The Red Chair Project is the ultimate resource for learning what to do and where to go for everything cultural in Central Florida. Now known as ‘Orlando At Play,’ this resource serves as a directory of over 350 central Florida arts and cultural organizations where you can also purchase tickets to these events, classes, and workshops right from the site
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Though Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida does not directly have individuals lining up for food, they do have representatives from more than 550 nonprofit feeding programs in our area who are picking up the food their programs need to keep helping our neighbors. More than 550 nonprofit agencies in six Central Florida counties receive much of the food they serve or give to their clients from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Since January 2005, A Better Life - Pet Rescue has placed over 800 animals in loving, permanent homes! A Better Life – Pet Rescue helps to promote the adoption of rescued animals throughout Central Florida. They believe that every animal deserves a second chance through rehabilitation. Their mission is to save the lives of unwanted companion animals by providing them with medical and hands-on care until they are ready for placement in their forever homes.
Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is so much more than a place’ it’s a symbol, a catalyst, and an inspiration. The Dr. Phillips Center is a magnet for the creative spirit, where the diverse talents of the world, Central Florida and Orlando all come together. Housed on a nine-acre site, this community facility, once completed will include: three performance theaters, an outdoor performance plaza, rehearsal rooms, administrative offices, and arts education spaces. The building itself is approximately 330,000 gross square feet. Along with the performing arts center and its education and entertainment venues, the two-block site will accommodate new retail and public spaces that enhance city life and create a vibrant gathering place for socialization and cultural enrichment.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern and Central Florida
Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. The Central and Northern Florida chapter was incorporated in 1994. After years of growth, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida now serves 54 counties including the Central, Northern, Space Coast and Suncoast regions of Florida. The staff works in Maitland and two regional offices in Tampa and Sarasota.
United Arts of Central Florida
United Arts has invested more than $131 million in local organizations and education since its founding in 1989. United Arts provides support for more than 50 local arts, sciences and history organizations through four fundamental grant programs. These programs: promote the viability and vitality of the core cultural community, encourage the incubation of ideas and creativity for the good of the entire cultural community, provide out-of-school cultural experiences for all ages, and encourage artistic partnerships in service to local neighborhoods.
The SPCA of Central Florida is now known as The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. This organization was initially founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society and as such is one of the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare agencies. Operating from a tiny house with a big heart, the organization’s mission was to instill “the spirit of kindness and mercy” while providing refuge for both “unfortunate” animals and children. Today the Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and wellbeing of animals in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties in Central Florida.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation
The BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation provides a year-round series of programs for children and families facing the challenge of living with cancer, and other life-threatening, hematology related illnesses. Since 1982, they have served Central Florida children and families. BASE Camp strives to help with the day- to-day challenges that children and families face, maintaining a consistent presence that families can rely on.
Armed Forces Childrens Emergency Fund
The Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund was established on May 1, 2003, the first day of National Military Appreciation Month. The purpose of the non-profit corporation is to be able to financially assist the educational needs of the surviving children of the U.S. Military men and women who lost their lives on or after October 7, 2001, the commencement of Afghanistan operations, as part of the global war on terrorism defined as "Operation Enduring Freedom." This education fund for the children of those fallen heroes is just a small way for Americans to say “thank you” for the ultimate sacrifice made in the name of freedom.
A Gift for Music is a program of A Gift for Teaching that provides stringed instrument instruction in select schools that would otherwise not have the opportunity. This program is free to the school and students and currently serves third, fourth and fifth graders in six Orange County public schools. A Gift for Music began in 1999 and is the largest and longest running program of A Gift for Teaching.
Throughout our country’s history, Americans have felt profound appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of our troops and their families. The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years. The USO has an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and is at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home away from home for our troops and to keep them connected to the families they left behind.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida