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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.

Create a Fund

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


Our Grants

Since 1994, we have grown to more than $67 million in assets and awarded grants of more than $54 million.


Planned Giving

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


Nonprofit Search

Designed to help you easily find nonprofits that you care about and make stronger giving decisions.


News, Updates & Announcements

  • Central Florida Foundation Announces Grants to Area Nonprofits

    ORLANDO — July 12, 2018— Central Florida Foundation today announces the grants from its annual Community Investment Grant Round. The Foundation’s board of directors approved the following projects and nonprofits to receive grants: Up to $24,357 to Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando to expand KidsKonnect, an eight-week in-school mental...

  • Richard's Story of Homelessness to Housed

    It all began in 1996. Struggling to battle a chronic mental illness, Richard had become disillusioned with life, and at 45-years-old, he packed a 100-pound bag of gear and walked away from his life. He left a successful catering business, his wife of eight years, and the children he had...

  • Area Community Foundation Merges with Central Florida Foundation

    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 21, 2018) – In an effort to streamline operations and continue its legacy, the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of East Central Florida (CFECF) voted to sunset its operations in Volusia, Flagler and Putnam Counties. To honor the original donor intent of the funds at...

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