RECEIVE - How We Give

2016 Discretionary Grantmaking

Since our founding in 1964, we have distributed nearly $410 million in grants across a broad range of programs, services, and opportunities. Our investment in hundreds of nonprofits in our area strengthens Northeast Florida and underscores our mission to build a better community.

As one of the leading grantmakers in Northeast Florida, we award millions of dollars in grants annually to organizations that strengthen our community.

Nearly 85% of our grants are recommended by donors through their Donor Advised Funds, according to their charitable interests. Donor advised funds do not accept applications.

How to Apply for Competitive Grants

The Community Foundation does accept grant applications in specific fields where donors have requested that we oversee grantmaking decisions. These are the only grants for which applications are accepted. Each category or field has different guidelines and timelines. To Learn More or Apply, click on each category below.

Early Childhood (0-6 years)

  • Promote the growth of creative and efficient services to at-risk children in Duval County, from birth through pre-Kindergarten years
  • Deadlines:
    • Emerging Opportunities, February 15, 2018
    • Programmatic Opportunities, March 8, 2018

To Learn More & Apply

Individual Artists (Art Ventures)

  • Individual Artist Grants are designed to help Northeast Florida artists emerge to the next level of their artistic careers. Maximum grant request: $3,500
  • Deadline: March 5, 2018

To Learn More & Apply

Putnam County

  • The Frank V. Oliver, Jr. Fund assists individuals and families by promoting educational opportunities, eliminating food insecurity, supporting veterans, and promoting the general welfare of Putnam County residents.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018

To Learn More & Apply

Aging Adults

  • Aging Adults grants are focused on helping organizations improve the quality of life for older adults by assisting under-served and under-resourced seniors in Northeast Florida.
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018.

To Learn More & Apply

Visual Art in St. Augustine

  • The Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund makes grants to promote visual art appreciation or education in St. Augustine, FL.
  • Deadline: April 5, 2018

To Learn More & Apply

Small Arts Organizations (Art Ventures)

  • These grants are focused on building strength around operational and governance practices through board/staff trainings, strategic planning, organizational assessments, conferences, and other areas of capacity building.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2018

To Learn More & Apply

Beaches (Beaches Community Fund)

  • To improve the quality of life at the Beaches, from Mayport to Guana.
  • Deadline: TBD

To Learn More & Apply

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Current Initiatives

We also negotiate directly with nonprofit organizations for grants that impact the region. Our work includes Strengthening Neighborhoods, Nonprofit Capacity Building, Aging Adults, and Public Education Reform. TCF does not accept unsolicited proposals for initiative grants.

More Information About Grants Awarded in 2016:

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Kathleen Shaw

Kathleen Shaw, M.Ed
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