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Walt Disney World celebrates 50 years with $3 million in Disney Grants

by Attractions Magazine Staff

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney is paying it forward to the Central Florida community they’ve called home for so long.

To commemorate this milestone anniversary, Disney is granting a total of $3 million to the following six nonprofit organizations in Central Florida:

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Give Kids the World Village

As an establishing partner for this organization since 1986, Give Kids the World Village is an integral part of the Wish-granting efforts at Walt Disney World Resort. During a week at Give Kids the World Village, Wish families are able to create priceless memories together, away from hospital visits and medical procedures, and help children build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight critical illness.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida empowers children with the confidence they need to stay out of trouble, make good decisions and chart a course toward a healthy and productive life through after-school activities.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida helps to create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network. The Disney Harvest Program supports Second Harvest’s great work in serving more than 40 Orlando-area nonprofits, and for years, Disney VoluntEARS have helped to sort and pack food delivered across the region.

Heart of Florida United Way

As a longstanding partner of Walt Disney World Resort, Heart of Florida United Way improves the lives of individuals and families, building strong communities by uniting people and organizations to create measurable results and a lasting impact.

Hope Partnership

Supporting families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Osceola County, Hope Partnership provides a pathway to employment, healthcare and housing through its Hope Works Program, connecting individuals with organizations for skills-based support.

Elevate Orlando

Elevate Orlando works to build life-changing relationships with urban youth, providing students with opportunities such as job shadowing, personal introductions and in-class speakers’ series.


You can check out the rest of our Walt Disney World 50th anniversary coverage here!

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