Table Rock Lake CF Makes 13 Community Grants

Table Rock Lake CF President Jim Holt, far left, and Vice President Nita Jane Ayres, far right, present a ceremonial check to non-profit agencies in their Barry County service area as part of this week's community grantmaking awards.

Stone County service providers are honored at a luncheon in Kimberling City.

The Table Rock Lake Community Foundation presented 13 community grants this week totaling nearly $30,000, including two first-time challenge grants designated for start-up organizations or one-time projects.

“Our goal is to support projects that provide vital community services, encourage collaboration within groups and improve our region as a whole,” said Jim Holt, president of the TRLCF, a CFO affiliate foundation.

The Eagle Rock-Mano Fire Department received a $2,000 challenge grant for a new generator and the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center received the other $2,000 challenge grant for a piece of specialized equipment to improve screening young children who may be victims of abuse.

The other grant recipients were:

  • Central Crossing Fire District: $3,000 for two AEDs
  • CHANCES of Stone County: $1,300 to send kids to Camp Barnabas
  • Children’s Smile Center : $2,500 for services for Stone County
  • Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake: $3,000 to support its Northern Stone Facility
  • Kimberling Area Library Association: $1,500 for book purchases
  • Kornerstone Family Literacy:  $3,000 Early Childhood Center &  High School Recovery Program
  • Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch:  $2,000 for its Community Assistance Program
  • Pregnancy Life Line:  $2,000 for its  “Earn While You Learn” program curriculum
  • Stone County Council on Aging: $1,250 for its Good Neighbor Transportation program
  • Shell Knob Alliance of Churches: $3,000 for Community Assistance Programs
  • Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter: $1,500 to help support improved conditions