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McCormick Research Institute
Vision: McCormick aims to reduce suicide rates among Veterans and strengthen families who include an individual with special needs by expanding access to effective equine-assisted therapies worldwide.The organization works towards this goal while delivering the highest quality of equine-assisted therapies locally, conducting research in partnership with UCF College of Medicine, and disseminating knowledge to industry practitioners and investors. Mission: The McCormick Research Institute serves individuals with special needs and Veterans struggling with PTSD in programs known respectively as Heavenly Hooves and Horses & Heroes.

Nonpareil Institute
nonPareil is a post-secondary instructional program helping adults with autism progress toward their potential by integrating work readiness training with hands on technical instruction and social engagement opportunities.

Come Out With Pride
Our mission for this year is: To produce an annual pride event that fosters a sense of community, encourages LGBTQ+ citizens to live openly and with pride, and educates the general public of our shared cultural heritage. To encourage fellowship and support among participating businesses, professionals, individuals, and charitable pursuits in the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. To oppose prejudice in society at large and within the LGBTQ+ and allied communities on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. To foster communication, tolerance, and mutual support among LGBTQ+ persons and the allied communities. To provide positive role models in the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. To provide financial support to other LGBTQ+ oriented non-profit organizations in the local area through the making of grants made possible by the proceeds from each year's event.

The CLIC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that aims to meet the basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs of any combination of low-income persons, ethnic minorities, women and/or youth; based on Maslow's Hierarchy model. Our service equips these groups to be catalysts of positive change in local communities and the world. CLIC does this through life skills workshops, online courses, fundraising projects, and content creation to improve culture.

Poverty Solutions Group
Poverty Solutions Group (PSG) is a Central Florida collaborative organization committed to sustainable poverty reduction. Based on emerging best practices, PSG empowers individuals and households to achieve economic stability and engages the broader community to address systemic barriers that perpetuate community-wide poverty.

Lutheran Counseling Services, Inc.
Motivated by the grace of God, LCS provides professional mental health counseling, education and consultation for all individuals, families and communities seeking growth and renewal. Our mission is to support the emotional and spiritual health needs of our Central Florida community while reducing barriers to mental health resources. By partnering with our extensive network of churches and schools that lends us office space, we are able to make our therapists widely accessible throughout Central Florida. These partnerships allow us to meet and serve people right where they are; emotionally, spiritually and geographically; and to make help immediately and easily available to those in need. LCS believes the more accessible we can make mental health support, the healthier our entire community will be.

Toni's Touch Inc.
It is the mission of Toni's Touch Inc. to create positive self-efficacy and individual excellence within children by providing support and guidance in all areas of their lives.

Christian Service Center for Central Florida Inc.
To prevent homelessness, combat poverty, cultivate self-sufficiency, restore hope and glorify God through the faithful provision of services that directly address physical, emotional and spiritual needs for families and individuals who are struggling in Central Florida, regardless of race, religion, age or gender. "Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me." -Matthew 25:40

Rosceola's Food Pantry Inc.
The mission of this pantry is to reduce hunger by providing access to food and other groceries products to needy children and families. The goal is to alleviate stress associated with short term food insecurities, and other financial constraints and to mobilize community leaders by bringing visibility to the invisible problem of hunger and poverty.

Junior Achievement of Central Florida
Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Our volunteer-delivered K-12 programs prepare all graduating students in Central Florida to be financially literate; grounded in free enterprise, leadership and entrepreneurial principles; and ready for the workforce. JA programs make a connection between lessons learned in the classroom and real-world applications - through relevant, interactive programming. Our goal is for every student to be equipped with the right tools to take advantage of the abundant opportunities in America's free enterprise system. JA believes every student has the potential to succeed in life - regardless of his or her background or economic status. JA increases young people's awareness of all the options life has to offer and helps them realize just how much they can do. We inspire them to set and attain goals that are personally important to them. You can't dream big if your world is small.

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
DSACF is the leading voice for all individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We offer hope, acceptance and empowerment through advocacy, education and awareness as we guide individuals with Down syndrome through life. Together, we create a Central Florida community composed of and dedicated to individuals with Down syndrome - and those who love them - so that each may realize their potential.

Lift Orlando
Lift Orlando mission is to accelerate community transformation through neighborhood revitalization. 32805 is the most distressed zip code in Orange County. At the heart of 32805 are the Communities of West Lakes where Lift Orlando's work if focused. Using an asset-based approach, Lift Orlando invests in people, place, and partnership. As the Community Quarterback (backbone) organization in West Lakes, Lift Orlando focuses on four key areas: - Mixed-Income Housing | Develop high quality homes that are affordable for residents and attract families back into the neighborhood. - Cradle to Career Education | Partner with local schools to deliver a high performing educational pipeline beginning with early childhood all the way to promising careers. - Health and Wellness | Provide a mix of high-quality facilities, programs and services that enhance health, quality of life and increase overall life expectancy. - Long Term Economic Viability - Stimulate the neighborhood economy through investments in employment and entrepreneurship programs that increase income levels for families. Lift Orlando's vision is neighborhoods where children grow up with hope and return with joy.

Feeding Children Everywhere Inc.
Feeding Children Everywhere is dedicated to the vision of a hunger-free world.

Friends of Children and Families Inc.
Friends of Children and Families'(FCF) mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children and their families, and give them the opportunity to develop into well-adjusted and productive members of society. FCF's philosophy is based on the belief that if children are provided with love, a sense of security, structure and positive opportunities for growing in a family and community atmosphere, then healthy development will occur. Friends strive to provide that kind of environment by providing the necessary services, support, and care for children in need. The primary goals of FCF are to provide an environment that is conducive to the growth and safety of our children, enhance the lives of children who have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disturbances, and offer the needed services and programs which develop the cognitive and social skills of the children.

Bridges of Light Foundation
Building bridges to a brighter future through nurturing, mentoring, and educating under-served Central Florida youth.