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Community Trust

What is the Mount Dora Community Trust?

Mount Dora Community Trust

The Mount Dora Community Trust is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to help our community. The First National Bank of Mount Dora serves as Trustee of funds that are donated to support community activities and charitable organizations providing services to our community. The Mount Dora Community Trust serves a vital role in today’s society as we watch public funds shrink and community needs increase.

The Mount Dora Community Trust benefits everyone in Mount Dora

Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams

  • Community Service Scholarship
  • Aileen Joiner Scholarship
  • W.T. Bland, Jr. Scholarship
  • Rotary Club Scholarships
  • PowerOne Technology Fund
  • John Liptak, Jr. Basketball Scholarship
  • Dennis Junior Golf Scholarship
  • Kelly Bodnaruk Creative Grant for Juniors
  • Kelly Bodnaruk Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Joel and Anna See Memorial Scholarship
  • Liz Perrett Scholarship
  • Orval Hagerty Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary E. Beacom Memorial Scholarship
  • Round Lake Elementary Scholarship
  • Class of 2017 Scholarship
  • Susan Weinstock Memorial Scholarship
  • Mike Stone Memorial Scholarship

Keeping the Mount Dora Area "Someplace Special"

  • Mount Dora Library
  • Sonnentag Theatre Children's Program
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Center for the Arts
  • Early Learning Coalition of Lake County
  • Community Concert Association
  • Mount Dora’s “Art in Public Places”
  • Mount Dora Historical Society
  • City of Mount Dora Events
  • Friends of the Donnelly House
  • Northeast Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Cornerstone Hospice of Lake & Sumter
  • Mount Dora Music Festival
  • Haven of Lake and Sumter
  • Mount Dora Community Building
  • Lake Cares Food Pantry
  • Mount Dora Patrons of the Community Building
  • Hoops Life
  • Lake County Sheriff's Office Charities

Since 1972, Mount Dora Community Trust has awarded approximately $8.6 million in grants for the cumulative good of our community. To date, the Mount Dora Community Trust assets now total over $15.3 million thanks to our generous donors who sought out to make a difference.

Due to this growth, an office was purchased in 2015 for operation of the Community Trust. The newly renovated office sits just a few blocks from the bank in the heart of Mount Dora. If you are interested in donating to the Mount Dora Community Trust, or would like to find out how the Community Trust may benefit you or your organization, please stop by for a tour or give us a call.


The Mount Dora Community Trust is now located at:

821 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday – Thursday. The office is closed Fridays.

Office phone: 352-383-2150

Our Grant and Scholarship Manager, Kevin Batliner, is in the office Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or can be available by appointment with adequate notice. 

If you would like a meeting or a tour of our beautiful office outside of normal business hours, please call ahead and we will gladly schedule an appointment.

Other inquiries can be made to:

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free, 1-800-435-7352 or by logging on to and entering “Mount Dora Community Trust”.


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