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News, Updates & Announcements

  • The 49 Fund Accepts Applicants for Second Annual Scholarship Awards

    ORLANDO, Fla. – (February 20, 2018) – In its continuing effort to honor those lost in the Pulse tragedy, The 49 Fund at Central Florida Foundation is accepting applications for its second annual scholarship awards. The Fund will award up to 10 local LGBT students $4,900 each to help pay...

  • That Moment

    Naomi was a young mother of two girls, ages 1 and 5, living in New York with her boyfriend. It wasn’t a healthy relationship — he was violent and abusive toward her, and there were constant fights and beatings. After one particularly bad fight, Naomi decided that enough was enough,...

  • 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...

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