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 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.

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


  • 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 $2,500

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
  • 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

Applications are closed

For more information, contact Reagan Bass, Program Officer, or 904.356.4483.

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Reagan Bass, MPA
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