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Central Florida Foundation is the place for people who want to invest in their community. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds. The Foundation manages and invests funds, offers personalized service and expert giving advice, connects caring people, businesses, governments and organizations to local initiatives that build and inspire community, and empowers them to make informed decisions that make a difference now and in the future. Central Florida Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors and nonprofits.

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News, Updates & Announcements

  • Central Florida Foundation's Better Together Fund Continues Mission of Healing for Pulse Survivors, Community

    ORLANDO, Fla. (August 16, 2017) – The Better Together Fund, an initiative at Central Florida Foundation created in response to the Pulse nightclub tragedy, continues to provide support and aid to the community on its road to healing. Since launching in June 2016, the Fund has received more than $1.1...

  • Companies with a conscience: A Business Strategy of Social Responsibility

    “For every product you purchase,” promises the TOMS motto, “TOMS will help a person in need.” It’s the mission statement inspired by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, whose heart went out to the barefoot local children he encountered during his 2006 trip to Argentina; he decided to do something proactive and...

  • 100 Women Strong Member Spotlight: Garima Shah

    We recently had the opportunity to get to know one of 100 Women Strong’s members, Garima Shah. Learn more about her from our conversation below. Garima is the Chief Business Development Officer at Direct Connect LLC, headquartered in the District of Columbia area. At Direct Connect, a provider of payment...

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