Small Organization Grants

The Community Foundation invests in small and grassroots nonprofit organizations making a big impact particularly in, but not limited to, the Focus Areas below. Grants are considered for projects that meet a community need and/or build the capacity of small organizations. These are one-time grants. Funding is not intended to extend beyond one year.

Small Organization Grants

For small organizations with budgets of $150,000 or less. Funding can support strengthening organizations and program development.

Grant size: Up to $2,500

Deadline: January 25, 2024

Application are Closed

Please read the information below and click the “Apply Now” button to get started.


  • Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) status, and a 2-year work history
  • Located in and serving serving at least one of these counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam,  St. Johns
  • Annual operating budget of less than $150,000
  • Requests can be made for up to $2,500

Focus areas typically funded:

  • Build community (neighborhood improvement projects, strengthening neighborhood leadership, and preserving neighborhood identity)
  • Provide support for unmet basic needs (hunger, clothing, and other basic items)
  • Strengthen your nonprofit (training, planning, coaching)
  • Support under-resourced children/youth (mentoring, enrichment activities, after-school supports)
  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are not able to fund:

  • Athletic associations
  • Fundraising event sponsorships
  • Programs promoting religious beliefs*
  • Schools (public, private and charter) and school-based organizations (PTAs, boosters, etc)
  • Requests outside our region (must be in: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns counties)

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


  • December 6, 2023: Grants application process opens — Check out our ‘How to Apply’ Guide for detailed instructions!
  • December 6, 2023 – January 24, 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.
  • January 25, 2024: Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm
  • Grant projects must occur between March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025

Here to Help

For more information, please contact:

Reagan Bass, MPA

Program Officer 904.356.4483