Making a profound impact in the heart of our city.
For more than 40 years, Heart of the City Foundation has supported the ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, as well as other like-minded partners throughout our city and around the globe. By enabling generosity among God’s people, we are committed to seamlessly balancing vital resources with ministry needs – all for the glory of God.
In 1979, leaders at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando shared a vision for a special charitable foundation – one that would simplify the process of giving, strengthen the community impact, and glorify God.
Over the past three and a half decades, Heart of the City Foundation (HOCF) has funded more than $8 million in grants to local and worldwide ministries, community outreach groups, emergency aid programs, and educational enrichment. Fostering the next generation of leaders, HOCF has provided more than 1,000 scholarships to college and seminary students. Additionally, we have developed an expertise in asset-based giving, managing tax-smart gifts in real estate and business interests.
Heart of the City Foundation is the Christian giving foundation of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, committed to improving our church, our city and our world in the areas of education and mission.
Shaped by the central tenets of the Gospel, our key programs concentrate on the following four areas:
HOCF also maintains and enhances the historical, beautifully-restored downtown campus of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, while supporting its ministry partners – including SHINE Children’s Ministry, iDignity, Central Care Mission, and Grace Medical Home, among many others.