The Orlando Magic's mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships and won the Eastern Conference title twice.
Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives approximately $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships, and grants.
At the heart of the Orlando Magic’s charitable efforts is their partnership with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund.
The Orlando Magic and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund are committed to making Central Florida a better place to live for everyone. Learn more about past Orlando Magic Youth Fund grant recipients and the important work they are doing throughout Central Florida by visiting the links below.
Through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a total of $1,050,000 in grants was distributed to the Central Florida Community for the third consecutive year in 2013.
Florida Senior Programs received a $50,000 grant through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, for the Older Teachers Training Early Readers Magic program which provides an early intervention/prevention approach to literacy. Volunteers are trained to work with three and four year olds identified as being at-risk for not being able to achieve academic success due to underdeveloped literacy skills. With this grant, Florida Senior Programs nearly 400 children will have the opportunity to develop their vocabulary, to be exposed to reading, increase comprehension, and appreciate books.
The BETA Center received a $76,000 grant through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, for their Teen Parent Program. This grant will help teen moms increase their parenting skills, to stay in school and receive a high school diploma, and prepare for post-secondary education. BETA Center promotes positive parent/child interaction and helps children and parents grow together.