Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Distributes $821,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations
ORLANDO, Fla. (Monday, July 16, 2012) – Through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, $821,000 in grants to 42 non-profit organizations were distributed in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and West Volusia counties this year.
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 these invaluable programs and services.
“The Orlando Sentinel and McCormick Foundation share a commitment to addressing the growing needs of our local communities,” said David Hiller, president and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “Thanks to the generous donors and readers, we are able to support these amazing community organizations working tirelessly to improve the lives of underserved youth, adults and families across Central Florida.”
“Newspapers build a sense of community and the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund has taken that one step further, supporting the great work our nonprofits do day in and day out,” said Orlando Sentinel President, Publisher and CEO Howard Greenberg. “These grants are possible because of the generosity of our readers and I’m proud of the progress we’ve made working together.”
The funds distributed are grants tied to two annual campaigns conducted by the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund: the Back to School Campaign (now called the Education Matters Campaign) and the Holiday Campaign. Agencies that received grants through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund and a description of the programs funded are listed online