What is a Community Foundation?

We are part of a rapidly growing field of more than 600 community foundations, acting as community savings accounts for regions around the country. We are a nonā€profit community organization created by and for the people of the Lake of the Ozarks area.

We are a foundation for the community, making grants to community organizations and building resources. We manage a variety of funds, established by families, individuals and corporations. We're here to help our donors do good work . . . Forever.

Community Foundation of the Lake PSA

Distinct Features of a Community Foundation

Community Foundation of the Lake is Affiliated
with Community Foundation of the Ozarks


CFL's 10th Annual Champagne Campaign

A huge thank you to our supporters for coming out to our 10th Annual Champagne Campaign! It was a beautiful evening with friends of CFL at LaRoca Club. Thank you again to all our sponsors and donors for giving so generously. Donations raised at Champagne Campaign will be shared through our CFL grant awards to support our local Non-Profits.

Contact Us

Community Foundation of the Lake
PO Box 1413
Lake Ozark, MO 65049



CFL is pleased to announce the 2019 grant round, now open until January 31, 2019. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500 to local non profits to assist in building the educational, cultural, health and economic development of the Lake area. Beginning this year, the grant application is completely on line. If you require assistance with this new process, please email Jane Wright at moijane@icloud.com.

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Community Foundation of the Lake


To assist in building the educational, cultural, health and economic
development of our community.

How Your Philanthropy Dollars Work Harder in a Foundation

  • We are building a permanent community resource that will provide endowment funds that will grow and benefit our community forever.

  • We help donors create an individual or family legacy and offer a simple way to fulfill multiple charitable intents, with lowcost administration, making us a good alternative to private or family

  • We offer personalized service, including donor and family involvement and education in selecting charities and connecting donors with strategic and highimpact funding opportunities.

  • We accept a wide variety of assets and offer maximum tax advantage.

  • All our funds stay in the community, where they benefit local organizations meeting a broad range of local needs.

  • We can preserve donor intent even when community issues and organizations change.

  • All assets are subject to audit and annual confirmation by an external accounting firm.




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