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Ocean Reef Foundation

 About The Ocean Reef Community Foundation

Our Mission Statement

The Foundation’s mission is to encourage and administer effective philanthropy by the

Ocean Reef Community, supporting charitable efforts throughout Ocean Reef and the surrounding areas and helping Members to meet their individual charitable goals.


 Our History

The abiding spirit of charity, and a desire to maximize the impact of giving, motivated Ocean Reef members to establish the Ocean Reef Community Foundation in 1994.  The Foundation’s mission is two-fold: to encourage and administer philanthropy to benefit effective projects and charities throughout Ocean Reef and the surrounding area; and to work with members to meet their individual charitable goals, establish a legacy, and connect to the causes you care about most.

Perhaps it is the wonderful quality of life at Ocean Reef that has inspired those who enjoy it to share their good fortune since its very beginnings.  The generosity of many individuals has, in fact, been instrumental in building the very heart of our community.   Our Academy, Chapel, Medical Center, Cultural Center and more are all achievements of our residents’ own philanthropic efforts.

In 2008, the Foundation joined together with the other major charities of Ocean Reef to introduce the All Charities Auction, an innovative event that eliminated multiple fundraising auctions and enables members to consolidate their support for the entire community in a single weekend of festive events each year.  The response to this groundbreaking approach has been overwhelming, and the annual event continues to distinguish our community each February.

In addition to benefitting charities community-wide, the auction events benefit the Foundation’s Community Grants Fund, which awards dozens of meaningful grants each year to relevant and worthy local organizations supporting education, youth and families, arts, culture and the environment beyond our gates.



The Ocean Reef Foundation is proud to be a member of the nationally recognized Council on Foundations.  The Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grant-making foundations and giving programs worldwide.  The Council provides leadership expertise and networking opportunities, as well as other services to their members and the general public.  Their headquarters are located in Washington DC.  The Ocean Reef Foundation has been a member in good standing since 2003. For more information on the Council on Foundations click here.

The Ocean Reef Foundation is also a member of the Community Foundations of Florida.  Florida's community foundations are part of a growing movement of more than 700 community foundations in the United States today.  They serve many communities in Florida, offering people a wide variety of ways to touch our community through philanthropic giving. To visit the Community Foundations of Florida website click here.

The Ocean Reef Foundation is also a proud member of the All Charities Partners of Ocean Reef, which include the Academy at Ocean Reef, Ocean Reef Art League, Ocean Reef Conservation Association, Ocean Reef Medical Center and most recently, ORCAT.


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