Bridgespan releases plan for private capital used to help public schools prepare all students for college or career. The Community Foundation, Jacksonville philanthropists, business and community leaders join to raise and spend $50 million on public education. Click here to view the full report- A Strategy for Philanthropic Investment in Duval County Public Schools. In additon, please read the Quality Education for All report here.
The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Art Ventures Small Arts Organizations and Individual Artists grants and the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Art Fund (St. Augustine organizations only). The deadline for applications is June 13, 2013.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently highlighted the 50 most generous donors of 2012 and Jacksonville’s J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver came in at #17 with $83.7 million in giving for 2012. Read their story here. The Chronicle also interviewed Delores Weaver regarding her focus on championing controversial causes like ending the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and helping girls caught up in sex trafficking and the juvenile-justice system. Read the full story here. The Chronicle had so much material from its interview with Delores that a second story with her advice for fundraisers was published. Read that article here.
The Chartrand Foundation, a private family foundation that focuses its philanthropy on early childhood and K-12 public education reform in Duval County, will simplify its operations and conduct all of its grantmaking through The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida beginning in the spring of 2013. Download the press release here.
Delores Barr Weaver has made a gift of $50 million to establish the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, firmly positioning herself among the top tier of philanthropists in the community in the past 100 years. The Delores Barr Weaver Fund will be the largest single fund at The Community Foundation and, with $50 million in assets, would rank among the largest private foundations in Northeast Florida. Download the press release here and download a brochure about the fund here.
Area artists, arts organizations, nonprofits providing direct services to seniors and JCCI will benefit from more than $100,000 in grants awarded by the trustees of The Community Foundation at their October meeting. To learn more about the awarded grants, click here.
Over the last five years, Duval County’s high school graduation rate increased by 11 percentage points. It was no coincidence: The improvement was, in part, a result of a strategic and coordinated effort by Duval County Public Schools and a partnership of community organizations dedicated to identifying and intervening on behalf of at-risk students. To download the full report, click here.