Horse and dog shelters in the Lake area may be eligible for up to $10,000 in grant money, through the Community Foundation of the Lake's newest round of earmarked grants.

The Community Foundation of the Lake (CFL) is a non-profit for non-profits: they are essentially a pass-through for charitable gifts. The (unpaid) board members receive applications for grants, and they ensure funds go to causes deemed important and likely to follow-through; the board also monitors the progress of the grant money usage. Learn more at

CFL has now announced a grant round specifically for funding of horse and dog shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue facilities in Morgan, Miller and Camden counties. This grant is not for funding of salaries, utilities or rent.

The grant round will open Sept. 26 and close Oct. 24, 2021. Interested nonprofits should consult the Community Foundation of the Lake website at for more information.

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Grant awards will range from $500 to $10,000 and be limited to only funding shelters, sanctuaries and rescue facilities for horses and dogs. This grant is available thanks to a field of interest fund created by the Karen Jean Rudek Trust. All questions should be directed to Jane Wright at 636-219-6892.