Charities & Scholarships

Charities

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 2021-2022 grant recipients included:

New Hope for Kids

$10,000

New Hope for Kids mission is to support children and families grieving the death of a loved one.  New Hope achieves its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges. This Grant supports the Art for Teens Program.

 

Camaraderie Foundation

$10,000

Camaraderie Foundation‘s Mission is to provide Healing for the “invisible Wounds of War”.  Camaraderie Foundation provides access to mental health counseling services, at no expense, to Military Service Members, Veterans and their families.  This Grant supports the Family Fun Days.

 

Mission for Foster Children

$10,000

Mission for Foster Children’s mission is to create meaningful connections for children in foster care through personalized
support. This Grant is supporting the EMPOWER service that focusses on empowering youth aged 14-24 to overcome the barriers which data shows leads to these negatives outcome to Foster children;  High School dropout, teen Pregnancy and incarceration.

 

New Image Youth Centers

$21,000

One of the longest-serving youth organizations in the Paramore community, providing a range of services to students in grades K-12, at no cost to participants. Academic Support, social development, and Health Wellness.  We are supporting the male-to-male mentorship program which provides youth life skills and character development, physical activity, and mentoring from qualified adult mentors. With a documented uptick in youth violence and gang activity in our region, local leadership has begun calling for increased preventive services focused on youth within our target zip codes and the Steam Saturday Program.

 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

$12,000

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Many boys and girls go without a bed – or even a pillow – to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.  This Grant will help build their Warehouse with Racks, lumber storage and Rolling Carts.

 

 

In recent years grant awards have also been made to:

Cornerstone Hospice

Matthews Hope Ministries

ORMC Level ONE Trauma Center

Health Central Circle of Friends

Samaritan Village

Shepherd’s Hope

Dave’s House

Canine Companions for Independence 

United Against Poverty Orlando

Healthy Start Coalition

CECO

Foundation for Foster Children

Bridges of Light Foundation

Southeastern Food Bank

Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families

I Dignity

Child Rescue Network

Camp Boggy
Creek

Elevate Orlando

TransLife

Women’s Residential & Counseling Center

The Russell Home for Atypical Children

Support Our Scholars

Scholarships

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.

2021-2022 Recipients included the following 12 High School Seniors:

Emma, Ruthie and Jayden  West Orange, Jacqueline, Emma and Kylie – Ocoee, Ariana and Ivana– Olympia, Naia, Sara and SophiaWindermere,  

 CristinaDr. Phillips