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

Upcoming Event


MARCH 24, 2021 7 AM - 7PM

Give Lake Day, presented by the Community Foundation of the Lake, the CFO and Bass Pro Shops, kicks off at 7 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. As part of Give Ozarks Day: Rally for Recovery, the special Lake of the Ozarks event features six agency partners raising funds for a chance to win $60,000 in prizes. The more donated to the charity, the better their chances are of receiving prize money. Please mark your calendar to participate!! You can easily donate by going to the donate tab, scroll down on the gift designation tab to find your preferred charity and complete the process with your information.

Children's Learning Center
Citizens Against Domestic Violence
Food for Morgan County
Kids' Harbor
Medical Missions for Christ Clinic
Wonderland Camp



Contact Us

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


As you do your online Christmas shopping, please consider using Smile.Amazon.com to designate the Community Foundation of the Lake as your preferred recipient. It is just a couple more clicks, but it will make a big difference. Then hopefully it will become a habit every time you shop online. The proceeds go toward our annual grant round that helps many of the local not-for-profits here at the lake. Together we can make a difference!!




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.




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