NEW! Horse and Dog Shelters, Sanctuaries and Rescue Facilities Grants Available!

The Community Foundation of the Lake is pleased to announce a grant round earmarked for funding of horse and dog shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue facilities. This grant is not for funding of salaries, utilities or rent. The grant round will open September 26th, 2021 and close October 24, 2021. The link to the grant hub is http://cfozarks.org/applyforgrants. Grant awards will range from $500 to $10,000 and be limited to only funding shelters, sanctuaries and rescue facilities for horses and dogs in Morgan, Miller and Camden counties. This grant is available thanks to a field of interest fund created by the Karen Jean Rudek Trust. All questions should be directed to Jane Wright at 636-219-6892.

NEW! 4 Legged Friends Grants Available!

The Community Foundation of the Lake is pleased to announce a new grant for the support of our four legged friends. The Karen Jean Rudek Fund provides support for horse and dog shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue facilities with preference given to Lake of the Ozarks organizations. This grant is not for funding of salaries, utilities or rent.

Challenge Grants Awarded!

SEE GRANT RECIPIENTS BELOW

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Contact Us

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

573.480.9973
Info@CommunityFoundationoftheLake.com


 

 

Community Foundation of the Lake Grants

In 2008, the Community Foundation of the Lake was established by community leaders to assist in building the educational, cultural, health and economic development of the Lake area. The Community Foundation is affiliated with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks which assists more than 40 communities in fund development and administration of the funds at a minimal cost so that the financial resources stay in each community.

The Community Foundation of the Lake, a new way of giving, recently awarded 15 grants to the following local community nonprofit programs:

  • Wonderland Camp to fund the gap
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to sponsor 2 new matches of big brothers and big sisters
  • Kids' Harbor for centralized, flexible phone system updated for remote access, faxes, etc
  • Food for Morgan County to expand the "Living a Healthy Life” for Diabetes Education
  • Local Area Needs Initiative for home and appliance repair or appliance purchase
  • Camden County Child Advocacy vouchers to buy socks/underwear and back to school supplies
  • Lake Arts Council for summer Missoula Children's Theatre play
  • Camdenton School Buddy Packs for buddy pack program
  • CADV to provide 15-25 clients with insurance, medicine, childcare
  • Medical Missions for Christ for rent on climate controlled medical supply storage facility
  • Children's Learning Center to purchase a refrigerator and stove
  • Royal Arts Council to support community theatre productions
  • Lake Area Industries to purchase one evacuation chair to be used in the event of a fire or tornado
  • Hero’s Outreach for Program gathering and meals
  • LOZ Stop Human Trafficking Coalition for direct aid to victims and survivors, housing

The Community Foundation is a growing resource to receive and grant local community funds donated by families,individuals and corporations. Donations may be in any amount,unrestricted to benefit any community need or restricted by donor designationand used for a specific program or purposes as the donor identifies. All Community Foundation funds stay in the Lake area where they benefit manyorganizations meeting a broad range of local community needs.

2022 Grantees

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2021 Grantees

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  • 2021-T07A9793 12 Sk
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The Karen Jean Rudek Fund Grantees

Blue Moon Sanctuary
Mary Ann Golden, Pres, Lynda Tober, VP, Judy Laber, Sec/Tres

Ozark Kat & K9
Mark Engstrom, Pres, Angi Uber, Shelter Mgr

Dogwood Animal Shelter
Ellen Keen, Shelter Mgr, Barbara Bender, Treas

Ivy Bend Shelter
J.R. Bibey, Pres, Connie Bibey, Sec/Treas, Rachel Duvall, Board Member, Corey King & girls, Volunteers

 Meowtown
Tom Schroeter, Pres, Toni Schroeter, Sec/Treas

MO Forget Me Not Horse Rescue
Connie Hendrix, Pres, Donna Ogle, VP

 

 

2019 Grantees

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2018 Grantees

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2017 Grantees

  • BBBS
  • Buddy Packs
  • CADV
  • Child Advoc.
  • Fellowship Christian Athletes
  • Food For Morgan County
  • Kids Harbor
  • Lake Area Industries
  • Lake Arts Council
  • Laser Robotics
  • Medical Missions For Christ
  • Osage Beach Senior Center
  • Share The Harvest
  • Westlake Aquatic Center
  • Wonderland Camp
 

 

In 2016 more than $26,000 was awarded to 17 local Non-Profits by Community Foundation of the Lake

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