Beaches Community Fund Delivers $260K to Nonprofits
The Beaches Community Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, recently made more than $260,000 in grants to 14 Beaches-serving nonprofits. These latest grants bring the fund’s Beaches-area investments to more than $1.8 million since the fund was established in 2015.
The Beaches Community Fund continued to prioritize direct financial aid and food assistance, while also funding needs for additional educational supports for students and people with special needs. Through the grants, fund members also invested in the long-term sustainability of Beaches nonprofits by funding capacity-building strategies provided in partnership with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.
“We appreciate hearing first-hand how these organizations bring expertise and a servant’s heart to help those in need at the Beaches,” said Melissa Roland, a member of the Beaches Community Fund. “The Beaches Community Fund shares their desire to create long-term impact in the area and improve the quality of life for its citizens.”
In 2023, fund members will be involved in learning opportunities around affordable housing and health disparities to better understand how these issues affect life for Beaches residents.
- First Coast Blessings in a Backpack ($15,000) to provide weekend food packs for students at Beaches schools who rely on free and reduced-price lunch during the school week.
Republished with permission from the Ponte Vedra Recorder, read the full article here.