CFF News Archives

The Importance of Early Intervention Services

February 27 2017 • Avani Desai

{image:url:title} “The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention.” - Dan Marino Research on child development has discovered that the rate of human learning and mental growth is most rapid during the preschool years. The timing of early intervention - entailing services for infants, toddlers, and small children with...

Giving Circles by Women: The Nation’s Increasing Number of Philanthroactivists

December 19 2016 • Avani Desai

{image:url:title} Hundreds of years old in theory, the concept of the “giving circle” has reignited across the nation, growing more diverse, aware, popular, and effective with each passing year. Initially begun by and composed of women, the movement of the giving circle is based on the notion of participatory philanthropy, where...

Young Philanthropists: How Teaching Philanthropy Shapes the Future of Giving

November 18 2016 • Avani Desai

{image:url:title} “What this world needs is a new kind of army—the army of the kind.” –Cleveland Amory When people think of “philanthropy,” they think of the rich setting up charities, large non-profit organizations such as UNICEF or Doctors Without Borders, and six-figure donations made by powerful families. These surely all fit...

Philanthropic Spirit: The Giving that Gives Back
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

October 10 2016 • Avani Desai

{image:url:title} It shouldn’t come as a surprise that giving is good for you. In case it does, however, we’ve got a few reasons to explain it—and a few ways to illuminate how this gift applies to you, too. Philanthropists throughout the world—regardless of status or wealth—report feelings of euphoria and well-being...

Reframing the Conversation
Women Shattering the Ceiling in Philanthropy

September 13 2016 • Avani Desai

{image:url:title} As I’m writing these very words, a spectacular, massive cultural shift is underway. The growth of women’s wealth, power and influence is redefining philanthropy with a more pragmatic, involved and collaborative approach. According to a Growing Under the Radar report, at least 43% of American millionaires are women, the quantity...

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...

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