Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund

The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund was established in 2005 to assist people within the Arabian horse community during times of unexpected catastrophes, such as barn fires, accidents resulting in significant financial burden, unexpected illnesses, acts of nature, and the like. They need your help to ensure the long-term viability of the fund that has already been crucial to hundreds of people!

Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Fund

The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County ensures children of the Marion County community have access to quality early learning programs that nurture their learning potential to prepare them for success. The ELCMC provides leadership and fosters partnerships to optimize a quality learning environment for Marion County children through child care, voluntary pre-kindergarten and parent education.

Community Foundation Donations

From more services for our nonprofits helping our community’s most disadvantaged to increasing the education of the next generation of givers, from enhancing programs and opportunities for our community’s estate planners to ensuring residents in our community know how to align their passions with their giving, the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County remains at the forefront of impacting our community’s needs. We are building a stronger community… one passion at a time.

Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Fund

A science-based educational nonprofit organization, the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute focuses on documenting and protecting Florida’s springs and aquifers to ensure access to clean drinking water for current and future generations. Named in honor of a pioneer of springs science, a Yale graduate, Odum worked in the biology department of the University of Florida in the 1950s and conducted the first comprehensive ecological assessment of Silver Springs.