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Nonprofit News
January 2024
Note: due to a glitch in our system, some email addresses on this list might be outdated. If there are any issues you notice, such as an email address that should be updated or removed, please send Laurie Crocker a brief email at letting her know, and we'll update our records promptly.
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Read this brand-new report from Thrive by Central Florida Foundation that provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities in our region by focus area.

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TableTalk Microgrants have been announced!
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TableTalk Follow-Up Announcement!📣

Central Florida Foundation and WMFE present…

March 8, 2024 | 9:00-11:00AM

On October 19th, 2023, hundreds of Central Floridians gathered for a day of conversation, discussing ways to make our region an even better place to call home. People chose a variety of topics to discuss, from homelessness and housing issues to early childhood education and the arts. Participants filled out anonymous surveys and qualitative notes were provided from table leaders.

As we always say though, it isn’t over. Not even close.

We’re ready to take the next step: the TableTalk Town Hall. During this event, attendees will get a closer look at the community report, presented by Bahiyyah Maroon of Polis Institute, and hear from TableTalk Super Hosts. Plus, take a deeper dive into our Letter to Leaders and discuss actionable steps moving forward.
This is a free community event, but registration is required.

Listen to our President/CEO's recent keynote address for a dose of inspiration and perspective.
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The Black Boardroom Leadership Institute (BBLI) is currently accepting applications from local registered 501c3 executive directors and executive board members to participate in the 2024 Nonprofit Track!
This track will train nonprofits to ensure they create an atmosphere where minority leaders have a voice at the table, not just a seat on the roster.
Applications are open now through February 16th.

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The Helpers of People Enslaved (H.O.P.E.) Fund at Central Florida Foundation will be accepting online applications for funding through February 29, 2024. The Helpers of People Enslaved Fund seeks to award a $12,000 grant to benefit a trauma-informed residential program or other direct services for adult survivors.
How to Apply:
  • Go to MyGrant
  • Click “Create New Account” and follow the instructions
  • If your organization has applied or received a CFF grant before, please login to the existing account. If you are unsure, please email
  • Once logged in, type HOPE24 in the box labeled “Access Code” to the right
  • Click "Enter Code”
  • Click the blue APPLY button
  • Complete all required fields and click on “Submit Application” when done
H.O.P.E. Grant VIRTUAL Q&A Session
FEBRUARY 7, 2024

Etheridge Hospice Grant
The Frank R. Etheridge Nursing Education Fund is designated for "Educational assistance for men and women currently working in hospice care at the registered nurse level and/or those who aspire to." The grant for 2024 will be $12,000.
If your organization has applied to a grant previously, please login to your MyGrant account with your existing credentials with the access code: HOSPICE
If this is your first time using MyGrant, please create an account. After doing so, please enter the access code: HOSPICE
If you have questions, please email Alissa Mahadeo at
February 9, 2024: Application deadline (11:59 p.m. EST)
March 1, 2024: Organizations will be notified
March 31, 2024: Project begins
Reminder: Annual Updates
Your Nonprofit Search profile is incomplete unless all of these items have been updated and current!
✔ Impact Section
✔ Recent 990s/Audits/Financial documents
✔ Current fiscal year information for the year 2023
✔ Unexpired State Charitable Solicitations Permit
✔ Current Board Chair and Term
✔ Director's and Officer's Insurance (if you have it)
✔ Board Attendance Spreadsheet (template in Resources section)
✔ Review Overview and Management section to be sure that all information is current
We are here to help. If you have questions, we recommend you watch our brief video below on how to complete your annual updates. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Susan Ponce, our Community Investment Coordinator, at
Ever have a question and you're not sure who to ask on the Central Florida Foundation Team? Let's fix that!
Nonprofit Search Questions
Susan Ponce
Community Investment Coordinator
General Grant and MyGrant Questions
Alissa Mahadeo
Community Investment Manager
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 Laurie Crocker
Director of Marketing & Communications

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