How to Help Orlando

How to Help Orlando

Many are wondering what they can do in response to the mass shooting in Orlando on June 12. Here are two ways to offer your philanthropic support. To help victims and their families directly you can donate to the OneOrlando fund. To support nonprofits that are assisting the victims, you can contribute to the Better Together Fund at the Central Florida Foundation.

OneOrlando Fund

The OneOrlando Fund will offer support to victims and their families. The OneOrlando Fund is a project of Strengthen Orlando, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of supporting and starting projects to strengthen the Orlando community.

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has contributed $5,000 to OneOrlando through its OutReach fund. OutReach is a field of interest fund which supports organizations that improve the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Its goals include increasing public awareness and enhancing services of LGBT-serving agencies. CFMC fund holders have also recommended grants from their donor advised funds.

Our support is a reminder of the connectedness of our communities and people as we struggle to make sense of horrific events.
– Dan Baldwin, CFMC President/CEO

How to Give – OneOrlando Fund

To contribute online, please visit

Make check payable to the “OneOrlando Fund” and send to:
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, FL 32802

You can text ORLANDO to 501501 to donate $10

Better Together Fund

The Central Florida Foundation, the region’s community foundation is administering the Better Together Fund which will support:

  • Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families
  • The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities
  • Underlying causes of this tragic event, and
  • Other related needs not yet anticipated

How to Give – Better Together Fund

To contribute online, visit

Make check payable to “Better Together Fund” and send to:
Central Florida Foundation
800 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32803

CFMC Donor Advisors

CFMC donor advised fund holders can recommend a grant to either fund through their donor advised fund. Please contact Brian Thayer or Josh Warburg via email, phone (831) 375.9712 or through DonorCentral log in.