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|For five decades, The Community Foundation has been led by some of the most visionary men and women of Northeast Florida. They have devoted countless hours to creating a place where philanthropy can flourish for the betterment of all.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida connects people who care with causes that matter. Since 1964, we have served the citizens of Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker, and Clay counties through a range of charitable and civic activities, while helping individual donors achieve their philanthropic goals. We believe in Giving Back. Giving Forward.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida is a tax exempt public charity. Created by generous individuals, families, businesses and organizations, each of our more than 500 funds helps build stronger communities. We have helped countless generous individuals and families understand their financial options and maximize their charitable giving; in turn, thousands of area organizations have benefited from the nearly $410 million in grants we have made since inception. Through this rich history and in partnership with our donors, we have acquired deep knowledge of critical local issues, and we embrace our ability to help lead positive change in our community. It is this legacy of civic and philanthropic leadership upon which we strive to build every day so that we can continue to do good work, forever.
- Stimulating Philanthropy To Build A Better Community
We do this through:
- Civic Leadership
- Philanthropic Leadership
- Providing products & services to help our donors fulfill their philanthropic goals
Our success is measured by:
- Increased philanthropy in the region
- Successful outcomes from our grantmaking
- A vibrant non-profit sector supported by our collaboration with others
- Strong and stable Community Foundation that will survive in perpetuity
“…As stewards of our donors' philanthropy, we eagerly embrace our roles as connectors, navigators, researchers and trusted guides.”
Nina Waters, president, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida