Donors Overview

Discover the Power of Giving Forward

You love living here. Now you want to give something back to the community that you love. Whether your inspiration is a person, an organization, an idea or an issue, you can fund your passion here.

Give to an Established Fund

We are home to hundreds of funds established by generous individuals, families and businesses. These funds make grants to support organizations or areas of interest. You can donate to any of these funds right now.  Make a donation and make a difference! Search our funds and give today. 

Create a Charitable Giving Fund

If you have the desire and the means to give, consider creating a charitable giving fund. You may choose what to give, when to give, and how much you want to be involved with making grants. You will experience the joy of giving, without the administrative burden that comes with vetting nonprofit organizations, executing grant payments or record-keeping.

Support the Community Foundation’s Work

Thanks to many donors who have entrusted The Community Foundation to address immediate needs in our area, we are able to invest in work that tackles issues and advances opportunity. We have fields of interest including public education reform, lifting up neighborhoods and building expertise within the non-profit community, among others. Give to a particular Field of Interest or support our most flexible resource, The Community Endowment Fund put the money to work where it’s needed the most. 

Leave a Legacy

Establishing a planned gift to The Community Foundation is a simple yet significant way for you to make a lasting impact after your death. Once you have provided for your loved ones, we can help you structure a planned gift that will satisfy both your philanthropic and tax goals. Let us help you integrate charitable giving with your estate plan.  

Give Stocks and More

Increase your impact by donating non-cash gifts, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets, and certain other assets. Deductions may apply that benefit your tax situation and increase the value of your gift – please consult with your professional advisors, and contact us to learn more. 

Leverage a Private Foundation

Partner with us to provide new opportunities in conjunction with your private foundation. Don’t have a private foundation? A fund at The Community Foundation can be an attractive alternative to a private foundation, one that gives you flexibility while freeing you from the costs and administrative duties of a private foundation.

Our Donor Services Team is here to help! We’re just a phone call (904) 356-4483 or email away.

John Zell

John Zell, CAP®

Senior Vice President, Development

Tom Caron

Tom Caron, MBA

Vice President, Donor Services

Kacie Smyth, MHA

Director, Donor Services

Please Note: The purpose of this website is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida is not engaged in providing legal or tax counsel. For advice or assistance in specific cases or whether to make certain a contemplated gift fits well into your overall circumstances and planning, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.