Grants to Support Small Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Foundation invests in small and grassroots nonprofit organizations making a big impact particularly in, but not limited to, the Priority 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.

Request can be made for up to $2,000.


  • 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
  • Request can be made for up to $2,000

Priority will be given to grants that include:

  • Provide Support for Basic Needs (Hunger, Clothing, and other basic items)
  • Improve the Quality of Life for Aging Adults (direct support for aging adults, or caregiver support)
  • Supporting Under-served Children/Youth (Mentoring, enrichment activities, after-school supports)
  • Building Communities (volunteer/civic engagement, neighborhood improvements in under-served areas)
  • Projects which include the people served in the planning process 

We are NOT able to fund:

  • Athletic associations
  • Fundraising event sponsorships
  • School-based organizations (PTAs, boosters, etc)
  • Requests outside our region (MUST be in: Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns counties)


  • Technical Assistance appointments available 2/22/21 - 3/19/21, contact to schedule
  • March 24, 2021: Applications due by 5pm
  • April 30, 2021: Notified of grant decision
  • Grants may start beginning May 1, 2021

*Information on the 2022 Competitive Grant Opportunities will be posted in January 2022.




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For more information, contact Kathleen Shaw, Vice President of Programs, or 904.356.4483.

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