The Simpkins Family Foundation is committed to promoting support for innovative programs that promote lasting change in our communities.

Founded in 2014 by Bernie and LaVonn Simpkins, The Simpkins Family Foundation provides grants for children’s wellbeing, education and entrepreneurship, healthcare and the arts. In our family, we were taught to "hold your head up high and be somebody" - a quote our father/grandfather reminded us of often. That spirit of leadership, integrity, and the desire for everyone to be able to hold their heads high is part of the legacy Bernie entrusted us with and we are committed to sharing it. Based in Winter Park, Florida, our nimble and dynamic board works with boots-on-the-ground innovators and community builders that are providing meaningful change in their fields. We look forward to hearing from you!


Who We Are

Our Mission

The Simpkins Family Foundation is committed to providing support for innovative programs that promote lasting change in our communities.

"Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can".
-John Wesley 

Our Impact

We partner with organizations across Central Florida who are enriching lives in many ways. From supporting children and families to education and healthcare, we’re always seeking community innovators and world changers who have big ideas on how we can go the extra mile together.

In The Community

Contact

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Thank You! 

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