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• FIRST COAST RELIEF FUND •

Working Together in Crisis

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The First Coast Relief Fund is dedicated to helping Northeast Florida residents in times of natural disaster and man-made crisis by providing critical support to nonprofits. The Relief Fund — fueled by the generosity of hundreds of donors in our community — is a key supporter for our nonprofit sector, benefitting hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in their time of dire need.

The Relief Fund, Northeast Florida’s community crisis response fund, is a collaboration among the region’s largest funders, designed to maximize the impact of tax-deductible donations to support the local community when a crisis sparks an outpouring of generosity from local and national donors. The Relief Fund was originally conceptualized after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and has successfully responded to two hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Together Strong Community Fund is the newest partner in the collaboration, focused on combating the root causes of bias.

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.

Response

Since its inception, the First Coast Relief Fund has distributed nearly $9 million through 251 grants to 128 unique organizations in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. To date, the Relief Fund has been activated in response to two hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic and, most recently, in response to the racially motivated shooting in the New Town and Grand Park neighborhoods of Jacksonville. When another community crisis arises, this is the place both organizations requesting financial support and individuals hoping to provide it can learn more.

Total Community Impact

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