October 19, 2023

Such a simple thing, talking.

Yet it has the power to spark great things:

Everyone has the power to create change in their community.

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, people across Central Florida will host or take part in small group conversations (the sweet spot is normally 6-10 people) to get ideas flowing about all the different ways — big and small — each of us can make Central Florida an even better place to live, work and play.

First, you talk.

  • Sign-up to host a table or participate at a table (coming June 15th!).
  • Join in on the date and time of the conversation.
  • Talk openly and honestly.

Then, we listen.

  • Post your experience on social media using #CFFTableTalk.
  • Take the anonymous survey, evaluating how things went.
  • Then, apply for a microgrant of up to $2,500 if you have an idea to improve the community.

But...it doesn’t stop with TableTalk; rather, it begins.

Finally, there are outcomes.

  • Microgrants awarded.
  • Survey data that will help us understand our community more and influence our grantmaking.
  • A letter to Central Florida leaders to share what we're doing right and recommendations on how to do even better.

Start the conversation


If you're an individual who would like to join a table, this is for you!

Sign up as a participant.

Tables are hosted by Table Hosts, who have selected a topic to discuss in an open, honest, and respectful manner. On June 15th, you'll be able to sign up as an interested participant, which means you'll be the first to know when available tables open up, receive tips and tricks on how to make the most of your TableTalk experience, and monthly challenges that will prep yourself for this experience.

Click below to get on our email list and show your interest in participating.

Participant Interest Sign Up


Interested in learning about being a Table Host?


Become a Table Host.

First, read more about what it means to be a Table Host. Then, if you're interested, fill out the Table Host Interest Form.

Table Host Interest Form


Do you have a location that could host at least 10 tables? Sign up to be a Super Host!

Join the growing list of super hosts.

Super Hosts are table hosts...multiplied. Large organizations, such as Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, The Center, and Second Harvest have all signed on to host at least 10 tables at their locations. We can help to fill those seats or your organization can fill them - or a combination of the two. Interested? Fill out this form and we'll be in contact soon!

Super Host Interest Form


Make a one-time donation to TableTalk.

TableTalk is a community-wide experience that includes a survey given to thousands of Central Floridians and microgrants that help water seeds of progress. Consider making a one-time donation to TableTalk and support civic engagement in our region.


How can you get your company involved?

Central Florida Foundation invites you to get involved by step up to drive this effort. Help ensure that we can engage more voices, especially those who are not typically invited to the table. Your support will ensure that we expand the visibility of TableTalk and to directly support the innovative ideas that come from community conversations. There has never been a more important time than now to come together around the table. We hope that you join us as Table Hosts or Super Hosts, too!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Impact of a Microgrant

Think a microgrant can't make real change? Think again.

Since 2019, Table Talk participants have started podcasts, launched cooking classes demonstrating healthy meals on a budget, created support services for trauma survivors, provided supplies for pop-up concerts and so much more. When we take action to make even small changes, the possibilities are endless.

See past microgrants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TableTalk?

Who started Table Talk? Why?

What is Central Florida Foundation?

Who can participate?

When & where is TableTalk?

How long does a TableTalk last?

What does it mean to host a table?

Are table hosts compensated? Is there a cost to register as a guest?

What does it mean to join a table?

What happens after TableTalk?


Central Floridians participated in Table Talk conversations on October 14, 2021. See who they are and what they had to say.



Click on the link below to explore the survey questions asked of Table Talk participants.


Central Florida Foundation awarded a microgrant to Mesa de Cocina/The Kitchen Table, an online collaborative health and nutrition program between The Bros in Convo Initiative and QLatinx, that teaches the community how to prepare healthy and delicious meals on a budget. This project has attracted further investments allowing it to reach more individuals.

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Be a TableTalk Sponsor

The fine print: By registering on this website, TableTalk participants agree to receive email communications from Central Florida Foundation regarding TableTalk and may be included in photographs, video and social media posts. We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. By registering as a host, host agrees to accept and assume full responsibility and liability for any injury, theft, or loss to host or host’s property, guests, agents and/or employees at any time and from any cause while at the event location, or in transit to or from said event. Host registrant agrees to release Central Florida Foundation and/or any of its agents and/or employees from any and all liability for any injury, theft or loss and agrees to provide and pay for host’s own insurance.