The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at risk, by supporting programs and partnerships that empower families and change lives.
Support OMYF at Our Live Events
Orlando Magic 5k and Kids' Run presented by AdventHealth
Grab your running shoes and get ready to participate, virtually, in this inaugural event on Saturday, April 10! Walk or run to benefit OMYF and receive a race bib, tank top and medal.Learn More
Ways to Support OMYF
Make a Donation Today!
OMYF is committed to helping children in Central Florida. With all administrative costs covered, 100% of your gift goes directly to benefit at-risk youth right here in our community.Donate Now
Throughout the Magic season, the OMYF hosts online auctions featuring sports memorabilia autographed by Magic players and other NBA superstars.Learn More
Show Your Magic Spirit with a New License Plate
The Orlando Magic specialty license plate is available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF). The plate can be purchased in-person at your local Motor Vehicle Service Center! Learn More
This funding area supports agencies with established academic intervention program strategies in select transition stages that directly serve underperforming children and youth. Priority is given to programs that track student's GPA, attendance, and standardized test scores. Areas of focus include early learning, K-3 grade reading proficiency, middle-to-high school transition, postsecondary access, and postsecondary persistence
This funding area promotes arts agencies that have dynamically shown the ability to improve and enhance overall academic performance for their participants. Preference will be given to non-profit organizations that specifically introduce at-risk and/or underserved children to programs that involve music, dance, and theatre. Areas of focus include early childhood enrichment and arts education (with metrics) as an essential component to enhance general education.
Health & Wellness
This funding area supports programs that reduce the risk of childhood obesity, promote healthy eating, and physical activity that improves the lives of children and youth. Programs must be tracking BMI in the youth they serve. Areas of focus include childhood obesity prevention and/or treatment programs, hunger - food banks and childhood hunger relief, and nutrition and exercise.
This funding area supports prevention services and/or long-term housing strategies with multiple wrap-around services for individuals and families. Areas of focus include homelessness prevention programs and permanent supportive and transitional housing for Youth.
Eligible organization/programs will:
- Have 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status
- Demonstrate one full year of program services and outcomes
- Demonstrate a strong financial position
- Serve youth in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties
- Report strong measurable outcomes and meet grantmaking criteria in one of the areas of focus listed above
Ineligible funding requests:
- Capital campaigns, endowments or other reserve funds
- Public or private schools
- Government agencies
- Programs that do not fit funding guidelines or grantmaking strategies
OMYF Board Members
The OMYF Board of Directors consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds, a broad range of expertise, and a shared passion for helping our community.
Dan DeVos Chairman,
OMYF Chairman, Orlando Magic
Linda Landman Gonzalez President and Secretary, OMYF VP Community & Government Affairs, Orlando Magic
Jim Fritz Treasurer, OMYF Chief Financial Officer, Orlando Magic
Pamella DeVos Orlando Magic Ownership Group, Orlando Magic
Alex Martins Chief Executive Officer, Orlando Magic
Charlie Freeman President of Business Operations, Orlando Magic
Ryan DeVos Vice President of Shareholder Engagement, Orlando Magic
Joel Glass Chief Communications Officer, Orlando Magic
Shelly Wilkes SVP Marketing & Social Responsibility, Orlando Magic
Chris Heller President, Orlando Solar Bears
Bill duPont Investments
Judge Belvin Perry Jr. Former Chief Judge - Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit Attorney Morgan & Morgan
Mayanne Downs Shareholder and General Counsel, GrayRobinson
Maribeth Bisienere SVP, Walt Disney World Resorts, Transportation, Premium Services, Security and Emerging Businesses
Derek Lewis President, South Division for PepsiCo Beverages North America
Dr. Beena Parikh Practice Administrator, Premier Cardiology & Vascular Associates
Eric Van de Zilver President, Dynasty Sports & Entertainment
Thomas Ruggie Founder & CEO, Destiny Family Office
Publix Super Markets Charities’ mission is to endeavor to meet the needs of the people in communities where Publix operates. This legacy of giving dates back to 1966 when Publix founder George W. Jenkins established a charitable foundation with the intention of caring for his community. Today Publix Charities continues his legacy by supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations, making a far-reaching impact throughout the Southeastern United States. Publix Charities has been a supporter of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation since 1989. Their contributions of more than $460,000 over the years have been crucial in allowing OMYF to make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Central Florida.
By The Numbers
Impacting an estimated 100,000 youth each year
30 years of community support
500 local agencies funded by OMYF