We all share one primary goal – giving back to our community.


The Mount Dora Community Trust (MDCT) is an independent Community Foundation serving Mount Dora and North Lake County with the help of our Investment partners and our Trustee, The First National Bank of Mount Dora.

Our foundation establishes charitable legacy funds through estate planning, administers Donor Advised Funds during the donor’s lifetime, oversees Scholarship Funds benefitting local students, and assists with various community projects through our Community Impact program which distributes grants to local charities three times per year.  

MDCT currently holds over 90 sub-funds under our umbrella. Each fund supports various causes and charities throughout Lake County.

We have disbursed over $15 million in grants to local charities since inception in 1972!

We are change-makers dedicated to improving our community.


  • If you would like to donate to one of our funds, click here.
  • To apply for a grant or log in to your organization account, click here.
  • To apply for scholarships or check your application status, click here.
  • If you currently have a fund with MDCT and would like to recommend a grant from your own fund, click here.


For all other inquiries or to meet about establishing your own charitable fund, please click here to email us or give us a call at (352) 383-2150.