Community Initiatives

Port Orange Community Trust is proud to partner with remarkable organizations across the region to help make a greater impact, while also accepting a variety of requests for support throughout the year. Check out some of the powerful collaborations below.

General Operations

Help POCT cover the day-to-day expenses for our organization so we can continue to host our free admission community events, hold fundraisers and distribute funding and support as needed in East Volusia.

Senior Citizens

During the Holiday Season, POCT distributes large bags filled with toiletries, snacks, socks, towels, blankets, card games, crosswords, and treats for Seniors living on a limited income. Of course Santa and his elves are on hand to bring donuts and sing a Carol or two!

Food Support in our Community

POCT is committed to making sure those who are hungry have access to food. We do this by filling local food pantries, supporting holiday food support like The Volusia Basket Brigade, and direct disaster relief to those in need or communities at large.

Veteran Support

Our Annual Poker Run profits are earmarked to support the needs of area Veterans. Each year we are able to partner with The Veteran’s Support Fund to purchase Christmas Gifts for residents at Emory L. Bennet Nursing Home.


POCT currently offers college scholarships to graduating Seniors. We provide $5,000 in scholarships per year.

Youth Mental Health

Youth metal health has become a huge problem in our area, and POCT is passionate about making sure our students have access to the support they need.

For the past 4 years POCT has been supporting Halifax in an effort to support the area’s only health care system that provides Child and Adolescent mental / behavioral care for the youth of our community.

Community Art Programs

We think the Arts are a huge part of youth development and individuality. POCT supports visual and performing arts. Grant requests come in on a regular basis, and our Board of Directors is always ready to help.

Community Health 

We love providing funding for programs that center around health, regardless of age! POCT is the presenting sponsor of the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge in Port Orange, and also a sponsor of Senior Games and  youth sports, both recreational and competitive.