First Coast Opera receives $10K grant from Truist Foundation


First Coast Opera (FCO) has received a $10,000 grant from Truist Foundation to expand accessibility initiatives and the reach of its programs. 

According to FCO General Director Curtis Tucker, “making opera accessible to all people is an essential goal for First Coast Opera, and we are grateful to the Truist Foundation for partnering with us to enrich our community.”

With this grant, FCO will offer expanded services for hearing- and vision-impaired members of the community by providing captioning, large print versions of its playbill and the use of hearing-assisted technologies.

Additionally, FCO will partner with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville to further expand its audience throughout Northeast Florida.

Now in its 24th season, the mission of First Coast Opera is to serve Northeast Florida with professional opera performances for the education, cultural enhancement and enjoyment of our communities, combining artistic excellence and the development of local and regional talent.

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Established in 2020, the Truist Foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at