Ocala, FL (October 3, 2019)–FreeD.O.M. Clinic, which uses volunteers to provide free dental, optical and medical care and counseling for low-income, uninsured Marion County residents, will receive a $101,500 grant from the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to enhance their mental health counseling services in 2020. This grant was prepared with assistance from the Nonprofit Resource Center Grants Services staff of the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County.
“With this funding, we will make vital mental health services available to thousands of people in need,” said Brandy Forman-Kraft, FreeD.O.M. Counseling Services Director. FreeD.O.M. Clinic has received grants from FAFCC before, but never of this magnitude. “Ann McKinley at the Nonprofit Resource Center helped us every step of the way,” said Forman-Kraft. “Grant services through the Community Foundation is an amazing resource to help Marion County nonprofits advance their missions.”
“Our plans are coming to fruition,” said Lauren Deiorio, Executive Director for the Community Foundation. “When we partnered with the City, the County, the Hospital District and Advent Health, we purposed to bring more dollars into this community through the Nonprofit Resource Center. We hope this is the start of many more grants for our nonprofits who do great work in this County.”
The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is Building a Stronger Community…One Passion at a Time. Programs include the NonProfit Business Council, the Estate Planning Council, and the new Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with Marion County, the City of Ocala, the Marion County Hospital District and Advent Health.