Establishing a Fund Lets You Support the Community Causes Important to You

With more than 60 funds, endowments, trusts, scholarships and other gifting categories, the Mount Dora Community Trust lets you contribute to the causes and principles that matter most to you. From education and health services to local charities, sports and beautification projects, our funds create an easy way to support efforts both general and committed to specific fields of interest. You can elect to support one or more of our established funds, or choose to create your own. No matter how you choose to give, your contributions will be used to support your interests and help our community flourish and prosper.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds provide a flexible way to contribute assets over time and recommend grants for the local charities and causes you most want to support. While IRS regulations require the Trust’s governing body to maintain ultimate legal control over distributions, the Committee takes donor recommendations into consideration.

Field of Interest Funds

This group of funds is ideal for donors passionate about specific issues, such as education, healthcare, the arts, religious instruction or any other that may be important to the community.

Designated Beneficiary Funds

This fund group is perfect for donors who want to benefit particular groups or organizations dear to them.

Philanthropic Funds

These funds are an easy choice for donors who want to support local causes but wish to leave their selection and grant conditions to the Trust’s Distribution Committee.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds are designated to help students cover expenses associated with all levels of education. Custom scholarships can be created to benefit specific students, schools, vocations or regions of Mount Dora. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact the Guidance office of your high school. Our scholarship funds are only available to high school seniors at Christian Home & Bible School or Mount Dora High School unless otherwise indicated.