Share & Care: A NEW Mission Driven Space, a Community Initiative to Create Strong Partnerships with Local Nonprofits.

The Bridges of Light Foundation (BOL) has launched Share & Care: A Mission Driven Space, a new community initiative to help Central Florida nonprofit organizations save money and expand their reach. The space sharing program will utilize the organization’s available office space to establish communication and collaboration with like-minded organizations.

According to the national nonprofit resource Independent Sector, 83% of organizations experienced a reduction in revenue since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At BOL, in the interest of being good stewards of donor support, we’ve been streamlining every aspect of our organization – and this includes our idea to build a community space to not only help us run more efficiently, but to engage other nonprofits,” said Ray Gaines, executive director of the Bridges of Light Foundation.

The Share & Care Space, which could fit two or three small organizations, comes in a range of shapes and sizes with different areas of focus. The goal of Share & Care: A Mission Driven Space is to decrease overhead costs and improve efficiency for each nonprofit involved, as well as make it possible for the organizations to work together on larger initiatives in the community.

“There are so many organizations in our community that do great work but can’t reach their full potential because of overhead costs and lack of community collaboration,” Gaines said. “This initiative will help us learn from one another so we can all think bigger and do more than we can do on our own!”

The Bridges of Light Foundation is a nonprofit that builds bridges to a brighter future by nurturing, mentoring, and tutoring under-served Central Florida youth. Contact Moriah Subar at or 407-735-2160 for more information.