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Building Community by Building Philanthropy

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 $67 million in assets and awarded grants of more than $54 million.

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Accomplish your financial goals and create a legacy that lasts forever.

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News, Updates & Announcements

  • Foundation Announces Launch of Brede-Wilkins Scholarship Fund

    ORLANDO, Fla. — January 17, 2018 — Today Central Florida Foundation announces the establishment of the Brede-Wilkins Scholarship Fund at the Foundation. The fund is designed to support qualified individuals with financial assistance toward the cost of a higher education. Consistent with the charitable purposes of Central Florida Foundation, the...

  • Thoughts on the new tax law

    Lately everyone is talking about the recent changes in the new tax law and how it will affect charitable giving going forward. We’ve been following the updates closely, and have a few thoughts we wanted to share. (Hint: the sky is not falling!) To start us off, here are some...

  • 5 Ways to go from being a donor to a philanthropist in 2018

    This editorial column was published in the January 2018 edition of The Park Press. You’ve always been a generous person. You’ve “paid it forward” at the tollbooth. You’ve donated to Toys for Tots and served soup to the homeless. You’ve even made cash donations to charities from time to time....