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The Community Foundation Launches the Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida is offering grants to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida experiencing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund will assist eligible nonprofit organizations with reimbursement for re-opening costs and/or expenses associated with safely maintaining operations during the pandemic according to health guidelines. Applications are due on November 2, 2020.
Agencies must be a 501c3 public charity based in and providing services in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns Counties). Eligible organizations of any size may apply. Awards will be impacted by the demonstrated need of the organization, support already received, size of organization and numbers served. The maximum award available for each organization will be based on its 2019 gross revenues. It is expected that the average grant award would be between $5,000 and $25,000.

Applications will be taken online for four weeks only, from October 5, 2020 until November 2, 2020. Costs must have been incurred between March 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020, as well as future expected expenses in these same categories that are expected to be incurred in November and December of this year. All expenses must have occurred by December 31, 2020. Additional details about the Fund, including the application, guidelines and FAQ’s are available at

Funding for the Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund is made possible by generous donations from the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust, The Community Foundation’s discretionary funds and individual donors.

Click here to view The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Press Release. 

About The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida - 
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. The Foundation helps donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helps nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helps people come together to make the community a better place. Created in 1964, the Foundation has assets of $483 million and has made approximately $550 million in grants since inception.