New funding opportunities available from The Community Foundation

2018 funding for agencies serving aging adults, young children, St. Augustine art and Putnam County


Applications are open for nonprofit organizations serving aging adults in Northeast Florida and young children in Duval County, and for organizations promoting visual art and art education in St. Augustine. Applications for agencies serving citizens of Putnam County will be able to apply for grants starting Feb. 1. All grantmaking is through The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

Applications can be found at and are limited to these areas at this time:

Aging Adults

Preliminary applications for competitive grants of $20,000 are available to nonprofit organizations serving older adults and their caregivers in Northeast Florida.

• These applications should focus on work to improve the quality of life for older adults by assisting under-served and under-resourced seniors in Duval, Clay, Baker, St. Johns and Nassau counties.

• Funded through the Grace H. Osborn Endowment, I.R. Bowen and Katherine H. Bowen Fund, and the Grady C. and Rebecca T. Parker Endowment at The Community Foundation.

• Preliminary applications due by March 1 for grants that will begin on Sept. 1.

Early Childhood – Programmatic

Preliminary applications for competitive Programmatic grants up to $15,000 are available for nonprofit organizations who serve at-risk children in Duval County from birth through pre-Kindergarten by working with parents and/or caregivers.

• Proposals should help build the capacity of providers and childcare workers, bring innovative strategies to the community, and provide parent and caregiver education.

• Funded through the Jacksonville Children’s Endowment at The Community Foundation .

• Applications due by March 8 for grants that will begin on Sept. 1.

• As previously announced, applications for competitive Emerging Opportunities grants of up to $1,000 in the early childhood area are also open. Proposals require only a short application and should focus on opportunities such as training or other professional development, curriculum needs or conference attendance, to be completed in 2018. Emerging Opportunities proposals are due Feb. 15 for grants that begin on April 1.

Visual Art in St. Augustine

Preliminary applications are now available for nonprofit organizations that promote visual art appreciation or education in St. Augustine.

• Grant proposals of $2,500 to $5,000 will be accepted. Proposals for $2,500 or less are called sponsorships and require only a preliminary application. Sponsorship applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, while funds are still available.

• Funded through the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation.

• Preliminary applications due by April 5 for grants that begin on Sept. 1.

Putnam County

Applications for funding will be available on The Community Foundation website starting Feb. 1 for organizations serving residents of Putnam County. General areas of need, including proposals that promote educational opportunity, eliminate food insecurity, support veterans and enhance the general welfare of Putnam County residents, will be considered.

• Grant proposals of $5,000 to $10,000 will be accepted.

• Potential grantees are invited to learn more about the Putnam County grants process at a meeting to be held Jan. 26, from 9:30-11 a.m. at St. Johns River State College.

• Funded through the Frank V. Oliver, Jr. Endowment for Putnam County at The Community Foundation.

• Applications due by Feb. 28 for grants that begin on June 1.

Other Opportunities

Grant applications for certain other competitive resources have been open since December and have deadlines that are imminent. Go to for the latest information.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. Now in its 54th year, the Foundation has assets of $343 million and has made nearly $410 million in grants since 1964.