Community involvement is vital to the success of children and families, so EOCF is required to secure $1.7 million worth of donated goods and services annually.
EOCF is fortunate to have strong community support. We receive state and federal grants that provide 80% of our funding. However, it takes an additional $1.7 million annually in community donations of cash and other in-kind goods and services to meet the 20% balance required to operate our programs. Therefore, our community partnerships are essential.
Although the communities where EOCF serves are well known for their volunteerism and philanthropy, this goal continues to be challenging. Community members donate their time and expertise by serving on our Board of Directors, Friends of EOCF and committees. Many help build playgrounds or plan, attend and contribute to fundraisers.
EOCF continues to collaborate through community partnerships to seek classroom facilities in neighborhoods with the most need and to position the agency to serve more children in the community. We are extremely grateful for our dedicated families, partners, community members, Board of Directors, Parent Policy Council and staff for their ongoing contributions and support.
EOCF is grateful for its generous partnerships with the following organizations…