nonprofits

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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.

3 Jacksonville-Area Nonprofits Benefit From MacKenzie Scott's $4B In Grants

Dec 18, 2020
MacKenzie Scott
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Three Northeast Florida organizations are getting shares of the $4 billion windfall that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, is doling out to 384 nonprofits across the country.

A Phlebotomist draws blood from a patient for COVID-19 antibody testing.
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A medical company near Orlando is offering up to 5,000 COVID-19 antibody test kits to nonprofits in the Jacksonville area.

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John Grab, Manager of New Teacher Development at Teach For America (TFA) and Lynette Jean Alumna at TFA and Associate Director of Programs at Jacksonville Common Threads were on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect.

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A nearly $5 million grant from Walmart will help more than a thousand young people working retail jobs in Jacksonville gain the skills they need to turn those jobs into careers.

Ben Frazier

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama tried to console the families of Dallas' slain police officers and ease the tensions of a restless nation.

The president was joined on stage by a slew of officials at the interfaith service, including former President George W. Bush.

President Obama closes out his second term amid lingering divisions over race, gun violence and police relations.

Those divisions are painfully felt in Jacksonville, where a series of controversial incidents involving police officers shooting civilians have sparked vigils and protests.

Ben Frazier, spokesperson with the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, joins us to discuss these shootings, Black Lives Matter, police relations, and more.

Warren Miller

Elaine Pace went from being an honor’s student with a college scholarship to living in her car for most of a year.  Despite her share of ups and down, Elaine considers herself incredibly fortunate.


United Way of Northeast Florida

Today is a big day for the United Way of Northeast Florida as the organization officially welcomes it's new president and CEO.

GlobalJax Profile: Hilda Ettedgui

May 27, 2014
Hilda Ettedgui

For almost a decade, a Jacksonville-based organization has brought children from across the globe to the First Coast for life-saving medical procedures.

Ingrid Damiani / KBT & Associates

An enormous, 49-year-old, whole building thermostat control panel in the basement of the former Haydon Burns library will be salvaged and displayed by the company that built it.

Wingard Creative

It’s going to be an exciting year for local nonprofits that win a visit to the "Wishing Well."