The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter

Stimulating Philanthropy to Build A Better Community

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida serves the citizens of Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker, Clay and Putnam counties. We partner with individuals, families, organizations and businesses who are determined to make a difference with their philanthropic gifts. And we engage our community to make it stronger and better for everyone. That’s the power of Giving Forward.

Latest News

A Letter of Support for the Community Benefits Agreement
Since 2017, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida has invested in supporting neighborhoods as our key community leadership initiative. As part of this focus, the Foundation and our donors have made a number of major grants to support resident-led improvements in the Historic Eastside, adjacent to the sports and entertainment district, where we are seeing significant progress.
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Amy Palmer Joins The Community Foundation as Program Director
Amy Palmer has been named Program Director at The Community Foundation, where she will lead Foundation-directed grantmaking in the arts, as well as offering support to the foundation's fields of interest and staff-assisted donor advised grantmaking.
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Delores Barr Weaver Receives The Community Foundation’s Prize for Civic Engagement
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida honored Delores Barr Weaver, philanthropist and activist, with its Prize for Civic Engagement at The Foundation’s 60th anniversary celebration last night.
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Working to Improve Life in Northeast Florida for All

Our work is much more than serving as a repository for donor funds, as important as that work is. We have a strong history and commitment to changing our communities, for building bridges between people who are committed to making the world a better place and the causes to which they are dedicated. Learn more about some of our key focus areas below.

Supporting Neighborhoods

We work with residents and their trusted local organizations on issues like blight, reducing homelessness, economic development and building generational wealth.

Black Philanthropy Fund

We support efforts to advance equity for our community, and provide philanthropic leadership for focused giving to historically marginalized citizens.

Affordable Housing

We make grants and connect donors to affordable housing initiatives, and invest local capital to help bring more units to market.


We nurture individual artists and small arts organizations with annual grantmaking and provide opportunities for greater participation for the wider community.
donors forum

Donors Forum

Donors Forum brings together our fundholders, as well as representatives of private, corporate, independent and family foundations in Northeast Florida, to learn about community and philanthropic issues.

Women’s Giving Alliance

We support the Women’s Giving Alliance, a collective giving initiative that is making a measurable and lasting impact on the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida.

“…Giving money away thoughtfully is hard work, but if you do the due diligence and you have passion and compassion, you can be a philanthropist at any level.”

– Delores Barr Weaver

Our Impact in 2023

2023 Report to the Community

We’ve spent the last six decades working with fundholders to create dedicated assets for our region, so that our community’s generosity will last forever. But those resources are only part of our story… 

Total Funds
$ 0 M
Grants Made
$ 0 M
Total Assets