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 community projects and to help organizations become stronger. These are one-time grants. Funding is not intended to extend beyond one year.

Small Organization Grants

For small organizations with budgets of $200,000 or less. Funding can support strengthening organizations and program development.

Grant size: Up to $2,500

Deadline: March 23, 2022

Requests can be made for up to $2,500.

Applications are closed


  • Nonprofits with current 501(c)(3) status, and a 2-year work history
  • Organizations serving at least one of these counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns
  • Annual operating budget of less than $200,000
  • Requests can be made for up to $2500

Priority will be given to grants that include:

  • Build community (neighborhood improvement projects, community engagement with the goal of 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
  • Schools and school-based organizations (PTAs, boosters, etc)
  • Requests outside our region (must be in: Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns counties)


  • December 2, 2022: Grants application process opens — Check out our ‘How to Apply’ Guide for detailed instructions!
  • Technical Assistance appointments available 12/12/22 – 1/25/23. Please submit your appointment request here.
  • February 1, 2023: Applications due by 5pm
  • March 15, 2023: Notified of grant decision
  • Grants may start as early as April 1, 2023 and must conclude by March 31, 2024

Here to Help

For more information, please contact:

Reagan Bass, MPA

Program Officer