I'd like to Options Benefits
Make giving a family project but setting up a foundation is a lot of work.
Donor-Advised Funds
Donors recommend grant distributions from a fund; Foundation does the administrative work.
Get a tax deduction now, but focus on making gifts later.
Donor-Advised Gift Fund
Donors make one gift initially and begin to distribute grants when they are ready.
Have the assistance of someone who knows about charitable ventures.
Unrestricted Grant Funds
Your gift will be available to meet emerging community needs.
Make a gift that will focus on a particular field of interest such as Arts or Wildlife.
Field of Interest Funds
Donors choose from a variety of trusts that focus funding on a particular field.


Charitable Giving After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Community Foundation of the Lake is Affiliated
with Community Foundation of the Ozarks


Steps to Giving and Becoming Involved

Step 1:
Get to know us. Talk to our board members.
Attend a meeting. Learn about our various
initiatives and projects. See what we're about.

Step 2:
Choose the right kind of fund – endowed, gift fund
or make a gift to an unrestricted or field of
interest fund.

Step 3:
Establish your fund. You can use a variety of
different assets, including cash, stock, real estate
or closely held stock, and receive maximum tax

Step 4:
Start making gifts. Recommend gifts to charitable
groups you already know or work with our board
members to implement a plan, get educated and
see what's out there.


Please see below instructions for any online donations to the Community Foundation of the Lake.

Once on the correct page follow the steps below:

  1. In the 'Gift Amount' field click one of the amounts or click OTHER. When the window comes up enter the total amount you would like to donate. For example: enter "$125" since it is not listed as an option.
    In the 'Gift Frequency' field choose One-time gift. (If you want to sign up for a recurring monthly gift, you will need to do it in a separate transaction).
  2. Under 'Gift Designation' choose "Community Foundation of the Lake Capacity Fund (Champagne Campaign)" from the drop down menu.
  3. If you are honoring/remembering someone with your donation, please add their name in the appropriate box. You may choose to send a special message in the next section.
  4. Lastly, enter your billing information and payment type.
  5. In the next screen review your info and submit. Print off your receipt and keep for your records


Make checks to "Community Foundation of the Lake" (CFL) and write "donation" in the memo line.

Contact Us

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





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