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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

  • We had a great time!

    We had so much fun at our recent Connect Event. Connect Events are simple, relaxed and informal gatherings where we connect our fund holders to issues that matter in our community. This event focused on early childhood development and how our children determine the quality of our community. We were...

  • Young Philanthropists: How Teaching Philanthropy Shapes the Future of Giving

    “What this world needs is a new kind of army—the army of the kind.” –Cleveland Amory When people think of “philanthropy,” they think of the rich setting up charities, large non-profit organizations such as UNICEF or Doctors Without Borders, and six-figure donations made by powerful families. These surely all fit...

  • Central Florida Foundation Announces Next Grants to Support Community Healing After Pulse Tragedy

    Although four months removed from the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting, Orlando’s healing process continues. In support of helping to heal the local community, Central Florida Foundation recently issued the next grants from its Better Together Fund to support two initiatives.

Twitter Mark Brewer @cffound celebrates the 10th anniversary of 100 Women Strong at a lovely #grant celebration…… - 7 Dec - Follow us!