City of Ocala
The Community Foundation, and particularly the grant services department, has been instrumental in helping the City of Ocala implement our vision for the City. From helping to secure grant funding for the new Mary Sue Rich Community Center to their work with the Community Paramedicine program to assisting with the Community Development Block Grant process, we are looking forward to continued partnership with the Foundation into 2021 and beyond. Together, the City and the Foundation are working to build a stronger community!
“We didn’t understand the impact the Community Foundation can have on a group like ours who are passionate about a mission without the ability to manage the mechanics. We wanted to do good, raise funds and give back, and through the Foundation, we can focus on that without worrying about the administration of making that happen.“
TRANISITIONS OF LIFE CENTER
Apart from the Nonprofit Resource Center, most local, independent organization wouldn’t have attainable and affordable access to specialized, professional development, a resource library, counseling, advocacy, and a platform to network with other organizations.
We’re so grateful for the work the Community Foundation does for us. It shows through Give4Marion, professional development resources and other services; not only in helping us raise money, but by helping minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 for our entire community.
“All the Foundation’s efforts align closely to our and our Adam Hanson Better Communities Fund goals. We are honored to be in the inaugural class of The Pillar Society and to support their many important community initiatives.“
As Ocala and Marion County’s Community Foundation, we exist to maximize community resources and enhance the quality of life in Marion County. And we do it in three ways: First, we make giving easy for givers as well as tax and financial advisors managing the charitable interests of their clients. Second, we’ve created the NonProfit Business Council to help local NonProfits function more effectively and efficiently. Third, we respond to acute community needs (like the impact of COVID-19) by building creative partnerships with the public sector.
So create a fund today, and find out how easy it can be to connect your passions, or the passions of those you advise, to community needs. And in the meantime, DOWNLOAD THE 2021 GUIDE TO CHARITABLE GIVING so you can stop feeling overwhelmed by the many unmet needs and instead enjoy the knowledge that your passion is making a difference in your community!