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Name: The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Inc.

Address: 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Foundation status: Community foundation

Phone: 904-356-4483

Fax: 904-356-7910


EIN: 596150746

Asset Amount: $398,276,879

Gifts Received: $61,479,287

Expenditures: $41,921,959

Qualifying Distributions: N/A

Giving Activities Include: N/A for grants


The foundation’s mission is to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community.

Background: Established in 1964 in FL

Program Areas (9):

Aging Adults

To better respond to the needs of this growing aging population, the foundation is investing to strengthen the sector of senior-serving organizations. The foundation makes grants of $1,000-$2,500 in these areas on a competitive basis to nonprofit members of The Senior Roundtable only. For information on joining The Senior Roundtable, please visit its website:

Art Ventures: Individual Artists

Grants of up to $3,500 are available to support individual artists as they advance their work. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have resided in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns counties for at least 12 months at the time of application.

Art Ventures: Small Arts Organizations

Investments in capacity building are key to helping organizations sustain their programming for the long term. By helping staff and board improve management practices, the foundation is helping to build the cultural framework for a robust, vibrant region for all citizens to enjoy. Professional Development Grants up to $2,500 are available, and Capacity Building Grants up to $5,000 are available. Grants are awarded only for activities in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Visit foundation website for preliminary application forms and guidelines.

COVID-19 Response Fund

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, in partnership with philanthropists, business leaders, and governmental entities, has
established the COVID-19 Response Fund to address the needs of local residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Fund will strategically deploy resources to community-based organizations that are working with communities disproportionately impacted.

Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Art Appreciation

The Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Visual Art Appreciation and Visual Art Education Fund seeks to support opportunities to educate and bring art to the people of St. Augustine. The fund was established to perpetuate Dr. Crisp-Ellert’s love of art and her appreciation for St. Augustine. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to nonprofit organizations to support visual art appreciation and visual art education in St. Augustine for work lasting up to 12 months. Visit foundation website for preliminary application form and guidelines.

Early Childhood

The foundation will seek to impact high quality childcare centers in two primary areas: 1) curriculum: helping to provide high quality curriculum Implementation; and 2) support: ensuring proper training is provided to implement curriculum and the necessary supplemental resources. Grants range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to emerging artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts who are legal residents of Nassau, Baker, Duval, Clay or St. Johns counties in northeastern FL.

LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida

This fund is a giving circle of philanthropic individuals who pool their gifts, and the focus is on initiatives that will enhance Northeast Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Program-Related Investment


SUBJECTS: Arts and culture, Child welfare, Christianity, Elementary and secondary education, Family services, Higher education, Human
services, In-patient medical care, Museums, Senior services, Shelter and residential care, Special population support, Theater, Youth development

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Florida, Israel, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, Russia

POPULATION GROUPS: Academics, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Infants and toddlers, Low-income people, Seniors, Students

SUPPORT STRATEGIES: Emergency funds, Endowments, General support, Internships, Program support, Scholarships, Seed money, Technical assistance

TRANSACTION TYPES: Grants to individuals, Matching grants, Pro bono consulting services, Program-related investments

ORGANIZATION TYPES: Community foundation


Visit foundation website for preliminary application form and guidelines. If preliminary application is selected for further consideration, the foundation will provide a full grant application and related information to the organization’s contact person (full applications are available only to organizations which are invited to apply based on preliminary applications).

Application form required.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Contact person
  2. Plans for cooperation with other organizations, if any
  3. Geographic area to be served
  4. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
  5. Name, address and phone number of organization
  6. Results expected from proposed grant
  7. Signature and title of chief executive officer
  8. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested

Initial Approach: Submit preliminary application

Copies of proposal: 1

Board meeting date(s): Mar., June, Sept., and Nov.

Deadline(s): Varies

Final notification: Varies


Giving primarily in northeastern Florida, including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

No support for religious programming.

No grants for general operating support of existing programs, construction or renovation, equipment, or tickets for fundraising activities.