Charitable organizations must maintain and build assets for both day-to-day operations and sustainability. The Community Foundation of the Lake provides agencies with the vehicle to grow their capacity to serve people through the wise stewardship of their funds and opportunities for collaboration with like-minded organizations.

CFL addresses the needs of nonprofits through the Agency Partners Program. Participating agencies have the peace of mind knowing their charitable resources are being managed in a sound and responsible manner by a dedicated, experienced Investment Advisory Board as well as a staff and Board of Directors committed to working for the benefit of our communities.

The Agency Partners Program provides the following services to members who establish a fund with the Community Foundation of the Lake:

  • Investment management and technical support
  • Endowment building training opportunities
  • Leveraged fundraising opportunities
  • Exposure to donor network
  • Board development
  • Educational and marketing materials
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development seminars on a variety of pertinent topics

Agencies that choose to partner with the Community Foundation of the Lake will know they are engaged in a regional effort to enrich and better the lives of people and communities throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association
Cell: 573-680-3933
Office: 573-298-0258 ext 105

The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association

Our Mission: Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association is a not-for-profit agency that educates, supports, and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth, and families in central Missouri by offering services and partnering with community and governmental agencies to develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families.

Children's Learning Center
88 Third Street
Camdenton, MO 65020

Children's Learning Center

CLC is a not for profit, charity that is dedicated to providing quality inclusive programs & experiences to children with special needs and developmental delays. Children of ALL skill levels participate in quality inclusive programs. We are also a Missouri Accredited Center and an Advanced Eat Smart Center. The mission of Children’s Learning Center is to promote child development through friendships and family. CLC provides support services to children with special needs and developmental delays guiding them towards a successful future by meeting and enhancing their intellectual, social, and physical needs in a supportive, developmentally appropriate manner. CLC provides community integration, social skills and self-help/adaptive improvement for children.

Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV)
P.O. Box 245
Camdenton, MO 65020
888-809-SAFE (7233)

Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV)

Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) established in 1984, is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The highly committed Board of Directors, staff and volunteers provide the information, tools, resources and support that empower victims to make and sustain positive changes in their lives. These changes lead to a life free from violence.

Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victim Outreach Center (CADV/VOC) strives to cultivate a culture of resiliency in individuals experiencing abuse are empowered to Thrive. Through advocacy services and community engagement we will pursue an end to violence in the Lake area.

Crisis Services offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services provided primarily in: Camden, Miller & Morgan Counties

HOTLINE: (888) 809-7233

The Dream Factory
PO Box 79
Osage Beach, MO 65065

The Dream Factory: Lake of the Ozarks Chapter

 We grant dreams to children ages three through eighteen who are critically or chronically ill.

Dedication; Responsibility; Empathy; Attention; Mission-driven = DREAM

We do not limit our mission to children who have life threatening illness. We believe that children with chronic conditions also suffer from both physical and emotional pain dealing with their day-to-day challenges. We do consider all requests. To be approved for a dream, the child’s condition must be physical, not resulting from an accident, and not mental/emotional. It is also important that the dream be that of the child, and not other family members. The child must be able to communicate his or her dream to the Dream Factory screening volunteers.  In addition, the child cannot have received services from any other wish granting organization.

We raise our own funds and use those funds to grant the dreams of local children. We do not have corporate sponsors, but we depend on donations from individuals and organizations. We do have two fundraisers each year: The Clown Golf Tournament at Osage National in the Spring and the HyVee Halloween Hallow in October. We usually grant 8-10 dreams per year and to date have granted over 400 dreams. The average cost of each dream is $5000-6000, depending on the dream and on the size of the family if travel is involved.

“When I grow up, I want to do what you do – make kids happy.”

Food for Morgan County

Food for Morgan County

Food for Morgan County(F4MC) is a not for profit agency that was formed in 2011 to help meet the needs of low income Morgan County, especially the need for food. Morgan County is an area of great need, and few resources. More than 2/3 of the children are eligible for WIC or subsidized school lunch program. There is also a large population of senior adults living below the poverty level. Households facing these challenges are considered “food uncertain”. In other words, they are regularly faced with not knowing how to obtain basic food needs. Morgan County is ranked Very High in this category.

Food for Morgan County currently serves more than 550 families per month. Participants select the food they need from our distribution room, enabling them to meet their needs without taking food that would go unused. They choose from a selection of canned goods, staples, fresh produce, and meat and dairy items. We are located at 305 W. Newton, Versailles, in the Morgan County Resource Center, which also houses other agencies serving those in need. Our hours and days of service vary, but can be found by calling 573-789-7473 or by contacting us on Facebook.

To respond to the need for food as well as other basic needs, F4MC offers a weekly distribution of food (households may come one time per month), and works closely with other agencies to help improve access to resources for those most in need. F4MC is affiliated with the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, and offers food to any household needing food. Our services are made possible by the generous donations from the community, a dedicated corps of volunteers and board members, and the continued support of the Community Foundation.

Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club
99 Arthur Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020

Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club

The Idiots Club (Jesters of Goodwill) help kids and have fun doing it. This 501(c)3 charity is all volunteer, so all the proceeds go to the children in-need. Since this charity started on June 14, 2014 it has been meeting needs as identified by school counselors, nurses and social workers and other professionals in the Social Service agencies and has spent more than $332,560.00. In 5 years, this charity has been able to provide more than 16,645 child assists! We provide everything from shoes to car transmissions, tires, cheerleading fees to band fees, to bed bug eradication and psychological therapy, to heaters for a cold bedroom and scholarships for youth living in poverty to take Dual-Credit courses to help them gain the education they need to break the cycle of poverty. Since Spring, 2017, the Jesters of Goodwill has provided $54,152.50 to give 162 students the opportunity to take 255 classes and receive 758 college credits.

Kids' Harbor, Inc.
5717 Chapel Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Kids' Harbor Too
1811A Eastlawn Avenue
St. Robert, MO 65584

Kids' Harbor

Kids’ Harbor is a nationally accredited child advocacy center serving 10 counties in the state of Missouri with locations in Osage Beach and St. Robert, MO. The agency was established in 2001 by a group of community members who were concerned about how children were treated through a criminal justice investigation. Kids’ Harbor’s mission is to provide coordinated response, healing, and prevention of child abuse. The organization fulfills this mission through a variety of services, offered free of charge, to child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers. Some of these services include forensic interviews and medical exams, advocacy, mental health counseling, crisis intervention, crime victim’s compensation application assistance, multidiscipline case review, and prevention education.

Lake Area
Big Brothers Big Sisters
PO Box 643
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters

The mission of Lake Area Brothers Big Sisters is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, through a professionally supported, primarily one-to-one relationship with a caring and committed volunteer, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become more confident, competent, and caring individuals.

Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationally accredited, not for profit agency which has been providing services to the youth of Morgan, Miller and Camden Counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates matches between adult mentors (Bigs) with children (Littles) age 6-14 who need additional support, guidance and encouragement. Once matched, Littles may stay in the program until age 17.

Spending just an hour per week with a child who needs an adult role model can be life changing for the child ... and for you.

Lake Area Industries

1720 North Business Rt. 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Lake Area Industries

LAI’s mission is to provide meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities, providing them daily challenges and support to reach their greatest potential!

LAI also operates the popular retail nursery and garden center, Gifted Gardens; voted Best of the Lake in 2015 & 2016. The garden center brings new job experiences and challenges that employees will carry with them in life and hopefully future job opportunities.

Tours of the workshop are always welcome, come by and see our magnificent operation!

M onday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Lake Arts Council
3797 Osage Beach Pkwy, #A1
Stone Crest Mall Ste. D1
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Lake Arts Council

There are fifteen independent arts groups at the Lake. We help publicize their events and assist them in administratively. We attempt to fill cultural voids that are not covered by our Allied Arts Group partners.

Examples are:

  • Every summer we bring the Missouri Symphony to the Lake.
  • We sponsor Student Art and Photo Quest that involves over 400 students in our three-county service area, ranging from grades 1-12.
  • We annually bring the Missoula Children’s Theater to the Lake for a one-week program that benefits children from ages six thru eighteen.

There is no charge to participate in any of our children’s programs. We are dependent on community support and grants to operate.

For more detailed information go to

Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Police-Fire Games

PO Box 912
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-1599 or 573-375-3738

Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Police-Fire Games

History-Information: The Can-Am Games promote physical fitness and camaraderie among and between law enforcement, fire service, EMS, protective services personnel and agencies.

The first games were held in 1977 and have grown over the years to a six day event. The games take place every other year. Past locations include; Regina, Saskatchewan, Milwaukee, Spokane, London, Baton Rouge, St. Cloud, MN. and York, PA., and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

This is a non-profit event. Any profit from the games will go to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. The President & CEO of Special Olympics MO is serving on our Can-Am games committee.

Dates: June 25-July 1, 2018 and June 15-21, 2020

Participatants: Expecting 1,000 to 1,500 participates from the U.S. and Canada.

Games: The Lake of the Ozarks is proposing 49 events over a six day period. The events will be held all over the Lake including; Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Osage Beach and Lake Ozark as well as in Springfield and Lebanon. Host Board and Committee: The Lake of the Ozarks has already established a host board and committee as required by the federation board. The board and committee consists of Fire Chiefs from the entire Lake area, Camden County and Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Osage Beach, and Camdenton Police Chiefs, EMS personnel, MO Department of Corrections, MO Highway Patrol, President/CEO of Special Olympics MO, Tri-County Lodging Association Staff and Lake of the Ozarks CVB staff. The board and committee have been meeting on a regular basis preparing for the games.

Lake of the Ozarks Development Center
PO Box 753
Camdenton, MO 65020

Lake of the Ozarks Development Center

Lake of the Ozarks Developmental Center (L.O.D.C.) is a private not-for profit corporation founded in 1979 to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families in the lake area. L.O.D.C. is a vendor of services for the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health and partners with the Camden County Developmental Disability Resources.

Lake of the Ozarks Developmental Center’s mission is to provide individual training and support to persons with disabilities to enable them to become self-sufficient in the work place and in the community. The Lake of the Ozarks Developmental Center embraces the fundamental belief that every person has value and deserves equal opportunity to contribute to society, according to his/her unique abilities and to be active members of the community.

Programs & Services Offered:

  • Independent Living Skills Development
  • ndividualized Supported Living
  • Community Employment

Lake Regional Health System
54 Hospital Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Lake Regional Health System

Lake Regional Health Foundation To improve the health of our community by making meaningful advancements in health care provided by our local, not-for-profit hospital, Lake Regional Health System.

Whether you're a long-time resident or a seasonal visitor, you can count on Lake Regional for top-quality medical care. With our state-of-the-art hospital and network of clinics, therapy sites and pharmacies, Lake Regional offers a wide range of services to meet all health care needs.

Our 500,000-square-foot, 121-bed hospital features private patient rooms, a large Outpatient department and a 35-bed Emergency Department. Our Emergency Department is a state-designated Level III Trauma Center that treats nearly 31,000 patients annually. The hospital also features an 18-bed Intensive Care/Cardiac Care Unit and a 21-bed Progressive Care Unit. Our Family Birth Center includes a Level II Nursery. Lake Regional also is a state-designated Level II Stroke Center and Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center.

Lake Regional Health System also includes seven primary care clinics; 20+ specialty clinics; four walk-in care clinics; four satellite physical and cardiac rehab therapy sites; five retail pharmacies; a skilled nursing facility; and home health and hospice services. Contact Trish Creach at 573-348-8376

Medical Missions
for Christ Clinic

1974 N. Business Rte 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Medical Missions for Christ Clinic

Mission Statement:
It is our mission to provide quality health care in a manner that reflects the love of Christ.

Since 2006, our volunteers have provided health services at no charge to uninsured, low income residents of the Lake area. All patients are treated with respect and compassion regardless of their economic, social, or spiritual status.

Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
1025 Heritage Road
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Missouri Forget-Me-Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary was established as a non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization in 2011, when Connie Hendrix and Donna Ogle, who had been rescuing and sheltering horses using their own funds, realized that they needed public support in order to continue to help reduce the suffering of the ever increasing number of neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses in Central and Southwest Missouri. MFMN does not discriminate based on age, breed, health or ride-ability of the horses it accepts, but rather, helps all to live a good life, or sometimes pass away with dignity. Since 2011, the shelter has taken in over 428 horses and has adopted out 232 horses to approved homes. We work with law enforcement to help fight neglect and abuse, and we are one of only 72 sanctuaries (all species) worldwide that has earned accreditation by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Currently, we are sheltering 83 horses at the Sanctuary and Donna Ogle’s nearby farm.

The organization has minimal administrative costs, no paid employees and is a 100% volunteer organization. We also facilitate a network of foster homes in the surrounding area that also provide food and shelter to over 50 abandoned and unwanted horses. MFMN is funded almost entirely by contributions from individuals. All donations are tax deductible. EIN#45-3787871.

Osage Beach Senior Center

5709A Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Osage Beach Senior Center

We have been in operation since the fall of 2014. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We provide a place for seniors to hang out, play cards, do crafts, wood carving, exercise, socialize, etc. Lunch starts at 10:30 with soup and salad followed with a hot buffet from 11 am to 12:30 pm. We also deliver homebound meals on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA) which is a private not-for-profit, serving seniors in 19 counties in Mid-Missouri. Their mission statement is: The CMAAA recognizes the individual capabilities and needs of each older person. They assist communities to establish a full range of services which allow older people to live in the most independent manner possible.

Westlake Aquatic Center
134 N Fairgrounds Rd.
Laurie, MO 65037

Westlake Aquatic Center

Westlake Aquatic Center (WAC) is the only indoor pool open to the public in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The mini-Olympic pool houses 4 lap lanes and ranges in depth from 3 ft to 9 ft with a water temperature of 86 degrees daily. It is open 7 days a week with 23 different water aerobics, arthritis/wellness, or water walking classes as well as lap swim and open swim opportunities. Lifeguard & CPR classes are held. Group and private swim lessons are available.

All of the instructors are certified water fitness instructors and have current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications. The Mid-Missouri Dive Team, Missouri Water Patrol, area fire departments and rescue squads may train and test free at WAC. The pool is home to the Camdenton High School swim team and the Tridents team for younger students. WAC is frequented by lake area Boy & Girl Scouts, church and other youth groups, and area school field trips. Private birthday and other parties are available.

As a vital part of the wellness program, the Morgan County Health Department comes monthly to provide blood pressure checks and glucose monitoring as well as offering flu shots and nutritional counseling. Water rehabilitation therapy can be scheduled by local doctors with Lake Regional Health System’s physical therapists.

WAC has a Little Free Library available to surrounding communities. Free books are available for children through adults. The coffee pot is always on and usually a lively conversation is going on in the lobby. Our patron’s social, as well as physical, needs are met. For many seniors this is a vital part of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle program.

Our mission is:
To improve the health and quality of life of the residents and visitors of all ages by providing physical fitness, rehabilitation, education and social opportunities in a safe and environmentally friends facility accessible to all.” Our motto is: “WAC—building your own good health.

Wonderland Camp
18591 Miller Circle
Rocky Mount, MO 65072

Wonderland Camp

Located on 150 acres of wooded and lakefront property, every inch of Wonderland Camp has been designed to serve individuals ages 6 and up who have developmental disabilities and accompanying physical disabilities.

Features Accessible for All

  • 12 air-conditioned and heated cabins
  • State-of-the-art health clinic with R.N.
  • Dining Hall providing 3 complete meals a day plus snacks. Special diet needs are always met.
  • High-ropes elements, climbing wall, archery, mini golf, treehouse
  • Heated pool, fishing dock, nature trail, paddle boats, pontoon boats

Traditional camping activities include camp fires, arts & crafts, nature, singing, and special evening activities. Famous for our weekly talent shows and our Thursday night dances!

Come as young as age 6 and keep coming. No upper age limit at Wonderland Camp. Our staff personalizes activities for campers by age group and interests. A group of little boys wants to fish and paddle the boats today? Let’s do it! Teenage girls want to walk or roll the nature trail and talk? Bring it on. Adults want to challenge each other on the climbing wall? Here we go! We can handle almost any personal care need as long as camper behavior is appropriate.




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





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