Don’t have a desire to create your own Fund? We have a list of existing Funds that we welcome you to make a contribution to.
To make a donation to either of these Funds, please click here to visit our ‘Give Through Us’ page and enter the name of the Fund in the ‘comments’ box.
Funds currently held at the Community Foundation of South Lake:
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Florida Chapter Agency Flex Fund – Established to support the long term sustainability of the organization.
Alan Hays Leadership Fund – Established to support the growth and leadership of groups and individuals in Lake County
Back to School is Cool Legacy Fund – This fund is used to serve the needs of the non-traditional student to include: medical expenses, educational and graduation fees, and other emergent needs.
Becky Elswick Educational Fund – Developed to support and enhance public education in South Lake County.
Boys & Girls Club Lake Sumter Fund – Established for the sole purpose of providing financial support to the organization.
Carolina Relief Fund – This fund was established in response to Hurricane Florence to provide supplies and equipment to those in need.
Cathy & David Hosman Fund – The purpose of this fund is to support various causes including education and religious organizations.
Clermont High School Alumni Scholarship Fund – Established to provide scholarships to deserving students that has a relative who graduated from Clermont High School.
Clermont Legacy Trail Loop – This fund was established in order to assist the city of Clermont with the development and beautification of the trail that loops into the downtown area.
Clermont Minneola Lions Club Fund – This fund supports the work of the Lion’s Club through charitable donations related to eyesight and hearing needs.
Cooper Memorial Fund – Established to provide monies to purchase books, library materials, and technology.
Dahl Family Fund – The fund is focused on supporting educational and religious organizations.
DeStefano Family Scholarship Fund – The fund will be used to support educational scholarships.
Don Wickham Fund – This fund supports a scholarship to a deserving South Lake county student who is interested in pursuing a degree in the health field.
E3 Family Solutions – An agency Flex Fund that supports the mission of the organization, specifically the ABC for Teens program.
Earth Hand Fund – The fund was established to address needs in the areas of Early Education, Veterans and Animal Welfare.
Emma Keown Memorial Scholarship Fund – A fund that was established in memory of Emma Keown, a South Lake High School graduate. She was a member of the swim team and each year a scholarship is awarded to a senior student who is a member of the school’s swim team.
Feeding Lake County – With a grant from the Edyth Bush Foundation, this fund was established to encourage other donors to support innovative civic solutions to help those who are hungry. Nonprofit organizations located in Lake County may receive funds to replenish food pantries or provide feeding programs to the community.
Foundation Endowment – The endowed fund established the Community Foundation of South Lake County in 1995 through the sale of the hospital into the Orlando Health system. For over twenty years the money that comes off of the endowment is granted into the South Lake Tax District to assist nonprofit organizations with the services they offer to the community.
Frank B. Farr Scholarship Fund – Frank B. Farr, Jr. was a scholar and athlete at Groveland High School. This fund was established to honor his memory by providing a student athlete from South Lake High School a scholarship each year.
Hospice of Lake & Sumter County – The purpose of this fund is to further or assist in the implementation of HFLS’s organizational goals and objectives.
Howard Stockton Memorial Scholarship Fund – Howard Stockton’s life was devoted to contributing to the world around him. This fund was established to provide a scholarship to a worthy student in the South Lake community who is civic-minded and has demonstrated good character and leadership skills.
Hunter Jacobson Memorial Fund – The fund was established in the memory of Hunter Jacobson to be used for philanthropic purposes directed by the family.
John & Virgene Family Foundation – Established to fund various charitable interests that include: Community & Economic Development, Education and Religious organizations.
Julian & Ruby Ann Rowe Scholarship Fund– This fund was established to award a deserving student in South Lake County with financial assistance to attend an accredited college or university. The Rowe’s were very involved in their community and their wish was to award students who also show community involvement through their service.
Larry & Jeanette Rescoe Endowment Fund – Established to fund charitable interests in the areas of food security, religious and community related needs.
Lew Burdette Caregiver Fund – This fund was established in memory of Lou Burdette to provide financial support to “Lou’s Cottage” which provides respite care for caregivers.
LifeStream Behavioral Center Agency Flex Fund – Established as an Agency Flex Fund, the purpose is to financial support to the mission and activities of LifeStream Behavioral Center.
Love Thy Neighbor Fund – Established to fund charitable interests in the areas of: Health & Human Services and Religious organizations.
Lucille A. Smith Legacy Fund – This fund was established by Lucille Smith as an endowed fund. The interest that comes off the endowment each year is given to Habitat for Humanity for funding a portion of a house that is built in the South Lake community. Lucille’s passion for the work of Habitat for Humanity through the establishment of this endowment has created a legacy that will live on in perpetuity.
Mark & Terri Starcher Family Fund – A donor advised fund established to fund charitable interests in the areas of Community & Economic Development and Religious organizations.
McLean Family Fund – A donor advised fund established to fund charitable interests in the areas of: Civic Leadership, Community & Economic Development, Health & Human Services and Religious organizations.
New Vision for Independence – Established as an Agency Flex Fund, the purpose is to financial support to the mission and activities of New Vision.
Pig on the Pond/Project Scholar – This scholarship fund was established through the proceeds of the annual Pig on the Pond event held in Clermont. Four students are chosen each year to receive a $10,000 scholarship that allows them $2500 each year, for four years. Eligible students are chosen from the South Lake Hospital tax district.
Ray Goodgame Fund – A donor advised fund established to disburse charitable gifts in various areas to include religious and food security.
Shaw Buck Athletic Scholarship – Established by the Groveland High School Alumni Association and awards scholarships to senior student athletes attending South Lake High School.
South Lake Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund – The fund was established to award deserving students in the South Lake tax district scholarships for vocational, college or university education.
South Lake Educational Fund – This fund was established through a grant provided by the Community Foundation to assist with a wide variety of educational needs in the community.
South Lake Hospital Adoption Scholarship Fund – The fund was established to offer qualified students who were born at South Lake Hospital and then adopted to receive a scholarship to attend post-secondary education.
South Lake Hospital Agency Flex Fund – Established as fund to support the mission of South Lake Hospital.
South Lake Hospital GEMS Fund – This fund is to further assist in the implementation of South Lake Hospital’s goals and objectives.
South Lake Junior Women’s Club Fund – This fund is to further assist in the implementation of SLJWC’s goals and objectives which includes scholarships to students in the area.
South Lake Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund – The fund was established to award deserving students in the South Lake tax district scholarships for vocational, college or university education.
Special Olympics Florida Agency Flex Fund – This fund is to further assist in the implementation of Special Olympics’ goals and objectives.
Steve J. & Marilyn L. Donnellon Board Development Fund – This fund has been established as a bequest and will be used to fund Board Development training for local nonprofit organizations.
Women’s Giving Alliance – This field of interest fund was established to inspire women to be strategic philanthropists and to improve the lives of women and children in the South Lake community. Grants are made to the nonprofit organizations that address the issues facing women and children.