The Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF) is committed to helping every child, especially those most at- risk, in Central Florida realize his or her full potential, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives.
For application information, please contact:
Stephanie Allen, OMYF Administrator
8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801
OMYF accepts grant applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. These agencies must support our mission, demonstrate inclusiveness and address the needs of our diverse community in one of the following focus areas:
Child/Youth Education: This giving area supports academically underperforming children and youth as they matriculate through challenging phases of the K-12 education continuum. Priority is given to established 501(c)3 agency-based programs that comprehensively address and track student performance in one of four key transition points: (1) third grade reading proficiency; (2) successful transition from middle to high school, (3) successful academic achievement leading to high school graduation; or (4) successful transition from high school to college/university (college persistence and graduation). Eligible programs will track GPA growth, increased school attendance, standardized test score gains, and access to services addressing academic and/or non-cognitive challenges.
Health and Wellness: In this funding area priority is given in three specific categories for established programs providing access to affordable, high quality health services to residents in low income communities: (1) Community Health Access (for only FQHC designated community based health centers, in addition to some mobile health clinics); (2) K-12 School-based Health Access; and (3) 501(c)3 agencies operating Childhood Obesity Prevention and/or Treatment programs.
Homelessness: This funding area supports prevention and/or long-term housing strategies with multiple wrap-around services for individuals and families. Eligible programs include: (1) homelessness prevention programs that provide short-term financial support (i.e. rent, utilities, mortgage) to maintain current housing; and (2) supportive and transitional housing (six months or more) programs that effectively demonstrate impact by tracking clients who transition into and maintain more permanent and/or stable housing.
Geographic Areas of Support
Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties
The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to programs that would financially benefit the Orlando Magic.