Brightening lives of young and old at Christmas; 
recognizing those that are voluntarily making a difference in our communities; enriching lives locally and abroad; protecting the most vulnerable while strengthening our region and our economy.

Recognizing youth

Sunshine Community Foundation has helped over 50 organizations through sponsorships, memberships and grants. With your support, so much more can happen. To donate or set up a charitable fund call 352-409-5761. 

SCF is 501c3 designated public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in our region. Our mission is to brighten lives by enriching communities through philanthropy. Four factors make for a strong economy increasing the quality of life; economic vitality, environmental quality, social vitality and cultural vitality.  Funds established here positively effects these four factors to strengthen our communities and our economy.

Individuals and organizations can support designated funds for:  Veterans, Seniors, Animal Welfare, Youth, Families, Disaster Relief, Homelessness, Health, Environment, Education, Fine Arts & Humanities, Scholarships.   Establish a fund for a favorite charity; create a personal charity, give anonymously or set up a fund in the name of a loved one, your family, or a corporation.

Unrestricted funds support programs that  encourage character development, stewardship and leadership. We recognize how important character development is to our workforce and to our communities. Most economic problems are socially rooted. Direct support to SCF supports these and other programs that make a lasting impact.

Sunshine Community Foundation provides leadership on community solutions, and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity for our communities.  For Good.  For Ever.  Funds are also used to nurture the early stages of new and innovative programs.  

 Sunshine Community Foundation works closely with individuals, families, and organizations to create charitable legacies that benefit the residents of our community and strengthen our economy.

Our donors come from many backgrounds and have their own charitable interests but share a common commitment to the community they call home.

Each fund is separately accounted for and has is own name and purposes as determined by the donor who established the fund.

GIVE - Through the Community Foundation, you can direct your charitable giving to the causes that matter most to you. We’ll help you create a legacy that will make an impact—forever.

ADVICE - Professional advisors, we'll work with you to provide your clients with charitable options that fit with their philanthropic goals, strengthening our entire community as a result.

RECEIVE - The Community Foundation supports our community’s nonprofit organizations through grants and encourages our students with a range of scholarship opportunities.

LEARN - We identify shared issues and concerns within our community, we convene groups to facilitate dialogue about those issues, and—once we’ve gathered as much data as we can and listened to as many voices as possible—we propose solutions.           
Become a Corporate Sponsor.  We recognize that adding to the quality of life through community enrichment adds economic value to our region. Community investors have the opportunity to make a lasting difference.
 Black Rain Partners
  • The Korpman Family                        
  • Wendy Staniforth
  • Wildwood Country Resort      
  • Bedrock Resources/Dixie Lime
  • Hughes Brothers Construction
  • LRMC Foundation
  • ACE Hardware - Wildwood 
  • White Tales Lodge 
  • Community Bank and Trust
  • Insight Financial Credit Union


International Initiatives:
We can assure that your money goes where it is most needed through our disaster fund.

Community Initiatives:
We are working with the Homeless Coalition, Habitat for Humanity and the Leesburg Partnership to find a solution to homelessness in the region. 

Organizational Needs:
There are many organizations in our area doing outstanding work.  We are identifying organizations serving the same clientele and offering similar services and helping them partner together to differentiate services,  reduce duplication, maximizing resources.  If your organization is serving the homeless or backpack programs please contact us.

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