Beaches Community Fund Now Seeking Grant Applications

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The Beaches Community Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for grant funding available in 2024.

The Beaches Community Fund makes grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Beaches communities from Mayport to Guana, east of the Intracoastal Waterway. Last year, the Beaches Community Fund granted $270,000 to Beaches nonprofits.

In the 2023-2024 grant cycle, priority will be given to support K-12 students; early learning opportunities for low-income children, and meeting the basic needs of beaches residents (food, emergency financial assistance, housing, shelter, health care, and mental health care.

Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2024 (5 p.m. deadline). 

About the Beaches Community Fund
In its first eight years of grantmaking, the Beaches Community Fund has made 119 grants totaling more than $2M to 36 nonprofit organizations addressing needs in the Beaches communities.

The 30+ generous families who pool their charitable giving dollars to tackle community issues continue to focus on areas where pressing needs can be influenced by thoughtful grantmaking. In addition to addressing basic needs, past grantmaking has helped to provide transportation to jobs, food, medical care, and essential services; early childhood literacy and development; afterschool and enrichment opportunities for students; and helping Beaches nonprofits grow stronger and be more collaborative.

About The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, 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. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation had $630 million in assets at 12/31/2021 and has made approximately $640 million in grants since inception.

For More Information:

Beaches Community Fund Contact: Kacie Smyth, Director, Donor Services
904-224-7208 |

Media Contact: Stephanie Garry Garfunkel
VP, Strategic Communications
904-224-7208 |

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