Who Supports Us & Why You Should

The reduction of the number of persons without identification benefits the community as a whole by making available economic, health, and housing opportunities to the marginalized. It is a financially sound and effective method to address one of the fundamental issues of poverty: the lack of provable identity.

We appreciate any support that you can provide through your service, your resources, and your prayers. On average, it costs IDignity approximately $400 and six hours of volunteer time to obtain all identification necessary for one client to become self-sufficient, equating to a total cost of about $100,000 per month.

We have been honored to receive awards from the Points of Light Foundation, The Walt Disney Company Foundation, Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation, the Central Florida Women’s League, the Universal Orlando Foundation, Love Orlando, and Heart of the City. IDignity’s founding attorney, Jackie Dowd, received the 2014 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award from The Florida Bar’s Public Interest Law Section as well as the 2019 Jane Elizabeth Curran Distinguished Service Award, and our Executive Director, Michael Dippy, received the 2010 Central Floridian of the Year and the 2012 Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Stewardship and transparency are important to us. You can view our profile within the Central Florida Foundation Nonprofit Search, a subset of GuideStar. Join us in our endeavor to restore dignity and hope by providing identification.

We are thankful for the dozens of allies who have supported IDignity via in-kind donations, event sponsorships, grants, financial contributions and volunteers, as listed below.

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  • &Barr
  • Ambrose the Printer
  • Bank of America
  • CareerSource
  • Catholic Charities of Central Florida
  • Central Florida Women’s League
  • City of Orlando
  • Compassion Corner
  • Discovery Church Orlando
  • Dubsdread Golf Course
  • Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Embroidery Works
  • FAST Signs
  • First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
  • First United Methodist Church of Orlando
  • Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • Florida Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)
  • Florida Hospital
  • First Baptist Church of Orlando
  • Goodwill
  • Heart of the City
  • His Healing Hand
  • Homeless Services Network
  • IBERIA Bank
  • Infusion Tea
  • Legal Advocacy at Work
  • Love Orlando
  • Orange Blossom Health Care/Healthcare Center for the Homeless
  • Orange County Government
  • Orange County Health Department
  • Orange County Tax Collector
  • Orlando DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Orlando Fire Department
  • Orlando Health
  • Orlando Police Department
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Orlando Union Rescue Mission
  • Panera
  • PepsiCo
  • Points of Light Foundation
  • Shannon’s Casual Cafe
  • Social Security Administration
  • St. James Cathedral
  • St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Orlando
  • Subway
  • The Cathedral Church of St. Luke
  • The HOPE Team
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Universal Orlando Foundation
  • Volunteer UCF
  • UCF HERO Program
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Valencia College
  • Walt Disney Company Foundation
  • Walt Disney VoluntEARS
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Winter Park Rotary
  • Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association