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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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We offer seven types of funds that allow you to experience the joy of giving.


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Since 1994, we have grown to more than $60 million in assets and awarded grants of more than $40 million.


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News, Updates & Announcements

  • Central Florida Estate Planning Attorney Gives the Community Options to Leave a Legacy

    Richard T. Hurt, more commonly known as “Rick,” is one of the most respected voices for estate planning in Central Florida. In his over 35 years of practice, he has earned the respect of his clients helping them with their estate planning needs. His devotion to his clients shows through...

  • Giving Circles by Women: The Nation’s Increasing Number of Philanthroactivists

    Hundreds of years old in theory, the concept of the “giving circle” has reignited across the nation, growing more diverse, aware, popular, and effective with each passing year. Initially begun by and composed of women, the movement of the giving circle is based on the notion of participatory philanthropy, where...

  • 100 Women Strong Member Spotlight: Stacey Panepinto

    We recently had the opportunity to get to know one of 100 Women Strong’s newest members, Stacey Panepinto. Learn more about her in our conversation below. Tell us about your background, family, job experiences and other charitable work. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but have called Orlando my...

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