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  September 2021
Busy Summer Means A Busier Fall
Along with constant vigilance on the COVID-19 situation in Northeast Florida, we have continued to support the goals of our donors and the work of our grantees this summer. More than $715,000 in grants were approved this month, as 2021 grantmaking begins to wind down. Nationally, we continue to be actively engaged in monitoring proposed legislation (the King/Grassley 'Accelerate Charitable Giving Act') which could affect Donor Advised Funds. We recently signed on to a national letter questioning the need for this legislation. And working simultaneously on both the national and local fronts, we highlighted Black Philanthropy in August. Finally, please be sure to spend some time looking at our annual Report to the Community.

Like you, we are fervently hoping for an improved public health environment in the coming weeks. Please stay healthy!
How to Help
100 Black Men of Jacksonville
Want to help with some of the emergency situations many are facing right now?

To help the local resettlement of Afghan refugees: Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services.

To support Hurricane Ida Relief: Greater New Orleans Foundation; Baton Rouge Area Foundation; and Community Foundation of Acadiana. Thank you for your generosity.
Left to right: Dr. Doris Carson, Helen Lane, Delores Barr Weaver, Ann McDonald Baker and Courtenay Wilson
20 Years Supporting Women & Girls
The Women's Giving Alliance, an initiative of The Community Foundation, is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary! WGA was the brainchild of Courtenay Wilson, who enlisted the late Ann McDonald Baker, the late Dr. Doris Carson, Helen Lane, and Delores Barr Weaver. Together, this Mighty Five created and launched a collective giving initiative that has raised and distributed more than $7 million to support women & girls in NE Florida. Along the way, hundreds of women from every walk of life have contributed their gifts of heart, mind and wallet, and discovered the power of strategic philanthropy. Stay tuned for more during this special year!
The TCF Annual Report is Here!
Our annual Report to the Community is in the mail, and you should see it in your mailbox soon. More than $48 million in grants went to nonprofit organizations that are more appreciative than ever for donor support. If you'd like a sneak peek, here's a link to the online version! To download a PDF version, you can do so from the link at the bottom right while viewing online.
Featured Grant: $25,000 to The Way Free Medical Clinic for ClayPass
The importance of health care—both for individuals and the system as a whole—has been underscored in recent months as never before. We just awarded a $25,000 grant to The Way Free Medical Clinic to support ClayPASS—a coordinated medical care initiative designed to connect uninsured Clay County residents with health care providers who serve the uninsured and under-insured. ClayPASS will identify and map all the eligible providers, and coordinate care and navigate patients through the system so they can get the care they need. And The Way Free Medical Clinic expects ClayPASS to save the Clay County health care system millions of dollars each year once the initiative is fully launched. Want to learn more about how you can get involved? 
Learn More
For a full list of all grants made in the past three months, click here.
The Importance of Black Philanthropy
100 Black Men of Jacksonville
We hope you've seen some of the highlights we've been promoting for Black Philanthropy Month in recent weeks. There is such a rich history of Black giving in our community—from A.L. Lewis to Eartha M.M. White to the powerful work of the 'Divine 9' to the rising star that is MyVillage Project. Be sure to check out for details and resources.
Did You Know?
Nearly 2/3's of Black Households donated to community-based organizations and causes for a total of $11 billion each year (W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, 2012)
Beaches Community Fund Families Say Yes to Three More Years
The 30+ dynamic families that make up the Beaches Community Fund say they have more work to do and have extended their focus for three additional years. The Beaches Community Fund began making grants in 2015 with an initial three-year horizon to support their neighbors in the coastal sections of our community, and this is the second time the group has agreed to 're-up' for an three more years! In the past six years, this collective giving initiative has made more than $1.5 million in grants to 34 nonprofit agencies between Mayport and Guana. For more information, contact Joanne Cohen at
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