June 07 2019 • CFF Team
ORLANDO — June 7, 2019 — 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 investments:
The projects total an investment of up to $52,779 to improve the quality of life in the community.
“Pets contribute to the comfort and quality of life for hospice patients,” said Nick Buchholz, executive director of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation. “Thanks to this lead gift from Central Florida Foundation, a fenced dog park with walkways, landscaping and other amenities will be built.”
On an annual basis, the Foundation awards approximately $6 million in grants with at least 75% of the grants supporting local nonprofits in Central Florida.
Endowed funds at the Foundation make these annual grant rounds possible. Generous individuals established these funds to help maintain and improve the quality of life in Central Florida forever.
“At Central Florida Foundation, we prioritize making lasting investments in the community. We appreciate the students and mentors that take this task to heart,” said president/CEO Mark Brewer.
The grant committee this year included students from the University of Central Florida School of Public Administration and community members: Julie Tindall, Lauren Chianese, Jennifer Moureau, and Heather Cannon. The committee used Nonprofit Search to research nonprofits and present grant recommendations to the Foundation’s board of directors for approval.
“It was a wonderful experience to be a mentor,” said Lauren Chianese. “The students were eager to learn, and that fills me with a lot of hope for our future community leaders!”
About Central Florida Foundation
Central Florida Foundation believes in the power of philanthropy and that thoughtful strategies, combined with a generous community, make Central Florida a place where everyone feels at home. The Foundation works with families focused on giving back, nonprofits and across public and private sectors to bring philanthropy to life. It all began in 1994 as a dream around a table of local, passionate people, and has grown to be one of the community’s most trusted resources. Learn more at www.cffound.org.