Early Childhood

For the 2024 grant cycle, grant applications are open to nonprofit organizations whose primary focus is early childhood.

Early Childhood Program Support

These grants support the growth of creative and efficient services to at-risk children under six years old in Duval County, especially through early learning centers and support for parents as caregivers.

Grant Size: Up to $15,000

Application Opens April 15, 2024


  • Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) status and a 2-year work history
  • Annual operating budget of $100,000 or above
  • Located in and serving Duval County

We are not able to fund:

  • Athletic associations
  • Fundraising event sponsorships
  • School-based organizations (PTAs, boosters, etc)
  • Requests outside Duval County
  • Programs promoting religious beliefs*

*Grants may be made to faith-based organizations for the non-religious programs offered to the broader community

A grant to LiftJax through The Community Foundation supported STEM coding curriculum for pre-Kindergarten students at the John Love Early Learning Center in the Historic Eastside. Photo: Duval County Public Schools


  • April 15, 2024: Grant application opens
  • April 22, 2024 – May 30, 2024: We are here to help. If you need assistance with applying, either in-person, virtual, or by phone, please submit your appointment request here.
  • May 31, 2024: Applications due by 11:59 PM
  • September 1, 2024: Grants recipients notified
  • October 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025: Grant-funded projects must occur within this timeframe.

Application opens April 15, 2024

Here to Help

For more information, contact:

Janet Allen

Program Director