October 2, 2023, Courtesy of Beryl Frey
Walt Disney World is creating positive change in the state of Florida by giving donations totaling $1.5 million dollars to 19 nonprofit organizations throughout Florida.
From establishing vital education and workforce development programs to supporting the arts, and combatting homelessness and hunger, Disney Grant recipients are doing outstanding work within the community.
Disney has been actively supporting various initiatives, both as a company and through the participation of its Cast Members. These initiatives involve volunteering with organizations across Florida through the Disney VoluntEARS program. In 2023, Cast Members have generously dedicated over 115,000 hours to these causes.
The recent financial injection into these organizations will undoubtedly contribute significantly to their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of numerous Florida residents and their families. Disney’s commitment to the state spans over half a century, and its dedication continues to grow. In 2023 alone, Disney has undertaken several impactful endeavors, including hosting its largest wish-granting event at Disney World, providing $125,000 in support to local school districts, initiating an affordable housing development, and expanding its environmental conservation efforts with $500,000 in grants. It’s been a year filled with exciting developments!