Community Foundation Ocala Marion County, Ocala , Florida

Ocala , Florida

Ocala , Florida

WHO WE ARE

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building community in Ocala / Marion County, Florida.





Our Mission & Vision

“We will serve as a – CONVENER – COLLABORATOR – CATALYST – for community building through philanthropic funding for CIVIC, COMMUNITY, CULTURAL, and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.”

Our Community Foundation will serve as the centralized portal for philanthropic giving and a unified voice for all local non-profit entities.


Our Promises

  • To be the centralized portal for philanthropic giving
  • To be a center of excellence for investment portfolio management for both endowments and operating funds
  • To be the source for extraordinary grant making opportunities
  • To be the key resource and facilitator for the non-profit community
  • To be the key access point to targeted resources that best fulfill the needs of our community
  • To be the premier place with which to do business for both donors and non-profits alike.




What We Do

We foster community building through charitable giving.
  • Ocala/Marion County is home to over 1000 non-profit organizations
  • We connect these non-profits to gifting opportunities   

Giving through a Community Foundation is distinct…
  • We create personalized gifting experiences:
  • Multiple charitable giving vehicles
  • Customized giving  matched to personal interests
  • Legacy giving via Donor Advised Funds


How You Can Help:

Artful Giving Collections

NPBC - GIVING THANKS - November 2016

(12/06/2016) ​The Community Foundation was honored to present "Giving Thanks"  as the featured speaker, along with Beth McCall, newly elected School Board member and fund raising consultant extraordinaire, at the November meeting of the Non Profit Business Council.  With the approaching Thanksgiving Holiday,  #GIVING TUESDAY and of course year end campaigns the program theme of "there is no better time to give thanks"  featured excerpts from Lynne Westor - the Donor Relations Guru along with the amazing video from the ASPA... Take A Chance On Me - a must watch here.

Non Profit Business Council Holiday Social

(12/05/2016) JOIN US!​ Holiday Social WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 pm Brick City Center for the Arts 23 SW Broadway Street, Ocala, Florida 34471 Hors d’oeuvres and Holiday Punch (non-alcoholic) Channel the “Artist Within” & create your own Holiday Card Masterpiece Under the watchful tutelage of artist Joan Woods Bring your favorite bottle of wine to “Sip & Share” and… colored pencils/pens (All other material and art supplies provided!)   RSVP to:  Barbara@ocalafoundation.org or 352-804-0306

"Beyond the Dollars" Knight Foundation'S...

(09/08/2016) The Knight Foundation has produced another exceptional report Beyond the dollars: The long-term value of giving days for community foundations.  Read the full report here.'Community foundations across the country have played a central role in catalyzing giving days. While much of the focus for these online fundraising campaigns has been on the money raised for nonprofit participants, there has been little examination—until now—of the ways in which Giving Days actually benefit the community foundations that organize them.The long-term value of giving days for community foundations showcases the potential for these campaigns to strengthen community foundations by driving community philanthropy, increasing their visibility and credibility, strengthening their online donor engagement capabilities, and positioning community foundations as hubs of information in their communities."

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