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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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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

  • How "Giving Back" Gets Down to Business

    This editorial was featured in the July 2017 issue of The Park Press. Ever since smart phones entered our lives just over ten years ago, the world as we knew it began to change. The phenomena of social media had begun a few years prior with the launch of Facebook,...

  • Central Florida Foundation Announces up to $159,115 in grants to area nonprofits

    ORLANDO, Fla.,—July 10, 2017— Central Florida Foundation today announces the grants from its annual Community Investment Grant Round. The eight projects and nonprofits to receive grants include: Up to $15,777 to Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida as a last-in match to establish an exhibit based on the...

  • Am I a Philanthropist?

    This question occurred to me as I was reading an article about “Harriet Lake, 95, local philanthropist, and hat enthusiast” (and a 100 Women Strong member, although the article didn’t mention that). She was being honored for her lifelong support of the arts and her recent $2 million donation to...

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