Truman Lake Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving Henry County and the Truman Lake region.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Henry County through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on May 15, 2000, Truman Lake Community Foundation has distributed more than $5,000,000 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $9,716,290 as of June 30, 2020.

Our Leadership

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Jim Cook, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Jim Cook, President
Meredith Cooper, Vice President
Sandie Sorbo, Secretary
Nina Sisk, Treasurer
Sandra Thomason, Historian
Ryan Cook
Galen Dody
Brenda Ford
Kathy Garnett
Gary Groff
Deanna Hendrich
Bryan Himes
Kristi Kenney
Angie Lawson
Randy Shipman
Robert Wheeler

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Truman Lake Community Foundation awards Coover Regional Recovery Grants

June 28, 2021 — The Truman Lake Community Foundation has awarded total grants of $43,384 to eleven nonprofit agencies in three separate grant rounds, including $10,000 for recovery needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were presented to agency representatives during a gathering on June 24.

The Coover Regional Recovery Grants grants are made possible by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, managed by Commerce Trust Company in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The Truman Lake Community Foundation is one of 30 CFO affiliate foundations to receive Coover grant funding this year and chose to use its award to hold a community recovery grant round for eligible nonprofits.

The Truman Lake Community Foundation awarded its Coover Regional Recovery Grants to:

  • Clinton Main Street Inc.: $5,000 for operational support
  • Urich Athletic Boosters: $5,000 for operational support

“One of the benefits of the CFO’s affiliate network is the ability of local leaders to make decisions in the best interests of their own communities,” said Jill Reynolds, senior vice president at Commerce Trust. “Using leaders across rural Missouri to award Coover Charitable Foundation grant dollars has contributed to this partnership’s success in distributing more than $7 million since 2002.”

The Truman Lake Community Foundation also awarded grants from its community grantmaking endowment:

  • Clinton Friends of the Parks: $5,000 to support the Clinton Inclusive Playground
  • Clinton School District: $4,900 to support a Literacy Footprints Intervention Partner Kit; $385 to support the Henry Elementary First Grade Classroom Library Project; and $499 to support the Making Technology Accessible for Every Student program at Henry Elementary
  • Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation: $3,000 to support the Walking Path Project
  • Henry County Prosecutor’s Office: $600 to support the Henry County Victims Advocate
  • Montrose Ball Association: $5,000 to support the handicap entrance and field drainage project
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Missouri Post 8820: $2,500 for ADA-compliant restrooms
  • West Central Missouri Community Action Agency: $1,500 to support the Senior Care Pen Pals program
  • Windsor Ministerial Alliance: $5,000 to support the Summer Lunch Program

Finally, the TLCF awarded a $5,000 grant from the Truman Lake First Responders Fund to the Clinton Police Department for the Serving From Above project.

Truman Lake Legacy Society

  • Berry and Judy Beebe
  • John* and Betty* Brecht
  • Bryan Himes
  • J.C. Smith
  • Doug and Sandra Thomason
  • Robert Wheeler



Truman Lake Community Foundation Administrative Capacity Fund

Appleton City Golden Apples Fund

James Grady Simmons Memorial Fund

Clinton Youth Empowerment Program Fund

Wrigley Fund

Windsor Senior Citizens Inc. Operations Fund

Heard - Wetzel Fund

Clinton Memorial Camp Fund

KCP&L Fund

Union State Bank and Trust Fund

Henry County Historical Society Genealogy Fund

The Truman Lake Community Support Fund

Henry County Soldiers Memorial Maintenance Fund

Ollie and Doreen E. Whitt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Quality of Life Endowment Fund

Wienberg-Himes Mathematics Educators Fund

Clinton Youth Empowerment Program Endowment Fund

Truman Lake Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund

Henry County Historical Society Children’s Corner and Theatre Fund

WHS Class of 1946 Scholarship Fund

WHS Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund

Dody/Young Scholarship Fund

Lukas Bay/Ryan McColgin Scholarship Fund

Mary (Hughes) Boney Scholarship Fund

Brandon United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

Joe Burkhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul Cisel Scholarship Fund

Elsie Cooper Scholarship Fund

Genevieve Davis Scholarship Fund

James O. and Laura M. Fetters Scholarship Fund

Jeff Fosnow Scholarship Fund

Betty Fowler Scholarship Fund

Marjorie Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fred Frye Scholarship Fund

Joan Young Gardner Scholarship Fund

Bruce Hadley Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund

Virginia Hess Scholarship Fund

Henry “Dutch” Ira Scholarship Fund

Pauline Irvine Scholarship Fund

Dorothy and Jack Ivey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Martha James Scholarship Fund

James B. Wilson Scholarship Fund

James Clinton and Lois Pharis Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeanette Lawson Scholarship Fund

Nathan Lindsey Scholarship Fund

Margaret Merryfield Scholarship Fund

Mary Lou Merryfield Scholarship Fund

WHS E.C. and Chloe Merritt Scholarship Fund

David Powell Scholarship Fund

Susan Price Memorial Scholarship Fund

Louise Rhodes Scholarship Fund

Scott and Lucile Feaster Sappington Scholarship Fund

Gene Schell/Diane Johnson Scholarship Fund

Sadler-Paxton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kurt Wallace Scholarship Fund

Pauline Wheeler/Vera Wall Scholarship Fund

Michael Willhite Scholarship Fund

George H. and Louise Zimmerman Scholarship Fund

TLCF First Responders Fund

Twin Lakes Hospice Long Term Fund

Clinton Christian Academy Endowment Fund

Clinton Industrial Development Corporation Fund

Henry County Historical Society/Dorman House Fund

First Baptist Church Fund

Clinton First Baptist Church Endowment Fund #2

Truman Lake Impact Grantmaking Fund

Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund

Henry County Historical Society Endowment Fund

Denver W. and Marjorie J. Johnson Fund

Literacy Council of Clinton Fund

Clinton Main Street Partnership Fund

Community Memorial Fund

Windsor First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund

The Perpetual Ministries Fund - Outreach - of the Clinton United Methodist Church

Clinton, MO School District #124 After Prom/After Graduation Fund

Clinton Senior Center Service Board Operations Fund A Capacity Building Fund

Julius F. and Sally Wall Fund

Ronda Seaton, DVM Memorial Scholarship Fund

Anonymous Fund

Gunner Lee Thomason Autism Scholarship Fund

Clinton Area Arts Foundation Fund

Tony Komer Foundation

Scott R. Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Stephens Scholarship Fund

Henry County Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Capacity Building Fund

Curtis Dick Snow Memorial Scholarship Fund

Truman Lake Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Seeds of Faith Preschool Expansion Account

Show Me Love for the Virgin Islands Fund

Skidmore Foundation Fund

Thomason Family Endowment Fund

Samuel A. Sloan, Evelyn Sloan and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship Fund

Stephens/Hendrich/ARCO Educator of the Year Fund

Douglas and Kristi Kenney Family and Community Fund

Douglas and Sandra Thomason Fund

Gabby Girls Scholarship Fund

Harold and Mary Mills Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth A. Hutcherson United Methodist Endowment Fund

Denver and Marjorie Johnson Trust Fund

Henry County Library Fund

Rebekah Maupin Memorial Endowment Fund

Elizabeth A. Hutcherson Scholarship Fund

Clinton Scout Center Endowment Fund

Henry County Memory Fund

Harold D. and Mary A. Mills Memorial Endowment Fund

Ron and Kay Grunig Lakeland High School Vocational Scholarship Fund

Earl N. Hutcherson Memorial Fund

University of Missouri Extension Council - Henry County Endowment Fund

Terry and Deborah Mitchel Scholarship Fund

Lakeland Vikings Fund

Clinton Scout Center Operations Fund

Henry County Library Endowment Fund

John and Betty Brecht Endowment Fund for the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Mo

Landaker Perpetual Care Fund

John B. Browning Fund

Lovella Hilty Memorial Scholarship Fund

John and Betty Brecht Endowment Fund for Clinton Arts Council

Robert W. Kelsay Scholarship Fund

Clinton Christian Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund

Groff Family Fund

Burnsides Scholarship Fund

Jeff and Sara Jane Roberts Family Fund

Bill J. and Patricia A. Burgess Fund

Henry County Historical Society Perpetual Fund

Peggy Poague Bollin United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

Gifford Scholarship Fund

Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp Directors Memorial Endowment Fund

The Samaritan Center Endowment Fund

Bob and Ginnie Cook Family Foundation

Samaritan Center Maintenance Account Fund

Virgil and Patsy Beaty Scholarship Fund

Samaritan Center of Clinton Fund

Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor Capacity Building Fund

Schumacher Foundation

Pauline Schenewark Wheeler Endowment Fund

People for Animal Welfare Services Endowment Fund

Non-Designated Gift Fund: Education Foundation for Clinton Students

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