Early Childhood Grants

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 is Closed


  • 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; View our How to Apply Guide for step-by-step instructions.
  • 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.

Thank you for your interest. This application is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter to stay updated on open grant opportunities.

Here to Help

For more information, contact:

Janet Allen

Program Director