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.
A. LEE FRENCH FAMILY TRUST
The A. Lee French Family Trust is to be used exclusively for the use and benefit of a charitable organization which provides care for domestic or wild animals, or birds, for a public or charitable purpose, and not operated for profit. Any such organization shall be exempt from Federal Taxes under IRC Section 501(c)(3), in order to be a recipient of a distribution from this Trust.
MOUNT DORA FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT FUND
This Fund was created to provide support for environmental issues, and specifically to promote and maintain the planting of trees within Mount Dora city limits. The fund wishes to aid the City and private residents in cultivating the local tree canopy. If you are a property owner in Mount Dora and would like to apply to be a tree recipient through the Live Oak Tree Grant please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit their website at
and select the ‘Ways To Give / Tree Grant Info’ section.
Established by the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora to assist benevolent needs in the community of Mount Dora and its surrounding areas.
FRANK BROWN YOUTH FUND
Established by Frank Brown to provide funds for projects that benefit the Mount Dora youth between the ages of eight (8) and eighteen (18).
HAGERTY SWIM TRUST
This trust was established to provide funds for the support of competitive swimming for youth in the Mount Dora area.
Established in 2011 by former NBA Player and & European Champion Pat Burke and his wife Peyton Burke. Benefitting the community’s youth through a life skills and leadership based educational course called HOOPS Life. Scholarships are awarded to qualifying participants to assist local youth in dealing with the challenges they face in life. The teaching of leadership and life skills creates an environment that empowers our youth to become their best and to be contributing members of society. Basketball is the vehicle to which life skills taught in the classroom are applicable as a team player on and off the court. Scholarship recipients receive life skills lessons as well as basketball fundamentals in our HOOPS Life after school program and camps. Pat & Peyton Burke are founders of HOOPS Pat Burke’s Training , LLC.
LIVERIGHT ENDOWMENT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
This endowment will assist and promote live performances of the performing arts (preferably classical and/or church music) sponsored or produced by non-profit and/or religious organizations headquartered within the city limits of Mount Dora.
MAGGIE EVANS FUND
Maggie Evans left special provisions in her Last Will and Testament for the creation of a sub-fund for the benefit of assisting lesser-known organizations whose mission is to care for abandoned, abused, or neglected animals.
MOUNT DORA CONCERT FOUNDATION
Established by the Mount Dora Community Concert Association to provide financial assistance to Mount Dora area students for music education in the form of camps, seminars/workshops, scholarships or other musical related areas.