Through Youth Philanthropy in Action, we are educating Marion County middle school Students about philanthropy. Since 2012, members of the NonProfit Business Council have taught nearly 800 students the YPIA curriculum in public and private middle schools throughout Marion County with $17,000 in grants given to nonprofits. This innovative program is training tomorrow’s philanthropists how to find their passions early, so they can give back to the community now.
Lives changed and lives saved. Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs work through their incredible dogs to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with a variety of disorders including: PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorders, Mobility Issues and more.
In May 2019, phase one of the Ocala Skate Park opened to rave reviews, but the entire park dream is not yet complete. This fund helps finish what’s been started by providing a full-fledged park for the estimated 22,000 skateboarders in Marion County.