$1,000,000 in Grants Awarded through 
the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund

ORLANDO, Fla. July 27, 2016 – Through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a Fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, $1,000,000 in grants was recently distributed to 25 qualified, non-profit organizations across Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and West Volusia counties. Grants are made to help support hunger, homelessness, child & youth education and child abuse prevention & treatment programs.

Since 1990, nearly 1,000 grants totaling more than $36 million have been granted through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund to qualified non-profit agencies in Central Florida that help local children, adults and families in need. The McCormick Foundation matches all donations at fifty cents on the dollar. In addition, all administrative costs are covered by the Orlando Sentinel and the McCormick Foundation, allowing 100% of all donations, plus the match, to go directly to support these invaluable programs and services.

“It’s because of the generosity of our loyal readers and donors that, for the third year in a row, $1 million in grants was awarded this year,” said Orlando Sentinel’s Publisher and Editor-in-chief Avido Khahaifa. “Congratulations to all of the organizations who received grants that consistently deliver high quality programs to help our Central Florida neighbors in need.”

“The McCormick Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel share a commitment to supporting amazing community organizations that work to improve the lives of underserved youth and families across Central Florida,” said David Hiller, President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “Together, we will continue to build a stronger community for all of us.”

Following is a complete list of agencies that received grants in 2016 through the Orlando Sentinel Fund and a description of the program funded.

Bread of Life Fellowship, Inc. received a $20,000 general support grant to help their hunger relief efforts in Central Florida. 

Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $50,000 grant for the Faine House which provides housing and comprehensive services for youth aging out of the foster care system.

Christian Service Center Florida’s Love Pantry program received a $20,000 grant to help provide struggling families with emergency food supplied directly through the schools.

Christian Sharing Center, Inc. received $40,000 for their LifeBuilder program which prevents homelessness by providing families in crisis with the case management support and education they need to stabilize their circumstances.

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