Community Impact

Community Impact

The Relief Fund’s most recent activation in August 2023 was in response to the racially motivated shooting in New Town that took the lives of three victims. In partnership with the Together Strong Community Fund, this Relief Fund effort, known as “Healing Jax,” mobilized the contribution of $1.2 million to address immediate needs and long-term systemic racial inequities affecting the New Town and Grand Park communities.

Below are the grants allocated, following a thoughtful review by the grantmaking committee composed of partners in the First Coast Relief Fund. Prior to these grantmaking rounds, leaders of the Relief Fund engaged in community conversations to understand the needs arising from the recent shooting incident, particularly impacting the New Town and Grand Park areas of Jacksonville.

This grant opportunity provided funding for nonprofits and grassroots organizations up to $15,000 that were operating programs focused on direct community support and recovery, including but not limited to, food security, community healing and mental health. The size of grants was anticipated to directly relate to the organization’s size, capacity and reach of services.


Northwest Behavioral Health$30,000Mental health services
Family Foundations$15,000Mental health services
Feeding Northeast Florida$15,000Food
The Hub (@ Kings Road)$15,000Youth enrichment, food
New Town Success Zone$15,000Food
Edward Waters University Schell Sweet Center$7,500Senior support
Step by Step Help Foundation$7,500Mental health services
32209 Experience Inc.$5,000Community healing
Jacksonville Community Action Committee$5,000Mental health services
Knowledge & Empowerment$5,000Food
Krumping 4 Success$5,000Youth enrichment
New Town Oasis Marketplace$5,000Food
Pearls of Perfection$5,000Youth enrichment
We C.O.P.E.$5,000Community healing
Silent Women Speaking Foundation$2,500Community healing
Soyini Circle$2,500Youth enrichment
CARES Justice$1,000Food
Families of Slain Children$1,000Food
Greenwood 100$1,000Food

Total Community Impact