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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

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Twitter Friendship between @citybeautiful @cffound @ContigoFund critical in Pulse response efforts & Orlando resilience… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… - 16 May - Follow us!