We are an all-volunteer nonprofit that awards grants to support Central Florida animal welfare.
Franklin's Friends is proud to present our "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. gala on May 20, 2023 at the Winter Park Events Center. This year is extremely special as we celebrate the gala's tenth anniversary!
The one-of-a-kind 8.5 x 11 wall calendar features 12 real-life pets! Their humans purchased a one month spot in the calendar at our "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed" auction, and now it's their time to shine! $20 suggested donation.
Our mission is to support Central Florida animal welfare by awarding grants to local non-profit and government agencies for shelter/rescue, spay/neuter, and community education programs.
We started as a few pet lovers who came together to help raise money for our favorite Central Florida animal welfare organization. As we grew, we realized there were a lot of other amazing organizations that also needed financial support.
Today, we've grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of several hundred volunteers.
We primarily raise money through two signature events: our Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. gala and HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest. In turn, we grant those donations to deserving nonprofits dedicated to local animal welfare.
We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit with no paid employees, and we pride ourselves on fiscal and veterinary responsibility.
Since our inception in 2003, we are proud to say we’ve raised over $2 million for local animal welfare organizations. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to find creative ways to generate over $180,000 in donations in 2021.
Animals have a huge impact on our lives. Help us continue to have a meaningful impact on theirs.
Your donations will directly support the needs of local organizations dedicated to shelter/rescue, spay/neuter, and community education programs.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR FRANKLIN'S FRIENDS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida registration CH38383.
No fees paid to professional fund-raising consultant or solicitor. The organization receives 100% of each donation