Amy Palmer Joins The Community Foundation as Program Director

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – 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.

Amy previously served as the Director of Grants Administration for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. There, she was responsible for the Cultural Council’s publicly and privately funded grantmaking programs for nonprofit organizations and individual artists, including the $7 million Cultural Service Grant Program, funded in partnership with the City of Jacksonville. Prior to her 22-year tenure at the Cultural Council, Amy held development and communications positions at two Jacksonville cultural institutions – WJCT Public Media and the Museum of Science and History.

In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Amy has taught school in both the United States and Japan and previously worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. She is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University and received certification in elementary education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

“Amy brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our team at The Community Foundation, where we greatly value thoughtful, fair grantmaking that follows the intent of donors,” said Amy Crane, Vice President, Programs. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome her.”

About The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (, Florida’s oldest and one of its largest community foundations, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. The Foundation helps donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helps nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helps people come together to make the community a better place. Now in its 60th year, the Foundation manages more than $650 million in assets as of 12/31/2023 and has made more than $750 million in grants since inception.


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VP, Strategic Communications
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