Orlando City Foundation


The Orlando City Foundation is a Central Florida Foundation certified and documented 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children in our Central Florida community.  

We believe in using the sport of soccer and the powerful influence of the Orlando City organization to promote exercise and healthy eating with children and families in our community and inspire them to reach their full potential.  Orlando City takes great pride in our active role in the community harnessing the cooperation of our players, staff, fans and community partners to make a difference in the lives of others.


How we achieve our mission:

Develop Soccer Programs

  • Bring soccer to under-served communities
  • Free training and certification for coaches and volunteers
  • In 2014, 10 week summer program, 5 locations, 300 kids; Fall program, 8 middle schools, 200 girls
  • 40 Title 1 elementary schools beginning in Spring 2015 with 10 schools, 250 kids
  • Equipment pack for schools – goals, balls, ball pump, cones, shirts

Enhance soccer programs

  • Support to new or existing programs with Foundation grants
  • Examples include Haitian American Coalition for Tomorrow; Engelwood Neighborhood Center; Wade Christian Academy; Lockhart Middle School; Osceola YMCA; East Lake Elementary School

Create Soccer Facilities

  • Inner city, at-risk youth
  • Accessing grants from USSF and MLS Works
  • Create soccer leagues
    Teach health and wellness, provide mentorship

Support Children’s Initiatives

  • Howard Phillips Center Healthy Families Orange program - prevents child abuse and neglect by working with parents from birth to 5 years old teaching positive parent-child interaction, child health and development
  • Parramore Kidz Zone – levelling the playing field for Parramore’s children  equipping them to become successful, healthy, well-educated adults
  • Fifth Third Bank’s Summer of Dreams – providing a free, 10 week program for homeless students to bridge the gap during the summer break