Through our strategic grantmaking process, Central Florida Foundation identifies organizations and initiatives that are truly transforming our community. This funding empowers them to launch new programs, build on the success of current efforts, and expand innovative solutions to create an even greater impact. We select recipients and determine funding amounts carefully. Our goal is to maximize the impact of every donor’s dollar. We understand that in the right hands, any grant amount has the potential to make a great impact.
“Hurricane Ian has had an immeasurable impact to the state, and Central Florida was not immune,” said Russell. “As part of the community both personally and professionally with my company Luminar, I am humbled knowing I can help in this time of need.”
Developed by Central Florida Foundation, Thrive Central Florida aims to truly transform our community for the better. One way we’re doing just that: by supporting nonprofits that identify and implement ways to solve systemic problems. We found one such healthcare nonprofit, Alliance for Community Health (AFCH), and awarded our first Thrive Healthcare Impact Fund grant to help them continue their important work in the region.
The first three years of the program will be offered at no charge thanks to an investment from an anonymous fundholder at the Central Florida Foundation. See the graduation photos and the 2022 BBLI leadership graduates directory here.
To support programs surrounding racial justice, human rights, de-escalation strategies and Black history and culture.
The Conversation Starter series is an integral part of the OnePULSE Foundation’s mission of opening the community’s eyes to the past and present issues surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community.
The MHACF was able to launch the “You Are a Lifeguard” Campaign, a multichannel advertising initiative helping youths and young adults struggling with mental illness and suicidal thoughts to get the help they need.
Central Florida Foundation draws on information from profiles in our Nonprofit Search database to assess and identify grant recipients. To be considered for one of the three types of grants available, the first step is to create a profile in Nonprofit Search.
Our Community Investment Grants take place year-round and are focused on nonprofits in the Central Florida region. These grants are initiative based and by invitation only. There is no application required and a profile in Nonprofit Search is the first step to qualify for consideration.
Our Winter Park Community Grants, a signature initiative of the Winter Park Community Foundation at Central Florida Foundation, invests in public, private or faith-based entities located in or serving Winter Park, FL. There may be an application required, along with a profile in Nonprofit Search.
Signature Fund Grants are independently directed by donors who have established Signature Funds with Central Florida Foundation. The grant process is driven by recommendations from the Fund's advisors.
*While these grants are not directed at the discretion of the Foundation, we recommend nonprofits establish a Nonprofit Search profile for greater visibility.
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