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

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News, Updates & Announcements

  • The Importance of Early Intervention Services

    “The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention.” - Dan Marino Research on child development has discovered that the rate of human learning and mental growth is most rapid during the preschool years. The timing of early intervention - entailing services for infants, toddlers, and small children with...

  • 100 Women Strong Member Spotlight: Cheryl Courier

    We recently had the opportunity to get to know one of 100 Women Strong’s members, Cheryl Courier. Learn more about her in our conversation below. Cheryl was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and immigrated to the United States with her husband in 1987. She became a United States...

  • Planning Now to Help Students Create a Life They Are Proud to Live

    Edna S. Hargrett was the beloved director of the well-known Jones High School Choir. She taught school for 44 years with 33 of those years spent at Jones High School helping countless students achieve performance excellence. She made participation in the choir feel like being a part of a big, close-knit family with big open arms. Thankfully, her passion for helping students reach success lives on even after her passing.

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