Our Mission

To recruit, train and support community volunteers who assist the court in protecting the best interests of abused and neglected children in Southwest Missouri



Tax Credits Available

The Champion For Children tax credits are available for individuals and businesses that qualify. The tax credits are 50% state tax credits, meaning the donor will receive a credit against their Missouri income tax for 50% of the amount contributed. In addition, if they itemize deductions on their tax return, the charitable contribution will reduce federal and state income taxes further, depending on their tax bracket. 


Amount of Donation

$ 100

$ 1,000

$ 5,000

Tax Savings (Fed & MO)

$  84

$ 840

$ 4200

Net Out of Pocket Cost

$ 16

$ 160

$  800

Example Assumptions:

  • Married Filing Jointly
  • 28% tax bracket (taxable income of $100,000)
  • Can itemize deductions

Tax credits may be applied to the tax year in which the donation was made or they can be carried over for four years. With this tax credit, gifts of appreciated property such as stocks and bonds may make the tax benefits even greater by eliminating capital gains tax. For more information, contact Beth at (417) 864-6202 ext 262 or

Please consult your personal tax advisor for advice specific to your situation.