August 16 2017 • CFF Staff
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 16, 2017) – The Better Together Fund, an initiative at Central Florida Foundation created in response to the Pulse nightclub tragedy, continues to provide support and aid to the community on its road to healing. Since launching in June 2016, the Fund has received more than $1.1 million in contributions. During its first year of grant-making through the Fund, Central Florida Foundation has made the following investments in the community:
These recipients were selected based on the Fund’s four key areas of support: nonprofits that support victims and families; the LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities; underlying causes of the event; and other unanticipated needs. The Foundation distributes grants through an accountable, transparent grant-making process that enables the public to see where funds are directed.
“During one of Central Florida’s darkest moments in history, we saw incredible support as generous individuals and organizations came forward to help rebuild our community,” said Mark Brewer, president and CEO of Central Florida Foundation. “This is only the beginning of a long process, and we will continue to work closely with those on the front lines to identify and respond to our community’s needs in the time ahead.”
Contributors to the Better Together Fund include Universal Orlando Foundation, Winter Park Health Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation, The Delta Air Lines Foundation Nationwide Insurance Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation.
To see the full list of contributors and for updates on grants from the Fund, visit www.cffound.org/bettertogether.
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