Nearly $1.2M Distributed To 117 First Coast Nonprofits To Offset COVID Costs

Jan 12, 2021

Grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 have been distributed to 117 First Coast area nonprofits to help offset costs they have incurred during the pandemic.

Funding for the grants came from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund to help cover agencies’ COVID-19-related purchases, including training and testing of staff,  sanitation and social distancing supplies, and equipment to deliver services online.

“These nonprofit organizations, many with limited budgets before the pandemic, suddenly were faced with overwhelming, unplanned costs that were essential to continuing to serve their clients,” said Kathleen Shaw, vice president of programs at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, in a news release Tuesday.

The funding was established in the fall of 2020 thanks to a gift from the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust. Additional money came from individual donors and The Community Foundation's discretionary funds.

The grants went to a wide range of applicants in the foundation’s service area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Here's the full list of grant recipients.

Editor's Note: WJCT was among the nonprofits that received a Community Foundation grant.