Community Conversations connect you to issues facing the region today. Local experts and community members making an impact share their challenges, triumphs, insights and ways to get involved. Topics have included healthcare, mental health, social-emotional learning, housing, the state of the nonprofit sector, racial justice and many more.

Watch our latest Community Conversation!

Listen in on a robust conversation on how best to support our college students.

Dr. Kathleen Plinske,
President, Valencia College

Dr. Stacy Baier
CEO, Pinellas Education Fund

Samantha Sterthaus
Executive Director, Support our Scholars

with Central Florida Foundation's president/CEO, Mark Brewer, as moderator, and VP of Philanthropic Strategies and Partnerships, Nicole Donelson, as facilitator.

OCTOBER 20, 2022

Environment & Sustainability

JUNE 9, 2021

Remembering Pulse: Five Years Later
Better Together Fund Report

MAY 5, 2021

The Conversation on Housing Continues
Be part of the solution

APRIL 7, 2021

Florida Charitable Giving Study
Access the Report

MARCH 3, 2021

One-Year Reflection with Yasmin Flasterstein, Greg Higgerson, Alana Friskics, and Fatima Sadaf Saied

FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning with local experts
Dr. Kimberly Renk, Dr. Candice W. Jones, and Leslie Hartog

JANUARY 13, 2021

The State of the Nonprofit Sector in Central Florida

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Preserving green space and creating more attainable housing with Orlando Land Trust & housd, the Central Florida regional housing trust

OCTOBER 7, 2020

How are educators and families coping
with changes to education in 2020?

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Community Conversation for Advisors:
Philanthropic Legislation Update & iCLATS


What role does social enterprise
play in times of uncertainty?

AUGUST 5, 2020

How can we measure impact and evaluate
trends in data to create a thriving community?

JULY 8, 2020

How has COVID-19 impacted
the environment and sustainability?

JUNE 11, 2020

A community conversation on
racism and the underlying issues.

MAY 20, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting financial
planning and charitable giving?

MAY 13, 2020

What issues has COVID-19 created
for the education system?

MAY 6, 2020

What issues does a global pandemic
ignite for the underinsured?

APRIL 29, 2020

How has COVID-19 intensified already
existing hunger and housing issues?

APRIL 22, 2020

How will our local economy survive
COVID-19 and eventually rebuild?

APRIL 15, 2020

Does COVID-19 present entirely
new mental health challenges?

APRIL 8, 2020

How will our healthcare systems
handle the COVID-19 crisis?

APRIL 1, 2020

Introduction: Conversations that will define
our community’s response to COVID-19.