Our Story

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida stewards the resources of our faith community to provide security for the future of the Diocese of Orlando. We inspire giving to fund God’s work. Founded in 2007, The Foundation has raised more than $370 million to support 27 life-changing ministries including Catholic education and formation, food, health and housing assistance for families in need, Seminarian education, retired priests, and outreach programs such as Catholic Charities of Central Florida. In our young history, The Foundation has won the Total Foundation Effort Award for Stewardship Excellence for five consecutive years from the International Catholic Stewardship Council. We are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation fully endorsed by the Diocese of Orlando and its Bishop.  The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida proudly serves a nine-county region in Central Florida with more than 360,000 Catholics.