Heart of Florida United Way invests in our community to meet our neighbors in their areas of need – health, education, financial stability, and basic needs. When you give to HFUW, you are supporting a framework of programs and initiatives that create lasting solutions for our neighbors in need.
Thanks to generous donors we are able to provide life-changing resources. With a $20 million donation received from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, we are investing in transformational programs and initiatives that we believe will improve our neighbors’ lives. Below, you’ll find some of our most recent investments and see how we are making a lasting change in Central Florida.
OUR INVESTOR MODEL
Heart of Florida United Way invests in our community to meet our neighbors in their areas of need – health, education, financial stability, and basic needs. When you give to HFUW, you support a framework of programs and initiatives that create lasting solutions:
ALICE: ALICE research quantifies and describes the number of households struggling financially in our community. Heart of Florida United Way uses ALICE data to raise awareness about a huge but hidden segment of our community struggling to afford basic necessities.
Direct Services: Heart of Florida United Way operates programs focused on prevention and finding long-term solutions for pressing problems. These programs and services include:
Signature Investments: We invest in opportunities that increase the availability of needed vital services that will have a lasting impact on ALICE households and the community. We collaborate with and invest in our partners to be the catalysts for change.
Issue Expertise: Heart of Florida United Way provides insightful analysis, informed recommendations, and innovative solutions. HFUW convenes critical stakeholders to bring attention to pressing issues impacting our community, participates in and facilitates panel discussions, and provides content expertise, research analysis, and training.
Public Policy & Advocacy: Heart of Florida United Way works to ensure the concerns of our community are heard and considered in policy decisions. HFUW’s public policy work has secured crucial funding and policies for key programs impacting our community.
Disaster Response: We are recognized by Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties, the State of Florida, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the primary source of information regarding human services resources for those impacted by major disasters occurring in the tri-county area. Heart of Florida United Way’s primary mission during disasters is to maximize community access to critical resources. We will adapt our information gathering and service delivery procedures to meet the circumstances of specific disasters.
In its fifth consecutive year, the Heart of Florida United Way’s Thanksgiving Project continues to make a significant impact in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. This annual initiative, dedicated to…
Heart of Florida United Way Invests $1 Million to Create New, Permanent Home for New Image Youth Center in Parramore
On Friday, August 4, 2023, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) announced a $1,000,000 investment in the New Image Youth Center (NIYC), an organization that provides after-school and summer programs…
HFUW Teams Up With AdventHealth for Children to Break Down Stigma Around Mental Health Through a $1 Million Investment
This Mental Health Awareness Month, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is teaming up with AdventHealth for Children on a first-of-its-kind campaign to get Central Floridians talking about mental health…
Heart of Florida United Way Invests $1 Million in Valencia College’s Northwest Center for Accelerated Training: A Scholarship for Eligible Low-Income Students Pursuing Trade Certifications
Have you heard the BIG news?! Heart of Florida United Way Launches Partnership With Valencia College On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) President and…
Partner with Us
We welcome nonprofit organizations to learn about the many ways to partner with HFUW and join us in making a transformative impact in our community. In addition to collaboration with us through our programs and Volunteer Resource Center, you can submit our Partnership Inquiry Form to indicate your interest in partnering with us.
If your organization is interested in partnering with us, we invite you to get to know more about our investment strategy.
- Review our 2023 Fiscal Year Investment Overview for the eligibility requirements for becoming partnership with United Way. View Investment Criteria
- Meet ALICE to learn about the population we serve. Get More Info
- Review United Way’s LifeMap to discover how we establish our investment strategies. Get More Info
Once your organization has reviewed the above information, we invite you to complete our Partnership Inquiry Form so we can learn more about the work your organization is doing in Central Florida.