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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,...

Thoughts on the new tax law

January 04 2018 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} Lately everyone is talking about the recent changes in the new tax law and how it will affect charitable giving going forward. We’ve been following the updates closely, and have a few thoughts we wanted to share. (Hint: the sky is not falling!) To start us off, here are some...

5 Ways to go from being a donor to a philanthropist in 2018

January 02 2018 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This editorial column was published in the January 2018 edition of The Park Press. You’ve always been a generous person. You’ve “paid it forward” at the tollbooth. You’ve donated to Toys for Tots and served soup to the homeless. You’ve even made cash donations to charities from time...

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… ...

End the Year by Helping Others

December 01 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This editorial was featured in the December 2017 issue of The Park Press. Many of us became “accidental givers” in 2017, as we reacted to the tragedies and crises that roiled our hometown, as well as the world. This year presented us with many opportunities to be...

End of Year Timeline for 2017

November 30 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} It’s the busiest time of the year, and there are lots of demands for your time and attention. When it comes to charitable contributions, Central Florida Foundation is here to help you make it simple. Keep these important dates in mind so we can ensure your contributions qualify for a...

A few thoughts on National Philanthropy Day...

November 08 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} Last week, we celebrated National Philanthropy Day to honor those individuals and nonprofits that dedicate themselves to serving others. It’s an early start to the day, but the coffee is strong, and it serves as a worthwhile time to meet new faces and reconnect with friends in the field....

Parents in Parramore Set their Children on the Path to Success

November 02 2017

{image:url:title}{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...

Take the First Step

November 01 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This editorial piece was featured in the November 2017 issue of The Park Press. Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The mass shooting in Las Vegas. The wildfires in California. Never has there seemed to be so much need here in Central Florida and elsewhere. It can feel overwhelming. Now,...

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...

100 Women Strong Member Spotlight: Alexa Padilla

October 16 2017

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} We recently had the opportunity to get to know one of 100 Women Strong’s members, Alexa Padilla. Learn more about her from our conversation below. Alexa was born and raised in Winter Springs, Florida and recently returned to the area to begin her career as a personal injury attorney...

Central Florida Foundation Identifies Nonprofits Struggling After Hurricane Irma
Assessment Reveals Critical Needs

October 11 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) – As the Central Florida community moves forward after Hurricane Irma, some nonprofits are still struggling to get back to business as usual. In assessing the needs of more than 200 nonprofits across Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties, Central Florida...

Central Florida Foundation Activates Hurricane Recovery Fund to Support Puerto Rico
Foundation Accepting Contributions to Support Recovery Efforts on the Island

October 04 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. (October 4, 2017) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Central Florida Foundation, alongside community leader Conrad Santiago of Conrad Santiago & Associates, has activated Together for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Recovery Fund to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The fund will support these...

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...

Action Needed: Post Hurricane Irma Assessment for Nonprofits

September 13 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} We hope that all of the nonprofits in our region made it through Hurricane Irma safely. The sun is out again, but there is much to be done as we move towards stabilizing and rebuilding in Central Florida. With that, we need your help in completing our post Hurricane...

Hurricane Irma Relief and How You Can Help

September 10 2017 • CFF Staff

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} Central Florida Foundation has activated the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. The fund will support longer term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Central Florida as we uncover the true effects of the storm in the days ahead. If you would like to support the Fund, you may contribute directly...

Hurricane Harvey Relief & How You Can Help

August 29 2017 • CFF Staff

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} We have all been closely watching the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. And, as you can imagine, the true degree of the damage will be uncovered in the days ahead. If you would like to support relief work in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey, you may contribute...

Round-Up: Vol. 1

August 28 2017 • Mark Brewer

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This is the first update in a new series of round-ups that we’ll be sharing 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… ...

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