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

MUNS Scholarship January 2018 Cycle

(12/07/2017) December 7, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:   Barbara Fitos Phone: (352) 804-0306 Email: Barbara@ocalafoundation.org     Ocala, Fla 12/7/17 – The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is pleased to announce the January 2018 Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship cycle. Since its inception in fall 2016, the Muns Trust has awarded $59,000 in scholarships to twenty nine (29) recipients seven (7) of which are recurring. Qualified applicants/recipients must be enrolled in a certified nursing program and commit to continued employment in an acute care hospital in Marion County two years post-graduation/licensing and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the duration of their schooling. Interested nursing students are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation website at: www.ocalafoundation.org/scholarship or visit their hospital places or employment or the schools in which they are enrolled. Complete the downloadable/fillable application and mail to the Community Foundation offices at 116 S. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 3, Ocala 34471.  Deadline for submissions has been extended from Friday, December 8th at 5:00 pm to Friday, December 15th.  Entries must be postmarked or received in person by the due date. Administering the Muns Nursing Scholarship is in keeping with the overall mission of the Community Foundation to serve as a – CONVENER – COLLABORATOR – CATALYST – for community building.   The Foundation serves as a centralized portal for philanthropic giving and a unified voice for all local non-profit entities and the causes they champion. For more information about the MUNS Nursing Scholarships or the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County please contact Barbara Fitos, Executive Director, at (352) 507-8116.  # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #

FL Chamber Foundation Hosts Transportation...

(11/03/2017) GLOBAL TRADE AND INNOVATION Are Florida's Transportation & Logistics Systems Prepared? "A fully autonomous transport chain will extend from loading, stowage, and sailing to unloading directly onto autonomous trains and trucks, with last-mile deliveries by drones."This is one of the projections identified in a recent study released by consultancy McKinsey & Co. on how the global liner industry can re-invent itself for the digital age. The global economy is expected to double in size throughout the next 20 years. Economic development in areas such as international trade, sea port, manufacturing, aerospace, aviation and other targeted clusters is tied directly to innovation and diversification. Can Florida adapt to increasing technology disruptions to remain globally competitive in 2030 and beyond? Join Business and Industry LeadersRegister today to hear from Sec. Mike Dew live on December 12 in Port Canaveral as we take an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities facing Florida’s transportation systems today and throughout the next 20 years.                              As our community embarks on an ambitious logistics expansion an important conversation and an important study.

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