Enhancing quality of life and building community spirit in Osceola County
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.
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.
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.
If you are applying for a mini-grant from the OCCF Youth Advisory Council, please use this application.
Multiple scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors who live in or attend high school in Osceola County. Scholarships are also available to current college students from Osceola County. The online scholarship application is currently closed. It will open on January 1, 2018. Learn more about available scholarships and how to apply here.
To apply, you will need the following information:
You should also submit a copy of the financial information form to your first-choice academic institution.