Osceola County Community Foundation

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Enhancing quality of life and building community spirit in Osceola County

Mission

The mission of the Osceola County Community Foundation is to make Osceola County a better place to live and work by enhancing the quality of life and building a strong community spirit.

OCCF was established in 1990 and makes grants from a collection of permanent endowments to benefit the community.

To learn more about current events, please visit the OCCF Facebook page.

*Please see below for the grant application and additional information. Grant applications are due by October 1. 

Giving

Through the generosity of the community, OCCF currently has more than $7 million in total assets.

Donors can contribute to existing endowment funds that support a variety of causes, including unrestricted funds that provide flexibility to meet emerging needs. Donors can also establish funds to support a field of interest, scholarships, a specific organization, or a range of interests.

No matter the type or size of your gift, OCCF can help you find a way to impact the community needs that touches your heart.

Grants

Since 1991, OCCF has awarded more than $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across Osceola County in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and social welfare.

The OCCF board of directors reviews grant applications twice each year and recommends grants.

Past grant awards have funded library materials, hazardous waste collection, cancer screenings, and outreach programs for at-risk youth. In 2015, $232,562 in grants were awarded.

The deadlines to apply for grants are March 1 and October 1. Apply now using the online grant application. You can also download the grant evaluation form and review the follow-up completion report policy adopted in April 2015.

Scholarships

Multiple scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors who live in or attend high school in Osceola County. The online scholarship application is currently closed. It is open from January 1 to March 1.

To apply, you will need the following information:

  • Your cumulative GPA, class size, and class rank (class size and rank can be estimated)
  • A list of your academic or extracurricular activities since ninth grade
  • Your ACT score
  • A 500-word essay addressing your goals, activities, accomplishments, and more (details can be found in the application)
  • Your employment history

You should also submit a copy of the financial information form to your first-choice academic institution.