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


Our 8th Annual Champagne Campaign will be September 13th, 2016 at beautiful Edgewater Estate!

Contact Us

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




2017 Grant Application: Grants accepted beginning January 1, 2017, must be in hand January 27.


A huge thank you to our supporters for coming out to our 8th Annual Champagne Campaign! It was a beautiful evening with friends of CFL at Edgewater Estate. 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.

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.


  • Fundraising Institute
    Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Time: 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks Community Room, Osage Beach, MO
    Who: Nonprofit Staff, Board Members and Volunteers
    RSVP to Jan Amos at jan@communityfoundationofthelake.com



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