Guidelines to Receive Funding

The Mount Dora Community Trust provides grants to assist with various issues important to our community. Regardless of type, all grants, scholarships and funding requests must adhere to the following guidelines, so please review them carefully:

The organization must operate within the community of Mount Dora.

Funds received must be used in the local Mount Dora area or for its citizens.

The organization must have a general membership that is open to all segments of the community.

The organization should be charitable minded.

The organization should have proven its effectiveness and have a broad base of community support.

All requests must be authorized by the organization potentially receiving the grant, and that organization must agree to report on the use of any grant funds received.

The Distribution Committee will report any conflicts of interest, and abstain from voting.

Requests to benefit an individual, such as a fellowship, will ordinarily be denied. The Community Trust makes several separate scholarships available. Scholarship information can be obtained by contacting the guidance office of local high schools or the Trust Department of The First National Bank of Mount Dora.

All applications must specify the amount requested and the intended purpose for the funds. Requests must be submitted on the Mount Dora Community Trust Grant Request form. Only one application may be submitted by an organization in a calendar year. Any grant not accepted within 12 months of being granted will require reapplication.

Grant requests may be submitted at any time; however, the Distribution Committee will review those requests received no later than 30 days prior to the meeting. The Distribution Committee usually meets three times a year in January, May, and September. Invitations for personal presentations may be extended.