Walt Disney World pledges $1.5 million to over 15 Florida charities

Oct 02, 2023 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Walt Disney World Announces New 1.5 Million Donation to 15+ Florida Nonprofits
Posted: Monday October 2, 2023 10:40am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World is giving new donations totaling $1.5 million to 19 nonprofit organizations creating positive change in Florida.

"Florida has been our home for more than half a century and each organization receiving a grant is doing amazing work for our community," said Rena Langley, Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs at Walt Disney World Resort. "This will help them continue making big differences and is another step forward in our long history of giving back to those around us."

Each nonprofit receiving a Disney Grant is supporting important work in the state for Floridians and their families – from establishing strong education and workforce development programs, to supporting the arts, combatting homelessness and hunger and more.

"Disney has been the best partner, and it's our honor to receive this Disney Grant and continue doing the work to serve our community. I can't say thank you enough!" – JoAnn Newman, President & CEO at Orlando Science Center

Disney World cast members spend time personally volunteering with many of the granted organizations and others across the state through the Disney VoluntEARS program. This year, cast have spent more than 115,000 hours giving back through the popular program.

Here are the recipients of Disney's $1.5 million donation.

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