2018 Recipients and Finalists

First Place Recipient

Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation

Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation is committed to finding better treatments and improving the quality of life for children battling childhood cancer, while striving to create awareness and educate for change.

Second Place Recipient

Elevate Orlando

ELEVATE Orlando is dedicated to giving Central Florida’s underserved youth a better and brighter future by providing high-risk high school students with positive adult influences and character development opportunities.

Third Place Recipient


IDignity helps the disadvantaged in Central Florida through the complicated process of obtaining personal identification, such as birth certificates, ID cards and social security cards, which are essential for anyone to fully take part in society.


Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc.

Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. is committed to educating culturally diverse communities with nutrition strategies in hopes of improving the community’s health and preventing diet-related diseases.


Zebra Coalition

Zebra Coalition strives to foster hope, dignity and self-respect in the young adult LGBT+ community of Central Florida, giving them opportunities to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.


La Amistad Foundation

Focused on enhancing the quality of life for adults with chronic mental illness, La Amistad Foundation provides individuals who suffer from mental illness with purpose and opportunities to engage in social relationships and activities.


Ideas for Us

IDEAS for Us works to manage and protect natural recourses through developing and funding innovative global sustainability solutions at a local level.


Orlando Repertory Theatre

Through family audience theater productions, The Rep aims to enlighten, entertain and enrich both the children and adults of Central Florida, while using its productions as platforms to advocate the value of literature and cultural diversity.


New Hope for Kids

New Hope for Kids provides support and council for families and children who are struggling with grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses through the services of its two programs: The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids.


Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida focuses on building an inclusive community through exhibits, programs, initiatives and educational programs centered around the events of the Holocaust.