To foster a culture of giving that amplifies our collective strength, inspiring generations of Members
to make Ocean Reef and our surrounding Communities a better place.
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 just after taking ownership of the Club. The Foundation’s charge is two-fold: to enable Ocean Reef residents to achieve their individual philanthropic goals wherever they may be focused, and to lead and support effective efforts to improve the quality of life both at Ocean Reef and in surrounding areas.
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, Cultural Center, Medical Center and more are all achievements of our residents’ own philanthropic efforts. Not to mention Hank and Corrine Greenburg Park and the Dog Park, which were created through gifts to the Foundation.
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. The Ocean Reef Foundation has been a member in good standing since 2003. For more information on the Council on Foundations click here.
Florida Keys Funders Alliance was created by three of Monroe County’s long time, significant funders – Ocean Reef Community Foundation, United Way of the Florida Keys and the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. FKFA is committed to collectively working with multiple funding organizations to make the most of available resources, and to better assist the non-profit organizations working so hard to improve the quality of life in the Florida Keys.
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.