Community Foundation Ocala Marion County, Ocala , Florida

Ocala , Florida

Ocala , Florida


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

NonProfit Business Council Blog

(01/14/2016) THE NETWORKED NON-PROFITThe NonProfit Business Council of the Ocala Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership is honored to host a NonProfit blog at at the request of Jim Ross, Managing Editor of the Ocala Star Banner.   Members of the Steering Committee have been blogging for the past several months. The opportunity to tell the nonprofit story in our community, to offer advice and to educate on best practices is invaluable.  NonProfit Business Council The Networked Nonprofit Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:40 by Allison Campbell By: Barbara Fitos, Executive Director of the Ocala/Marion County Community Foundation   For our NonProfit Business Council’s annual “book club” selection for 2015, we introduced the featured book discussion – Beth Kantor’s The Networked Non-Profit. We all recognize the added value of networking and in today’s world that translates to social media.   Those of us in the nonprofit world who have actively engaged, have come to realize the full potential of social media in engaging and interacting with not only current donors but potential donors, especially those of the millennial generation.  Those of us in the “boomer generation” have perhaps reluctantly engaged – more to see the photos of our grandchildren!  But once there, we are hooked! However, an equal number of us – boomers or not – in the nonprofit world, have only cautiously put our toes in the water, while others are still standing on the shoreline fearful that the water is too cold or the waves too large…but it’s time that we all immerse ourselves!   Beth tells us not only how but why… From Beth’s Blog: ”Networked Nonprofits are simple and transparent organizations. They are easy for outsiders to get in and insiders to get out. They engage people to shape and share their work in order to raise awareness of social issues, organize communities to provide services or advocate for legislation. In the long run, they are helping to make the world a safer, fairer, healthier place to live.” So be ready to literally “take the plunge” this year to connect/share/”like”/engage! Begin this journey by exploring Beth’s Blog  and the amazing resources available including the Reader‘s Guide to the Networked Non-Profit as well as this preview slideshow. Let’s all of us use this amazing vehicle to leverage the extraordinary giving spirit that is the hallmark of the Ocala/Marion County community! ENJOY!

Community Foundation to Host Estate...

(01/08/2016) ​The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion CountyIs Pleased to HostA Workshop for Estate PlannersCommunity Charitable Giving Through Estate PlanningTHURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 20167:45 - 9:00 A.M.Country Club of Ocala6823 Southeast 12th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34480We at the Community Foundation recognize that many of our donors and prospective donors have trusted relationships with their professional advisors. The Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to offer an array of charitable giving vehicles with significant tax advantages to meet your clients’ charitable giving goals both now and for legacy giving in perpetuity. We invite you to join us for breakfast for an informative discussion on the value-added partnership with your Community Foundation as we introduce our newest addition to our family of funds... The Family Foundation FundLook forward to seeing you on the 28th!KINDLY RSVP TO: BARBARA@OCALAFOUNDATION.ORG OR CALL 352-804-0306

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