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 2019-2020 grant recipients included:
Our project is creating a Mentor-Scholar Boot Camp – creation/delivery of a day to facilitate bonding and provide instructions critical for the mentor/scholar relationship. Training will include professional videography to create a set of webinars.
Matthew’s Hope Ministries
Our project for Matthew’s Hope is building a Playground for Firm Foundation Daycare, an age appropriate playground to serve new daycare program for younger family members, ages 1-2 years old.
Our Project is creating an Outreach Education Program providing education to engage and empower at-risk youth in underserved communities against the tactics of traffickers in order to prevent trafficking as well as reduce the need for safe houses. Serves 2000 youth between the ages of 15-20.
Healthy Start Coalition
Our funds provide the Pack-n-Play Project for Healthy Start families receiving services and ongoing support from care coordinators who are high-risk and in dire need of assistance based on their low socioeconomic status. Particularly those at risk of experiencing infant death due to unsafe conditions. Serves 180 families.
Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families
Our project is helping create educational kits/celebration evidence-based early learning activity kits, parent support group enhancement and program graduation for celebration of family achievement. Serves 1,500.
In recent years grant awards have also been made to:
Family Promise of Greater Orlando
ORMC Level ONE Trauma Center
Health Central Circle of Friends
Companions for Independence
United Against Poverty Orlando
Foundation for Foster Children
Bridges of Light Foundation
Southeastern Food Bank
Child Rescue Network
Women’s Residential & Counseling Center
The Russell Home for Atypical Children
Each year, the Central Florida Women’s League Foundation awards up to 10 scholarship awards to graduating young women to assist with their college tuition expenses. Student eligibility is based upon academic achievement and promise, financial need and community involvement. Candidates are from Dr. Phillips High School, Ocoee High School, West Orange High School, Olympia High School and Windermere High School.
2019-2020 Recipients included 11 fine young ladies:
Emma – West Orange, Sydney – West Orange, Yvonika – West Orange, Ashley – Ocoee, Ty’ya – Ocoee,
Christine – Ocoee, Morgan – Olympia, Juhi – Olympia, Tianna – Dr. Phillips, Sarina – Dr. Phillips, Nyah – Dr. Phillips