CFF News Archives

Parents in Parramore Set their Children on the Path to Success

November 02 2017

{image:url:title} Parents of young children who live in the Parramore Heritage Neighborhood face challenges similar to those of all young families everywhere. Some are caught by surprise and unprepared for the arrival of an infant. Many are ill equipped and have little knowledge of the skills they’ll need to cope with...

Advocate Helps Foster Youth Succeed in High School and Beyond

May 26 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title} For most teenagers, high school is a fun, exciting chapter of their lives. They go to prom, attend sporting events, tour colleges with family members, and prepare for the next steps after graduation. But, for youth in foster care, attending college and working toward a career can seem like a...

Larry's Story: One Man's Journey Home in Central Florida

January 26 2017


If you have ever lived or worked in Downtown Orlando for any length of time, you have probably seen him. At the corner of Colonial Drive and Westmoreland Drive you could find him at self-appointed post, clad in white sheets and barefoot (as he preferred). As a well known fixture in the area, some have even called him the “John the Baptist of Westmoreland.”

Winter Park Community Foundation announces up to $47,900 in grants to area nonprofits

December 12 2016

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla.—December 13, 2016—Winter Park Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Florida Foundation, today announces the grants from its annual grant round. The projects and nonprofits to receive grants include: Up to $16,900 to The Center for Contemporary Dance to complete the nonprofit’s first financial audit, facility improvements and to...

Central Florida Foundation Announces up to $168,630 in grants to area nonprofits

September 09 2016

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. - September 8, 2016 - Central Florida Foundation, today announces the grants from our annual Community Investment Grant Round. The eight projects and nonprofits to receive grants include: Up to $7,400 to The Arbor Schools of Central Florida to purchase iPad minis and software and apps to enhance...

Winter Park Community Foundation announces $51,500 in grants to area nonprofits

February 18 2016

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — February 17, 2016 — Winter Park Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation today announced the award winners from its grant round. Development of a marketing plan, social media advertising and website design at Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden; rebranding and website development at...

100 Women Strong announces grants for 2016

January 27 2016

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — JANUARY 27, 2016 — 100 Women Strong, a giving circle at Central Florida Foundation today announced its 2016 grant awards. The Education+ Pilot Program at Foundation for Foster Children and the support of data collection required to become eligible for federal funding at Impower are the two...

Grant helps youth aging out of foster care take next steps to adulthood

October 03 2015

{image:url:title} Many young adults are fortunate. They have at least one trusted adult who would help them financially if needed, visit them in the hospital if they were injured or ill or give them a safe place to stay. They’ve had parents or relatives who taught them how to balance a...

A Central Florida Foundation Grant Gives Students Tools to Achieve Educational Success

July 25 2015

{image:url:title} Children with motor disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy and other conditions are getting a boost in reaching their educational goals, thanks to a $12,000 grant awarded by the Central Florida Foundation to the Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO). CECO used the grant to purchase 10 laptops and five desktop...

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Receives Grant for Organization-Changing Phone System and Customer Care Center

June 19 2015

{image:url:title} Through more than 400 funds the Central Florida Foundation distributes grants that provide essential funding in areas like education, arts and culture, environment and animals, health and human services and religion. The Foundation uses its deep community knowledge to connect caring people with organizations and causes that they are passionate...

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