New Grant Round Opens December 16, 2019!

Grant requests for the Community Foundation of the Lake’s 2020 community grants must be received online through the following link by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2020. The Community Foundation of the Lake grants are available for 501(c)(3) Non-Profits in Camden, Miller and Morgan Counties.

501(c)(3) organizations or other IRS approved entities (government entities, school districts, and churches) serving the Lake of the Ozarks area are eligible to apply. 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. Applicants may apply for up to $2,500 in funding for this grant cycle.

Contact Jane Wright, CFL Grant Chair, with questions about this grant program (573) 348-2816 or email Contact Bridget Dirks for questions about the application process or with technical questions (417) 864-6199.

The Community Foundation of the Lake has awarded more than $280,000 in grants in our Lake community since its inception in 2009.

Challenge Grants Awarded!

Make a donation online and Community Foundation of the Lake will match it! Please be sure to indicate which charity your donation is to be credited toward. CLICK HERE TO DONATE


Contact Us

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




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 19 grants to the following local community nonprofit programs:

  • Wonderland Camp for 7 campers to attend summer camp
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to sponsor 8 new matches of big brothers and big sisters
  • LambHouse for the Sue’s Shoes program to provide new shoes for those in need
  • Kids' Harbor for 2 refrigerators and to update kitchen
  • Food for Morgan City for access ramp to community center
  • Camdenton School Laser Robotics for 6 Chromebooks for Laser Robotics Program
  • Westlake Aquatic for swim lessons for children in summer program
  • Camden City Child Advocacy vouchers to buy socks/underwear and back to school supplies
  • Lake Arts Council for summer theatre program for children
  • Osage Beach Senior Center for meals for seniors
  • Camdenton School Buddy Packs for buddy packs
  • CADV for rent/utility assistance for victims' housing
  • Idiot's Club for scholarship and dual credit programs
  • Concerns for Police Survivors for blue ribbons for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • Medical Missions for Christ for diabetic management supplies
  • Children's Learning Center to fund tuition for a child
  • Stop Human Trafficking to fund the creation of a corporate website
  • Can-Am Police Fire Games to support the 2018 Can-Am games
  • Central MO Foster Care for family respite time away

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.

2019 Grantees

  • T07A4252 12
  • T07A4253 12
  • T07A4257 12
  • T07A4258 12
  • T07A4263 12
  • T07A4265 12
  • T07A4266 12
  • T07A4270 12
  • T07A4274 12
  • T07A4275 12
  • T07A4276 12
  • T07A4280 12
  • T07A4283 12
  • T07A4287 12
  • T07A4289 12
  • T07A4290 12
  • T07A4293 12
  • T07A4296 12
  • T07A4298 12
  • T07A4299 12
  • T07A4302 12
  • T07A4303 12


2018 Grantees

  • T07A4198
  • T07A4200
  • T07A4202
  • T07A4203
  • T07A4206 Sl
  • T07A4208
  • T07A4209
  • T07A4213
  • T07A4216
  • T07A4218
  • T07A4221
  • T07A4222
  • T07A4225
  • T07A4227
  • T07A4228
  • T07A4231
  • T07A4232
  • T07A4235
  • T07A4237


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

  • IMG 0229
  • IMG 0230
  • IMG 0231
  • IMG 0232
  • IMG 0233
  • IMG 0234
  • IMG 0252
  • IMG 0253
  • IMG 0254
  • IMG 0255
  • IMG 0259
  • IMG 0260
  • IMG 0261
  • IMG 0262
  • IMG 0263




Copyright 2011-2020. Community Foundation of the Lake. All rights reserved, worldwide.
Website design and hosting by MSW Interactive Designs LLC. We put the web to work for you!