Grantseekers

Communication Guidelines for Grantees

How to Share the Good News of Your Grant

If you’ve recently received funding through The Community Foundation, congratulations! These guidelines are designed to help you communicate about your good news. 

The Community Foundation welcomes you to publicize your grant via news release, social media, website updates or blog posts, presentations or e-newsletters. The following guidelines are designed to help.

  • If you choose to announce your grant, please use the resources below. You’ll see there are different logos and boilerplates for various areas of grantmaking, specifically our Collective Giving initiatives and grants being made through The Community Foundation on behalf of funds established by Delores Barr Weaver.
  • Some of our grantees find that announcing grants is helpful to their missions, by building awareness of their work and recognizing the donors who made these grants possible.
  • If you choose to announce your grant, please use the resources below, including logos and boilerplate for The Community Foundation as well as our collective giving initiatives and funds belonging to Delores Barr Weaver.
  • If you use social media to post information about your TCF-funded project and activities, please share with/tag our social sites (Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, and Instagram); our handle is @cfjacksonville. We love to highlight your success and raise awareness about the opportunities for local donors to give back in Northeast Florida.
  • We invite you to send us photos of work this grant supports—one to three high quality, high resolution .jpg files would be ideal, emailed to Stephanie Garry Garfunkel (sgarfunkel@jaxcf.org). Make sure any participants who appear in the photo have appropriate media release documents (if you need a standard photo release form, let us know—we’ll be happy to send it to you.) A few sentences giving some context to the photo would be helpful, and of course, your name and contact information.

Boilerplate Language & Logos

Boilerplate:

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (www.jaxcf.org), Florida’s oldest 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 has received more than $1 billion in gifts and made more than $695 million in grantsFor more information: www.jaxcf.org 

Boilerplate:

The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Funds at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida originated in 2015 as the natural evolution of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, which has awarded more than $86 million in grants since she created it in 2012. She also provides separate, annual support to 20 local, non-profit organizations for their annual fundraising events through the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund. Like the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund’s purpose is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as wellMrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community.   

Boilerplate:

Delores Barr Weaver established this Fund in 2015 to provide a $10,000 grant annually to support a premiere fundraising event in perpetuity at 20 local nonprofit organizations. This grant will provide a permanent source of income for organizations that Mrs. Weaver has generously supported for many years.  It is her hope that other individuals will make similar permanent gifts to organizations that have been important to them.  This Fund is one of a collection of Funds established by Delores Barr Weaver at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.  Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community

Initiative Logos and Boilerplate

The Women’s Giving Alliance logo and boilerplate can be found on their website, wganefl.org.

Boilerplate:

The A. L. Lewis Black Opportunity & Impact Fund is a collective giving initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. The Fund invests in solutions to advance equity, justice, and transformational change in Black communities, continuing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln Lewis, was a local entrepreneur, humanitarian and philanthropist who became Florida’s first African-American millionaire. 

Boilerplate:

The LGBTQ Community Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida makes grants that support community organizations and institutions, so they can better serve the local LGBTQ community.  Established in 2014, the fund has made over $1,000,000.00 in grants in Northeast Florida and invested $120,000 in local research and convenings to improve the lives of those in the LGBTQ community.  An Advisory Board of local LGBTQ donors and allies set the grantmaking strategy and guide the work of the fund.  To donate to the Fund, or for more information, visit https://www.jaxcf.org/lgbtq. 

Boilerplate:

The Beaches Community Fund was established in 2015 at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation. The fund was created by a group of donors who reside at or near the beaches of Northeast Florida, and together they have invested more than $2 million to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all Beaches residents from Mayport to Guana.

Here to Help

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Garfunkel

Vice President, Strategic Communications

 

sgarfunkel@jaxcf.org

904.356.4483