OMYF Grant Process

OMYF Grants are considered by an invitation only process and a Letter of Inquiry is required for any new agency to be considered. The deadline for submitting the inquiry is April 1, 2011. If you are interested in being considered for the 2011-12 grant process, please contact the OMYF office at 407-916-2493 or email

OMYF Advisory Board
• Chairman - Bob Vander Weide
• Vice Chairman - Cheri DeVos Vander Weide
• Orlando Magic Board Members - Paula Garrity, Joel Glass, Otis Smith
• Community Board Members - Judy Albertson, Bill DuPont, Bill Sutton, Tom Yochum, Beverly Marshall-Luney, Yvonne Chang
• President – Linda Landman-Gonzalez
• Executive Director - Betsey Bell
• Coordinator- Tim Groth

Funding Guidelines
OMYF accepts grant applications from 501(c)3 or 170(c)(1) non-profit organizations in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. These agencies must support our mission, demonstrate inclusiveness and address the needs of our diverse community in one of the following focus areas:

• Programs operated by nonprofit agencies with a goal of improving educational outcomes for at-risk school age children, specifically mentoring and scholarships.
• Family literacy programs promoting the role of parents as first teacher to their children.

Health & Wellness
• Nutrition, exercise, and obesity-prevention programs that educate youth on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
• Programs that focus on preventing and addressing malnutrition and hunger relief in children and youth.

• Programs that expose children to art and culture, providing educational enrichment, including visual art, performing arts, and music.

OMYF does not typically provide funding for the following:
• General operating expenses.
• Capital requests for building and/or major improvements.
• Legal aid societies, political, lobbying or advocacy groups.
• Private schools.

The McCormick Foundation does not make grants to programs that would financially benefit the Orlando Magic.