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.

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

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 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 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

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.

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.




Contact Us

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