frustration resulting from unmet physical needs."
— Josh Phillips, Hurley Principal
"What do you think it means to a kid with tumors growing all over her hands who was able to go to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to have them removed? What does it means to a boy who came to school covered with the stench of cat urine to have clean clothes provided? Or to a family whose rental home leaked so badly that rainwater poured in through the electrical outlets, shocking a child inside, to be able to move to a new place? The need is great, but I’m so thankful I live in this area with such compassionate people and a foundation and a company that put it all together."
— L. West, Kirbyville Counselor