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Central Florida Foundation Names Nicole Donelson Vice President of Philanthropy

November 29 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (November 29, 2018) – Central Florida Foundation today announced that Nicole Donelson has been named vice president of philanthropy. In her role as part of the executive team, Nicole is responsible for driving the Foundation’s vision and mission of building community through philanthropy. She will design and implement...

Central Florida Foundation Announces Grants to Area Nonprofits

July 12 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO — July 12, 2018— Central Florida Foundation today announces the grants from its annual Community Investment Grant Round. The Foundation’s board of directors approved the following projects and nonprofits to receive grants: Up to $24,357 to Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando to expand KidsKonnect,...

Area Community Foundation Merges with Central Florida Foundation
Foundation moves forward with transition to preserve legacy

June 21 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (June 21, 2018) – In an effort to streamline operations and continue its legacy, the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of East Central Florida (CFECF) voted to sunset its operations in Volusia, Flagler and Putnam Counties. To honor the original donor intent of the funds at...

The 49 Fund at Central Florida Foundation Marks Pulse Anniversary with Scholarships for Eight Local LGBT Students
Recipients selected for academic excellence, commitment to improving community

June 09 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla.—(June 9, 2018) – In its continuing effort to honor those lost in the Pulse tragedy, The 49 Fund at Central Florida Foundation will today award eight scholarships in the amount of $4,900 each for local college students. The recipients, their hometowns and schools include: William...

RALLY: THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACCELERATOR ANNOUNCES SUMMER COHORT
Program selects six finalists for mentorship and resources

June 06 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 6, 2018) – Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator today announces the six finalists to participate in its summer cohort. The six enterprises include: Yaupon Brothers Tea, Visable, Front Row Charities, Playground City, Nexus Impact, and Orlando Together. Rally received applications from nonprofit and for-profit entities....

EIGHT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS VIE FOR $25,000 INVESTMENT DURING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION
Omnimodal Wins Local Accelerator’s Inaugural “Shark Tank”-Style Pitch Event

March 16 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 16, 2018) – In an effort to create positive change by nurturing local social entrepreneurs, Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator recently awarded a $25,000 investment to Omnimodal. The company will use the funds toward its mission of making public transportation easier for everyone. Omnimodal competed with...

CENTRAL FLORIDA FOUNDATION’S “100 WOMEN STRONG” ANNOUNCES GRANT TO EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF ORANGE COUNTY
New pilot program aims to prepare kids for success at Pine Hills child care centers

March 01 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2018) — A new pilot program aims to meet the social and emotional needs of young children in the Pine Hills community. The pilot program is supported by 100 Women Strong, a giving circle at Central Florida Foundation that focuses on empowering the lives of women...

Foundation Announces Launch of Brede-Wilkins Scholarship Fund
Fund to provide college scholarships to students

January 17 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — January 17, 2018 — Today Central Florida Foundation announces the establishment of the Brede-Wilkins Scholarship Fund at the Foundation. The fund is designed to support qualified individuals with financial assistance toward the cost of a higher education. Consistent with the charitable purposes of Central Florida Foundation,...

Central Florida Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits Affected by Hurricane Irma
Fund Invests in Nonprofit Relief from Storm Damages

December 21 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (December 21, 2017) – Central Florida Foundation activated its Hurricane Irma Relief Fund after the storm to help nonprofits get back to business as usual – allowing these organizations to continue their programs and serve local residents in need. Today, the Foundation announces the first round of grants...

WINTER PARK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO AREA NONPROFITS

December 21 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — December 15, 2017 — 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: $10,000 to Orlando Shakespeare Theater to install a canopy over the theater’s outdoor...

Round Up: Vol. 2

December 04 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} We know it’s a busy time of year, so here are a few quick updates to keep you in the loop with all that’s happening at Central Florida Foundation. Be sure to follow along on social media to get the updates in real time! Here we go… ...

Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator Announces First Cohort
First-of-its kind program selects nine finalists for mentorship and resources

October 19 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (October 19, 2017) – Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator today announces the nine finalists of its inaugural cohort. The nine companies include: The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, SnapGood, Outcome Funding, Omni, Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Florida Abolitionist, Fleet Farming, EcoSpears, and Big Mountain Data. The...

Central Florida Foundation Activates Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, Assesses Community Needs
Foundation Accepting Donations with Focus on Aiding Vulnerable Population

September 14 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (September 14, 2017) – In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Central Florida Foundation has activated its Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, which will support stabilizing and rebuilding efforts in Central Florida. Contributions to the Fund will help nonprofits get back to providing core services and programs that they...

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

December 12 2016

{image:url:title}{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...

Central Florida Foundation Announces Next Grants to Support Community Healing After Pulse Tragedy
Better Together Fund Focuses on Long-Term Community Healing

November 10 2016

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After the Pulse tragedy, Orlando’s healing process continues. In support of helping to heal the local community, Central Florida Foundation recently issued the next grants from its Better Together Fund to support two initiatives.

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

September 09 2016

{image:url:title}{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...

Central Florida Foundation Issues First Grant to Support Healing for Pulse Survivors
Better Together Fund Targets Nonprofits for Relief

August 05 2016

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Central Florida Foundation recently issued the first grant from its Better Together Fund of up to $122,000 to Heart of Florida United Way.

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

February 18 2016

{image:url:title}{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...

100 Women Strong announces grants for 2016

January 27 2016

{image:url:title}{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...

Central Florida Foundation Names Sandi Vidal Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives

September 25 2015

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} September 25, 2015 – Orlando, Fla. - The Central Florida Foundation announced today that Sandi Vidal has been named vice president of community strategies and initiatives. In her role as part of the executive team, Vidal is responsible for implementing the vision and mission of the Central Florida Foundation...

Winter Park Community Foundation Awards Grants to Area Organizations

December 02 2014

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — DECEMBER 2, 2014 — The Winter Park Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation today announces the award winners from its grant round this year held in collaboration with Rollins College students enrolled in the undergraduate course called “Impact Investing” designed to allow students to...

Central Florida Foundation Launches Central Florida Focus: Homeless Impact Fund

November 11 2014

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — November 11, 2014 — Central Florida Foundation, in partnership with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, today announces the establishment of the Central Florida Focus: Homeless Impact Fund. This new fund creates a platform for investment in evidenced-based strategies to change the course of homelessness in Central...

Central Florida Foundation Launches Social Enterprise Initiative with Local Entrepreneurs

July 21 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — July 21, 2014 — Harbor House of Central Florida will be able to take its online domestic violence training program to the next level, thanks to Central Florida Foundation’s new Entrepreneurs in Action (EIA) initiative. Through the EIA’s first assistance process, a group of Central Florida...

“Overhead”

December 20 2013

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} By Mark Brewer, Foundation President/CEO Central Florida Foundation applauds the effort by GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to educate donors about the myth of overhead costs as an indicator of a nonprofit’s performance. In The Chronicle of Philanthropy article, GuideStar President, Jacob Harold, points to the...