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• FIRST COAST RELIEF FUND •

Working Together in Crisis

The First Coast Relief Fund is dedicated to helping Northeast Florida residents in times of crisis by providing critical support to nonprofits when their resources and capacity are strained. The Relief Fund — fueled by the generosity of hundreds of donors in our community — is a first responder for our nonprofit sector, benefitting hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in their time of dire need.

Five local leading philanthropic organizations joined together in 2016 to create the Relief Fund after Hurricane Matthew grazed the coast of Northeast Florida, leaving extensive damage and need in its wake. Strengthened by its partners, donors and grantees, the Relief Fund endures, ready to assist whenever disaster strikes again.

Since its inception, the Relief Fund has distributed $8.98 million through 251 grants to 128 unique organizations in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Focus On COVID-19

The Relief Fund awarded nearly $5.4 million in grants to 112 local organizations that delivered essential human services to residents disproportionately burdened by the COVID-19 crisis. Since the First Coast Relief Fund is designed only for immediate response needs, its grant cycles for the COVID-19 pandemic closed once the community began moving toward long-term recovery solutions. When another community crisis arises, this is the place both nonprofits requesting financial support and individuals hoping to provide it can come to learn more.

Total Community Impact

• AMOUNT DISTRIBUTED •
$8,980,000
• NONPROFITS FUNDED •
128
• GRANTS AWARDED •
251