Charities & Scholarships
Each year, the CFWL chooses different Central Florida-based nonprofits on which to focus. Along with fundraising efforts on behalf of the chosen organizations, League members interact with those charities to aid individuals and groups in need of assistance. Due to the amazing synergy of the League and its members, we have contributed over $2.5 million to various nonprofits.
The 2020-2021 grant recipients included:
Family Promise of Greater Orlando
Barrier Buster Program – eliminates daunting barriers enabling homeless or “at-risk” families to become stably housed.
Happy Trails Animal Rescue
Dog Training Scholarships – Isolation due to COVID has increased depression for many. Pet companionship has proved life-saving, however, many are not financially able to train rescue dogs. This organization for Central Florida income eligible, provides free dog training to ensure people are able to care for and keep dogs otherwise abandoned due to behavior issues. Increased demand for pets during COVID has stretched their resources.
Hope Community Center
Kids Camp Program – provide camp for six weeks in the summer to low-income, largely Hispanic children grades K-5 and 9-12 to engage and empower at-risk youth in underserved communities. Teens receive stipends to serve as counselors for younger children.
Buckets for Seniors/Cleaning Supplies for In Home Care/Meals on Wheels: –Buckets are to provide mental stimulation through a variety of puzzles/games for isolated Seniors due to COVID. Cleaning Supplies to enable Seniors to stay in their homes. Public funded service providers clean homes of Seniors and needed supplies to enable their independence to continue safely.
Special Hearts Farm
Sensory Room and Sustainment Funds: Creation of a relaxing break time and sensory room for Autistic or intellectually disabled clients during their meaningful day at Special Hearts Farm.
In recent years grant awards have also been made to:
Matthews Hope Ministries
ORMC Level ONE Trauma Center
Health Central Circle of Friends
Canine Companions for Independence
United Against Poverty Orlando
Healthy Start Coalition
Foundation for Foster Children
Bridges of Light Foundation
Southeastern Food Bank
Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families
Child Rescue Network
Women’s Residential & Counseling Center
The Russell Home for Atypical Children
Support Our Scholars
Each year, the Central Florida Women’s League Foundation grants scholarship awards to graduating young women to assist with their college tuition expenses. Student eligibility is based upon academic achievement (unweighted GPA 3.0 and higher) and promise, financial need, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Candidates must meet the above listed eligibility criteria and be from Dr. Phillips High School, Ocoee High School, West Orange High School, Olympia High School and Windermere High School.
If you meet the above criteria and wish to obtain an application to apply for a CFWL college scholarship to be awarded in April 2022,
please click here for the link to our application.
2020-2021 Recipients included 9 fine young ladies:
Dia – West Orange, Deztinee – Ocoee, Kennedy – Olympia, Samantha – Windermere, Ashley – Ocoee,
Isabella – Ocoee, Alex – West Orange, Zikora – Windermere, Farrah – Dr. Phillips