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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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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

  • 100 Women Strong Member Spotlight: Alexa Padilla

    We recently had the opportunity to get to know one of 100 Women Strong’s members, Alexa Padilla. Learn more about her from our conversation below. Alexa was born and raised in Winter Springs, Florida and recently returned to the area to begin her career as a personal injury attorney with...

  • Central Florida Foundation Identifies Nonprofits Struggling After Hurricane Irma

    ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) – As the Central Florida community moves forward after Hurricane Irma, some nonprofits are still struggling to get back to business as usual. In assessing the needs of more than 200 nonprofits across Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties, Central Florida Foundation...

  • Central Florida Foundation Activates Hurricane Recovery Fund to Support Puerto Rico

    ORLANDO, Fla. (October 4, 2017) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Central Florida Foundation, alongside community leader Conrad Santiago of Conrad Santiago & Associates, has activated Together for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Recovery Fund to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The fund will support these key...

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