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.

SEE 2021 RECIPIENTS BELOW

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

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 19 grants to the following local community nonprofit programs:

  • Wonderland Camp for Training and Certification of Technicians and supplies
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to sponsor 2 new matches of big brothers and big sisters
  • Kids' Harbor for Comprehensive Primary and Secondary Prevention
  • Food for Morgan County for emergency food kits
  • Camden County Child Advocacy vouchers to buy socks/underwear and back to school supplies
  • Lake Arts Council for summer theatre program for children
  • Camdenton School Buddy Packs for buddy pack program
  • CADV to help victims rebuild their lives
  • Concerns for Police Survivors for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • Medical Missions for Christ for Medical Supply warehouse rental and database
  • Children's Learning Center to fund scholarships
  • Lake Area Stop Human Trafficking for outreach educational materials
  • Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry for Kitchen Wiring Update
  • Central MO Foster Care and Adopt for Lake Area Odyssey respite care project
  • Lake Area Industries for Positive Behavior Reinforcement Program
  • Hero’s Outreach for Program gathering and meals
  • Healing Box Project for purchase of guitars and music for veterans
  • Lake Ozarks Development Center for Accessible Recreation Swing Project
  • Sunrise Beach Little Theatre for Curtain Call 2021 project

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.

 

2021 Grantees

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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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