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Private Foundations vs. Public Charities
Gold – Private foundations: Created to distribute money to public charities or individuals, primarily through the making of grants to other nonprofit organizations. A private foundation does not solicit funds from the public.
Black – Public charities: Direct services with broad public purposes, including educational, religious, scientific, and the literary activities, among others, as well as the relief of poverty and other public benefit actions. Public charities can accept donations from the general public while serving the public good.
5 STAR VETERANS CENTER
CEO: Col. Len Loving
Mission & Vision: The 5 Star Veterans Center works to ensure a positive impact in North Florida by offering safe/secure housing to displaced veterans to alleviate veteran homelessness.
ABILITY HOUSING OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA, INC.
Executive Director: Shannon Nazworth
Mission & Vision: Ability Housing seeks to build strong communities where everyone has a home. Ability Housing’s vision is a society where housing is a right, not a privilege, and all individuals have safe, affordable housing in vibrant communities.
4250 Lakeside Dr., Ste. 116, 32210 | (904) 807-1203 | agingtrue.org
CEO: Teresa K. Barton
Mission & Vision: Aging True has been helping seniors maintain their independence and age gracefully by designing and administering programs in Northeast Florida for the past 54 years. Aging True seeks to provide essential and innovative services and care for individuals, families and communities throughout Northeast Florida to prepare for and support graceful aging.
ALFRED I DUPONT TESTAMENTARY TRUST
Chief Operating Officer: Kara P. Riley
Mission & Vision: The Trustees and staff of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust act as loyal stewards of Alfred I. duPont’s legacy through prudent financial management and faithfulness to his mission and by advancing his mission appropriately through the Trust’s charitable beneficiary, The Nemours Foundation.
THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE JACKSONVILLE
President: Florent Pignaud
Mission & Vision: AFJax’s mission is to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures and to foster cultural, intellectual and artistic exchanges between the United States, France and French-speaking countries.
ALL I KNOW, INC.
Founder/CEO: Claresa Baggs
Mission & Vision: The mission of All I Know INC. is to equip limited resource families and youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs with the tools and skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives.
ALLISON BRUNDICK HARAMIS FOUNDATION – ANGELS FOR ALLISON
Executive Director: Liz Nottingham
Mission & Vision: Angels for Allison is an opportunity to join together in God’s name to help with the financial needs and ongoing support of families who are suffering with the loss of a child.
ALS ASSOCIATION FLORIDA CHAPTER
3242 Parkside Center Cir., Tampa, FL 33619-0907 | (888) 257-1717 | alsafl.org
President/CEO: Philip Flynn III
Mission & Vision: The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
4237 Salisbury Rd., Ste. 406, 32216 | (904) 281-9077 | alz.org
Executive Director: Jessica Marshall
Mission & Vision: The Alzheimer’s Association is working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
1430 Prudential Dr., 32207 | (904) 398-0537 | cancer.org
Executive Director, Community Development: Mel Toran
Mission & Vision: The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
AMERICAN CIVILITY ASSOCIATION
President: Amy Barnett
Mission & Vision: The American Civility Association works to reverse the rising tide of anger, rude behaviors and bullying by educating individuals and families about the dangers of incivility and to equip them with heart tools to live safer and happier lives.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
1650-302 Margaret St., PMB 356, 32204 | (904) 730-7200 | diabetes.org
CEO: Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE
Mission & Vision: The American Diabetes Association works to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
7751 Baymeadows Rd., E., Ste. 106F, 32256 | (904) 903-5215 | heart.org
Executive Director First Coast: Amber Wilson
Mission & Vision: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We are working to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHEAST
6852 Belfort Oaks Pl., 32216 | (904) 743-2933 | lungfla.org
President/CEO: Martha Bogdan
Mission & Vision: The American Lung Association helps save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTH FLORIDA
CEO: Gerald Thomas
Mission & Vision: The American Red Cross works to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
AMPUTEE FITNESS COUNCIL, INC.
Co-founders: Charlene Hixon, Jennifer Simms
Mission & Vision: The Amputee Fitness Council’s mission is to provide accessible and adaptive fitness and recreational opportunities to those who are living with life-changing limb loss.
Executive Director: Diane Tuttle
Mission & Vision: Angelwood helps improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
3832-10 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 183, 32217 | (904) 537-5219 | aquajax.net
Founder/President: George Harrell
Mission & Vision: An advocacy group determined to advance projects for the City of Jacksonville that will provide greater prosperity, growth, and revenues to benefit all citizens. The first AquaJax project will be to place a world-class aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.
THE ARC JACKSONVILLE
President/CEO: Jim Whittaker
Mission & Vision: The ARC works to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.
THE ARK WILDLIFE CARE & SANCTUARY
President: Jonathan Howard
Mission & Vision: To provide a wildlife rescue made up of local area citizens dedicated to saving animals such as squirrels, rabbits, opossums, deer, fox, bobcat, birds, etc., whose lives are in jeopardy. Animals are rescued from a variety of situations and are cared for both emotionally and physically by state licensed rehabilitators, veterinarians, and fosters.
CEO: Melissa Hughey
Mission & Vision: The Arthritis Foundation helps to conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.
THE ARTHUR VINING DAVIS FOUNDATIONS
225 Water St., Suite 1510, 32202 | (904) 359-0670 | avdf.org
Board Chair: J.H. Dow Davis
Mission & Vision: The organization serves to strengthen America through philanthropy to religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes within the United States and its territories.
ART WITH A HEART IN HEALTHCARE
Founders: Lori Guadagno, Lisa Landwirth Ullmann
Executive Director: Christy Ponder
Mission & Vision: Art with a Heart in Healthcare provides personalized fine art experiences that enhance the healing process for patients and their families.
ATLANTIC INSTITUTE OF JACKSONVILLE
Executive Director: Emma Amos
Mission & Vision: Atlantic Institute seeks to be a leading voice on the First Coast that builds mutual understanding and seeks common ground among diverse races, cultures, and faiths.
8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 803, 32217 | (412) 926-7456 | bairfind.org
Founder: Dennis Bair
Mission & Vision: The BairFind Foundation generates leads and tips in the search for America’s missing children.
BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION
Chief Philanthropy Officer: Cindy Reynolds
Mission & Vision: The Baptist Health Foundation, Inc. supports the health system’s mission through philanthropy and stewardship of gifts that enable Baptist Health hospitals and medical facilities — Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baptist Beaches, Baptist Nassau, Baptist South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Batptist AgeWell Center for Senior Health — to continually serve patients and their families and other community health care needs.
BARNABAS CENTER, INC.
1303 Jasmine St., Ste. 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 | (904) 261-7000 | barnabasnassau.org
President & CEO: Wanda Lanier
Mission & Vision: Providing help and hope to individuals and families in need throughout Nassau County to improve their stability, health and well-being so that every individual has an opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life, thereby strengthening our entire community.
352 Stowe Ave., Orange Park, 32073 | (904) 541-1742 | bascainc.org
CEO: Beth Clark
Mission & Vision: BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northeast Florida.
BEACHES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
President/CEO: Guy Cuddihee
Mission & Vision: Beaches Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville’s Beaches. In addition to building and rehabilitating quality, affordable homes for qualified families in need at no profit, the nonprofit guides its partner families through home ownership and provides educational opportunities.
BEAM (BEACHES EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MINISTRY)
850 6th Ave. S., Ste. 400, 32250 | (904) 241-2326 | jaxbeam.org
Executive Director: Lori Richards
Mission & Vision: BEAM is a community-based organization that aims to provide emergency assistance and a path to economic stability for low income residents in Jacksonville’s beaches communities. The nonprofit relies heavily on community support to assist those in need of food or shelter.
BEN’S PLACE SERVICES INC
Director/CEO/Founder: Anne M. Yarbrough
Mission & Vision: The nonprofit serves individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities filling a need for them to have a place to socialize. It provides a great environment for individuals to interact and learn life skills, including personal communication skills, art, and music appreciation. Supported employment and respite care services are available.
BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL
Area Director: Erika Hatch
Mission & Vision: Best Buddies works to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
BETTY GRIFFIN CENTER
Executive Director: Joyce Mahr
Mission & Vision: The Betty Griffin Center offers protection and quality services for victims of domestic violence and their minor children and/or victims of sexual assault and their families of St. Johns County, through operation of a shelter that offers assistance, counseling, and transitional support.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
40 East Adams St., Ste. 220, 32202 | (904) 727-9797 | bbbsnefl.org
CEO: Sara Alford
Mission & Vision: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
BLAKE BORTLES FOUNDATION
Founder: Blake Bortles
Mission & Vision: To support children with intellectual and developmental challenges in their pursuit of full, independent lives and provide support to first responders, with the goal of improving their ability to safely carry out their vital lifesaving work.
THE BOSELLI FOUNDATION
Executive Director: Jennifer Vihrachoff
Mission & Vision: The Boselli Foundation is a faith-based, non-profit organization striving to help children living in at-risk neighborhoods on the Northside of Jacksonville.
BOUQUETS OF KINDNESS
Founder: Lisa Kirkwood
Mission & Vision: Repurposing flowers – engaging seniors. Bringing renewed independence to senior citizens through the activity of arranging repurposed flowers.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB NORTHEAST FLORIDA
555 West 25th St., 32206 | (904) 396-4435 | bgcnf.org
President/CEO: Paul Martinez
Mission & Vision: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL
Scout Executive/CEO: Jack Sears
Mission & Vision: The Boy Scouts of America helps to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices in their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scouts’ Oath and Law.
THE BRAIN TUMOR NETWORK
Founders: Rick and Susan Sontag Executive Director: Kristie Naines
Mission & Vision: The Brain Tumor Network (BTN) is a navigation resource for adult patients and caregivers seeking information about brain tumor treatment options, including clinical trials. BTN utilizes its network of relationships with healthcare providers throughout the United States who specialize in brain tumor treatment to provide personalized information and navigation at no cost to patients, caregivers, or healthcare professionals. BTN also hosts the Brain Tumor Support Group of Northeast Florida, a monthly support group for patients with any brain tumor type, their family members and other caregivers.
BRIGHT MINDS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Board Chair: David Bright
Mission & Vision: Bright Minds Youth Development cultivates young minds for excellence and success by providing opportunities, skills, experience, exposure and positive challenges for children, teens and young adults to improve their quality of life.
CAF & CNL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
136 Sawmill Lakes Blvd., 32082 | (904) 545-2771 | cafcnl.org
Founder: Jim Houston
Mission & Vision: To raise funds for Challenged Athletes Foundation and
Camp No Limits, which provide opportunities and support to people with
CAMP I AM SPECIAL
Ministry Director: Rebecca Aleman
Mission & Vision: Camp I Am Special, a program of Catholic Charities, helps to reflect the compassion and love of God in Christ, by providing persons with disabilities the opportunities to know, love and serve God based on the value and dignity of human life.
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST – INNER CITY MINISTRY
4940 Emerson St., Ste. 104, 32207 | (904) 448-0737, ext. 10 | cru.org
President: Susan Hill
Mission & Vision: Campus Crusade for Christ, Jacksonville, serves and mobilizes the church to live out God’s heart for the poor by training and resourcing volunteers in partner ministries.
CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE (CCI)
Southeast Regional Office: 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Rd., Orlando, FL 32818 | (407) 522-3300 | cci.org
First Coast Chapter President: CJ Smith
Mission & Vision: To enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
CARL S. SWISHER FOUNDATION, INC.
3030 Hartley Rd., #250, 32257 | 904-399-8000
President: Kenneth G. Anderson
Mission & Vision: An independent foundation to support higher education and give grants to youth agencies, health associations, and social services.
THE CARPENTER’S SHOP CENTER
Founder/Executive Director: Cheryl Doro Wilder
Mission & Vision: The Carpenter’s Shop Center is a faith- and community-based organization that improves the health of families by connecting them to resources, providing programs and services that empower and educate families so they can lead responsible, productive lives.
CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT
207 N. Laura St., Ste. 300, 32202 | (904) 281-5599 | capkids.org
President/CEO: Rev. Kimberly Hyatt
Mission & Vision: To enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, underserved school-aged children are empowered to succeed in all areas of their lives.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES JACKSONVILLE
40 East Adams St., Suite 320, 32202 (904) 354-4846 | ccbjax.org
Executive Director: Lauren Weedon Hopkins
Mission & Vision: Catholic Charities puts faith into action to serve the most vulnerable in our community, advocating for justice, human dignity and quality of life, while reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.
CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF THE DIOCESE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
President: Bishop Felipe J. Estévez
Mission & Vision: To expand the opportunities for Christ’s work in the Diocese-its parishes and schools, its ministries and clergy by encouraging stewardship, philanthropy and the growth of perpetual endowment.
CECIL FIELD POW/MIA MEMORIAL
Executive Director: Michael Cassata
Mission & Vision: The memorial will honor all former prisoners of war, remember and never forget those quiet, missing-in-action heroes and the families that wait for their return.
CHALLENGE ENTERPRISES OF NORTH FLORIDA, INC.
Chief Executive Officer: Nancy C. Keating
Mission & Vision: The nonprofit seeks to promote the power of people and possibilities for individuals living with disabilities, so they become enterprising members of their community.
Founder/CEO: Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Mission & Vision: Champion Women is an advocacy organization for girls and women in sports and uses sports to improve the lives of girls and women.
CHILD CANCER FUND
Executive Director: Carla Montgomery
Mission & Vision: Caring support for families fighting childhood cancer.
CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
President/CEO: Theresa Rulien, Ph.D.
Mission & Vision: To improve the lives of children by offering comprehensive behavioral health services. To engage in research/training programs to support improved treatment outcomes, while deepening collaborative partnerships to contribute to a thriving community. To invest in our community by providing counseling and support services to assist children/families in reaching their fullest potential.
THE CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
Buckner Division: 3027 San Diego Rd., 32207 | (904) 493-7744 | chsfl.org
Executive Director: Kymberly Cook
Mission & Vision: The Children’s Home Society embraces children and inspires lives by helping to break generational cycles of child abuse and protect children from harm.
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK JACKSONVILLE
580 W. 8th St. Tower 1, 3rd Floor, 32209 | (904) 244-9354 | cmnjax.com
Executive Director: Emily Williamson
Mission & Vision: To improve the health and welfare of all children by raising funds and awareness for the pediatric programs of UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
CHILDREN’S SAFE PASSAGE
Executive Director: Mike Williams
Mission & Vision: To actively seek out solutions to prevent violence and sexual exploitation against children in the Northeast Florida community.
CHRISTIAN HEALING MINISTRIES
Director of Ministry/President: Judith MacNutt
Mission & Vision: Jacksonville’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer strives to make Christian healing prayer a way of life in families, churches, and medical professions, and to be a visible presence of Jesus’ desire to heal in the world today.
CHRIST’S STARFISH FOUNDATION
President: Carldon Lahey
Mission & Vision: To share the love of Jesus Christ by providing assistance to children’s hospitals through child life specialists and by assisting families of non-cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardships due to medical expenses.
CISV INTERNATIONAL – JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER
1650-302 Margaret St., PMB 279, 32204 | (904) 616-1390 | cisvjax.org
President: Lisa Taylor
Mission & Vision: CISV International helps participants develop skills to become informed, responsible and active global citizens to make a difference in our community and the world.
CITY RESCUE MISSION
426 S. McDuff Ave., 32254 | (904) 387-9377 | crmjax.org
Executive Director: Penny Kievet
Mission & Vision: The City Rescue Mission exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
CITY YEAR JACKSONVILLE
Executive Director: Dan Foley
Mission & Vision: To decrease the rate of high school dropouts, City Year helps close the gap between what students need to succeed and what schools are designed to provide.
CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF JACKSONVILLE
President: Nadine Terk
Mission & Vision: To cultivate classical music connoisseurship through education, performance, and collaborative programming to engage, enrich, and strengthen our community.
CLARA WHITE MISSION
President/CEO: Ju’Coby Pittman
Mission & Vision: The Clara White Mission works in partnership with the community to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, and employment.
CLAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
3292 County Rd. 220, Middleburg, FL 32068 | (904) 291-5561 | ccbhc.org
CEO: Irene M. Toto, LMHC
Mission & Vision: To be a resource that provides mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment to adults, teens, children and families in Clay County.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS – JACKSONVILLE
6261 Dupont Station Ct., 32217 | (904) 344-3900 | cisjax.org
Interim CEO: Leon Baxton
Mission & Vision: Communities In Schools works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA
245 Riverside Ave., Ste. 310, 32202 | (904) 356-4483 | jaxcf.org
President: Martha Baker
Mission & Vision: The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida stimulates philanthropy to build a better community through civic leadership, philanthropic leadership and by providing products and services to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals.
COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH
5126 Timuquana Rd., 32210 | (904) 573-1333 | chojax.org
Executive Director: Lenora Gregory
Mission & Vision: Community Health Outreach works to clothe the needy, feed the hungry and heal the sick in the name of God.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
President/CEO: Susan Ponder-Stansel
Mission & Vision: Community Hospice works to improve the quality of life for patients and families, and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our community.
COMMUNITY REHABILITATION CENTER
CEO: Reginald Gaffney
Mission & Vision: The Community Rehabilitation Center envisions a future where everyone experiences a holistically better quality of life and has access to effective treatment and support essential for living, working, learning and fully participating in the community. CRC promotes the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of individuals and families in Northeast Florida by providing easily accessible, culturally competent, quality competent, and quality-based clinical services.
COMPASSIONATE HEARTS FOR KIDS
Founders: Christina and Richard Wood
Mission & Vision: We desire to show compassion to all children experiencing difficulties by demonstrating love through action: the Caden Project provides Build-A-Bears© to children in hospitals, and Caleb’s Helping Hands finds special solutions for special needs children who need help participating in life’s activities.
COUNCIL ON AGING ST. JOHNS COUNTY
180 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 | (904) 209-3700 | coasjc.com
Executive Director: Becky Yanni
Mission & Vision: The Council On Aging St. Johns County provides leadership and advocacy for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.
COUNCIL ON AGING NASSAU COUNTY
Executive Director: Janice Ancrum
Mission & Vision: The Council On Aging of Nassau County works to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged through their Senior Life Centers as well as compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of area seniors and their families.
CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA/JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER
Take Steps Walk Manager: Ginger Lilley Peace
Mission & Vision: To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
CSI GIVES BACK
Director: Becky Lowry, CMP
Mission & Vision: CSI Gives Back identifies and supports local organizations that directly impact those in true need by providing acts of kindness and bringing smiles to the community.
CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 | (904) 280-0614 | ccpvb.org
Executive Director: Donna Guzzo
Mission & Vision: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach works to bring the arts into the life of our communities through arts education, art appreciation and community outreach.
CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE
Board of Directors Chair: Ann Carey
Mission & Vision: The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville champions the appreciation, relevance, and expression of art and culture.
THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
Director and CEO: Adam Levine
Mission & Vision: The Cummer Museum works to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION – FLORIDA CHAPTER
12627 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 504B, 32223 | (904) 733-3560 | cff.org
Executive Director: Paul Gloersen
Mission & Vision: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to improving the daily lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis and to finding a cure for all people with CF.
President/CEO: Lesley Wells
Mission & Vision: Improve the lives of children and families
DARE – DACHSHUND ADOPTION, RESCUE & EDUCATION
4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd., PMB 179, 32210 | daretorescue.com
President: Alicia Duval
Mission & Vision: DARE views its mission as increasing public awareness through education against animal cruelty, related issues and overpopulation while rescuing and re-homing displaced and unwanted dachshunds and dachshund mixes.
DAVID GARRARD FOUNDATION
245 Riverside Ave., Suite 250, 32202 | (904) 376-7029 | davidgarrardfoundation.org
Director: Heather Surface
Mission & Vision: Founded in 2009, the David Garrard Foundation supports programs that enhance the awareness, education and research of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease. The foundation also aims to support healthy lifestyle choices for youth.
DELORES BARR WEAVER POLICY CENTER – SEE THE GIRL
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 130, 32202 | (904) 598-0901 | seethegirl.org
President/CEO: Lawanda Ravoira, D.P.A.
Mission & Vision: The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is a local nonprofit organization that works to engage communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the justice and child protection systems.
DEPAUL SCHOOL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
3044 San Pablo Rd. South, 32224 | (904) 223-3391 | depaulschool.com
Head of School: Dr. Amber Oliveira
Mission & Vision: The DePaul School of Northeast Florida is committed to understanding and educating students with specific learning differences such as visual and auditory processing disorders, memory or attention deficits and dyslexia.
DLC NURSE & LEARN
4101-1 College St., 32205 | (904) 387-0370 | dlcnl.org
Executive Director: Heather Corey
Mission & Vision: DLC Nurse & Learn’s mission is to provide year-round, high-quality education, nursing care, and therapies to children of all abilities so that children and families can reach their maximum potential.
THE DONNA FOUNDATION
11762 Marco Beach Dr. Ste. 6, 32224 | (904) 551-0732 | thedonnafoundation.org
Founder: Donna Deegan
Executive Director: Amanda Napolitano
Mission & Vision: To provide financial assistance and support to those living with breast cancer and to fund ground-breaking breast cancer research.
THE DONOVIN DARIUS FOUNDATION
13245 Atlantic Blvd., #4-156, 32225 | (904) 290-3320 | donovindariusfoundation.com
Founder: Donovin Darius
Mission & Vision: To educate, equip and empower individuals in identifying their purpose and to maximize their potential, serving the hearts, souls and minds of families in Northeast Florida.
DON’T MISS A BEAT
PO Box 6697, 32226 | (904) 385-4001 | dontmissabeat.org
Director of Programs: Esther Poitier
Mission & Vision: The mission of Don’t Miss a Beat is to blend music, art, academic achievement, and civic engagement to inspire and enlighten children and teens in the Riverside and Brooklyn communities.
DOUGLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS FOUNDATION
2445 San Diego Rd., 32207 | (904) 208-0962
Executive Director: Jacqueline Cornelius
Mission & Vision: The Foundation strives to further the arts program at Douglas Anderson School for the Arts and the talents of the students who attend the school.
DOWNTOWN ECUMENICAL SERVICES COUNCIL
215 N. Ocean St., 32202 | (904) 358-7955 | descjax.org
Executive Director: David Clark
Mission & Vision: The Downtown Ecumenical Services Council provides emergency assistance to people in need through food distribution, clothing assistance and financial assistance.
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF JACKSONVILLE
630 May St., 32204 | (904) 353-6300 | dsaj.org
Executive Director: Debbie Revels
Mission & Vision: To help people with Down Syndrome achieve their full potential and to create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down Syndrome.
DREAMS COME TRUE OF JACKSONVILLE
6803 Southpoint Pkwy., 32216 | (904) 296-3030 | dreamscometrue.org
Executive Director: Sheri K. Criswell
Mission & Vision: To use the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to local children battling life-threatening illnesses.
National Headquarters – One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee 38120
1-800-45DUCKS or (901) 758-3825 | ducks.org/florida
Regional Director (South Georgia/North Florida): Jarrett Lafferty
Mission & Vision: Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
DUVAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
Chapter President: Jody Willis
Mission & Vision: The society is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds and other wildlife, with a primary focus on the preservation of a diversity of species and habitats through education, conservation, environmental leadership, and community involvement.
EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL
6500 Bowden Rd., Ste. 290, 32216 | (904) 208-2044 | elcduval.org
President/CEO: Denise Marzullo
Mission & Vision: The Early Learning Coalition helps lead and support the early learning community in building the best foundation for children from birth to age five.
10688 Old St. Augustine Rd., 32257 | (904) 391-6600 | myeldersource.org
Executive Director: Linda Levin
Mission & Vision: ElderSource empowers people to live and age with independence and dignity in their homes and community.
3832-010 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 348, 32217
(904) 268-8287 | empowermentresourcesinc.org
Executive Director: Elexia Coleman-Moss
Mission & Vision: Empowerment Resources works to make children and families stronger and empower them to be successful leaders in the community today, for a better tomorrow.
P.O. Box 77479, Jacksonville, FL 32226 | (904) 274-1177 | epicoutreach.org
Compassion Creator: Jessie Miller
Mission & Vision: EPIC Outreach exists to inspire compassion by sharing information through humane education, networking, and outreach to create a kinder world for people, animals, and the environment.
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA – JACKSONVILLE
5209 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 101, 32207 | (904) 731-3752 | efof.org
CEO: Karen Egozi
Mission & Vision: The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
EPISCOPAL CHILDREN’S SERVICES
8443 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1, 32256 | (904) 726-1500 | ecs4kids.org
CEO: Connie Stophel
Mission & Vision: Episcopal Children’s Services strives to be a recognized leader in early childhood education that uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn.
EXCHANGE CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Board President: Shawn DeVries
Mission & Vision: Through camaraderie and a shared spirit of service, Exchange Club is a group of men and women who come together, working to make Jacksonville a better place to live through four pillars of service: Americanism, child abuse prevention, community service and youth programs.
EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY CENTER
3119 Spring Glen Rd., Ste. 111, 32207
(904) 306-9318 | exchangeclubfamilycenter.com
Executive Director: Barbara Alexander
Mission & Vision: For 25 years, the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida has offered free, in-home parent aide services to at-risk families across Jacksonville’s First Coast to deter child abuse and strengthen families
FAMILY NURTURING CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE
2759 Bartley Cir., 32207 | (904) 389-4244 | fncflorida.org
Director: Elaine Jacobs
Mission & Vision: The Family Nurturing Center is dedicated to the needs of children and families in crisis throughout Florida.
FAMILY PROMISE OF JACKSONVILLE
225 E. Duval St., 32202 | (904) 354-1818 | familypromisejax.org
Executive Director: Mark Landschoot
Mission & Vision: Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA
1300 Riverplace Blvd., Ste. 700, 32207 | (904) 421-5800 | fssjax.org
President/CEO: Robert Miller
Mission & Vision: The Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. works to be the leader in providing safety, stability, and quality of life for all children by working with the community to strengthen the family unit.
FEEDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA
1116 Edgewood Ave. N., Units D/E, 32254 | (904) 513-1333 | feedingnefl.org
President/CEO: Frank Castillo
Mission & Vision: Feeding Northeast Florida strives to banish hunger from all 17 counties in Northeast Florida.
FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
12735 Gran Bay Pkwy., Ste. 150, 32258 | (904) 606-5148 | firehousesubsfoundation.org
Executive Director: Robin Peters
Mission & Vision: The foundation’s mission is to impact the live-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities.
FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS, INC.
6817 Norwood Ave., 32208 & 464 Cassat Ave, 32254 | (904) 425-0005 | fcnmhp.org
Chief Executive Officer: Rob Levine
Chief Operating Officer: Jennifer Barker
Mission & Vision: First Coast No More Homeless Pets seeks to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all as we save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low-cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats, and deliver a broad range of related programs and services.
FIRST COAST ROWING CLUB
645 Cesery Blvd., 32211 | (904) 479-6325 | stantonriverbankrowing.wildapricot.org
Director of Rowing: Paul Mokha
Mission & Vision: The club’s focused mission is to help children establish strong character, learn life skills, and develop physically and emotionally through the sport of rowing.
THE FIRST TEE OF NORTH FLORIDA
475 W. Town Pl., Ste. 115, St. Augustine, 32092
(904) 810-2231 | thefirstteenorthflorida.org
Executive Director: Jeff Willoughby
Mission & Vision: The First Tee of North Florida works to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
THE FLORIDA BALLET
300 E. State St., Suite E, 32202 | (904) 353-7518 | floridaballet.org
Executive Director: Martha Lemire
Mission & Vision: The mission of The Florida Ballet is to enrich and inspire the cultural landscape of our community through the education and art of classical ballet.
FLORIDA BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
11900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 288, N. Miami 33181
(305) 631-2134 | FloridaBreastCancer.org
Interim President and CEO: Russell Silverman
Mission & Vision: Dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education and research.
THE FLORIDA NONPROFIT ALLIANCE
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 229, 32202 | (407) 694-5213 | flnonprofits.org
Executive Director: Sabeen Perwaiz
Mission & Vision: The Florida Nonprofit Alliance informs, promotes, and strengthens the nonprofit sector in order to create more vibrant communities across the state.
FLORIDA PANCREAS CANCER COALITION, INC.
13007 Chets Creek Dr. N., 32224 | (904) 434-3089 | flpcc.org
President: Anna Murphy
Mission & Vision: The goal of FLPCC is to invest in local, world class, pancreas cancer research, where our neighbors are part of the team and can see the value of their contributions and know where they are being spent.
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
501 W. State St., Ste. 104, 32202 | (904) 633-8100 | fscjfoundation.org
Executive Director: Cleve Warren
Mission & Vision: Florida State College Foundation strives to secure financial resources for Florida State College at Jacksonville to provide students in need access to an affordable, quality education and to enhance the lives and the economic development of Northeast Florida.
128 E. Forsyth St., 32202 | (904) 355-2787 | floridatheatre.com
President: Numa C. Saisselin
Mission & Vision: Our mission, as a nonprofit organization, is to enhance the North Florida community’s quality of life by providing diverse and memorable arts and entertainment experiences, and by preserving a unique historic Jacksonville landmark.
FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE
7035 Philips Hwy., Ste. 36, 32216 | foeinfo.com
Executive Director: Marcus Broadnax
Mission & Vision: Focus on Excellence is a leading college preparatory program in Northeast Florida with the goal of delivering its scholars the best possible college or university and the best possible financial package. Focus on Excellence offers its scholars academic, emotional and social reparation.
FOOD ALLERGY FAMILIES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
President: Lori Cordell
Mission & Vision: Food Allergy Families (FAF) of Northeast Florida is a volunteer-run support group for families managing food allergies. The organization’s vision is to provide support, educate the community and members on food allergies, and advocate for policy improvements for the safety of those who are food allergic.
FOOTPRINTS OF ANGELS
P.O. Box 3565, 32206 | 904-707-3802 | footprintsofangels.org
Director/CEO/Founder: Vernetta Stewart
Mission & Vision: Footprints of Angels supports women impacted by recurring pregnancy loss and infertility. The organization was established to help women through their grief and shame and to help them heal.
730 St. Johns Bluff Rd. | (904) 629-2116 | fostercloset.org
Co-Founder and President: Tammy McGuire
Mission & Vision: To provide a free resource to foster parents and relative and non-relative placements as well as teens living independently to access clothing, children’s accessories, toys, and children’s furniture and more to help take care of the foster children entrusted to them.
FRESHMINISTRIES/BE THE CHANGE INTERNATIONAL
1131 N. Laura St., 32206 | (904) 355-0000 | freshministries.org
Founder, Chairman & CEO: Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III
Mission & Vision: FreshMinistries is an interfaith organization working to eliminate extreme poverty by empowering communities and individuals to realize their full potential.
645 Oak St., 32204 | (904) 355-7584 | fridaymusicale.com
Interim Executive Director: Eric A. Becher, Ph.D.
Mission & Vision: For 125 years, Friday Musicale has supported the Jacksonville community through concerts, educational outreach and scholarships.
FRIENDS OF HEMMING PARK
303 N. Laura St., 32202 | (904) 515-5098 | hemmingpark.org
CEO: Bill Prescott
Mission & Vision: Friends of Hemming Park seeks to transform Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and restores vitality to our city’s public square.
FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS
c/o Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St., 32204
President – Executive Committee: Alicia Strayer
Mission & Vision: Friends of Jacksonville Animals works directly with Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services to benefit the lives of shelter animals by focusing on fundraising to assist with medical care, enrich the shelter environment, and promote adoptions to reduce euthanasia.
FUNK-ZITIELLO FOUNDATION, INC.
830 A1A N., Ste. 13, #187, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082
(904) 373-0737 | championsforhopegolf.com
Director: Judith Zitiello
Mission & Vision: The Funk-Zitiello Foundation seeks to help the community by taking the challenges of individuals and turning them into initiatives that can provide hope and funding to those dealing with extraordinary obstacles.
4599 Worrall Way, 32224 | (904) 821-8995 | gabrielhouseofcare.org
Executive Director: Valerie Callahan
Mission & Vision: To provide affordable, temporary lodging in a “community of healing” environment for adult organ transplant and cancer patients and their caregivers who come to Jacksonville for medical treatment.
GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
1005 Riverside Ave., 32204 | (904) 355-4224 | gardenclubofjacksonville.org
President: Betsy Powers
Mission & Vision: The Garden Club of Jacksonville is dedicated to education, beautification, and conservation citywide with gardening projects at The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, Tree Hill, and The St. Johns Riverkeeper.
GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
555 Stockton St., 32204 | (904) 387-4661 | gatewaycommunity.com
President/CEO: Candace Hodgkins, Ph.D., LMHC
Mission & Vision: Gateway Community Services helps deliver effective treatment and recovery services based on proven steps to help people suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and related mental health issues.
THE GIRLS GONE GREEN
P.O. Box 331745, Atlantic Beach, 32233 | thegirlsgonegreen.com
Executive Director: Julie Watkins
Mission & Vision: To draw attention and proper action to critical issues through outreach and education to protect our planet’s resources, animal welfare and human health.
GIRLS INC. OF JACKSONVILLE
100 Festival Park Ave., 32202 | (904) 731-9933 | girlsincjax.org
CEO: Robin Rose
Mission & Vision: Girls Incorporated works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by being a leading advocacy organization dedicated to extending girls’ voices, issues, and concerns to policy makers, corporations, and the media.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
3986 Blvd. Center Dr., Ste. 102, 32207 | (904) 619-6763 | gotrnefl.org
Executive Director: Laura Lasko
Mission & Vision: To inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The nonprofit envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
GIRL SCOUTS OF GATEWAY COUNCIL
1000 Shearer Ave., 32205 | (904) 388-4653 | girlscouts-gateway.org
CEO: Mary Anne Jacobs
Mission & Vision: Girl Scouts of Gateway Council helps to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
8207 103rd St., 32210 | (904) 777-6344 | gleanersdispatch.org
Founder/Board Chair: H. David Fountain
President: Frank Brashears
Mission & Vision: To challenge hunger by bringing relief to people on fixed but inadequate incomes: senior citizens, disabled, single parents, the under-employed or unemployed between jobs.
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH FLORIDA
4527 Lenox Ave., 32205 | (904) 384-1361 | goodwilljax.org
CEO: Bob Thayer
Mission & Vision: Goodwill Industries is the nation’s largest private provider of training and employment services for people with disabilities and special needs.
GRACE MINISTRY OF HELPING HANDS
1620 Naldo Ave., 32207 | (904) 677-0133 | graceministriesjax.org
Co-Founders: Kathleen McDaniel and Jan Miller
Mission & Vision: Grace Ministry of Helping Hands rescues women on the streets and provides intervention for women recently released from incarceration.
GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO
P.O. Box 108, NAS Jacksonville, 32212-3028 | (904) 778-2821 | usojax.com
Executive Director: Mike O’Brien
Mission & Vision: The Great Jacksonville Area USO provides more than $1 million annually in services through a wide variety of programs and is the channel for community participation during every war effort and in peacetime.
GREENSCAPE OF JACKSONVILLE INC.
1468 Hendricks Ave., 32207 | (904) 398-5757 | greenscapeofjacksonville.com
Executive Director: Anna Dooley
Mission & Vision: Enriching Jacksonville by planting, protecting and promoting trees
9920 Regency Square Blvd., 32225 | (904) 726-5000 | greenwoodjax.org
Head of School: Anthony Mortimer
Mission & Vision: To provide specialized college- and career-preparatory curriculum for middle and high school students with learning differences or difficulties.
GREYHOUNDS AS PETS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
2600 W. 5th St., 32254 | (904) 388-6034 | greyhoundpetsjax.org
Mission & Vision: Greyhounds as Pets of Northeast Florida is a nonprofit corporation which provides a unique opportunity to adopt and enjoy the loving companionship of this versatile breed as a pet.
10 W. State St., Bldg. A, Rm 1003, 32202
(904) 598-5664 | groundworkjacksonville.org
Chief Executive Officer: Kay Ehas
Mission & Vision: Groundwork Jacksonville’s mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.
GROWING PARENTING CHOICES
1637 King St., 32204 | (904) 308-7510 | emergencypregnancyservices.org
Executive Director: Sandra S. Duggan
Mission & Vision: Growing Parenting Choices, a ministry of Ascension St. Vincent’s, empowers women to make informed decisions regarding pregnancy, saves lives, counsels and mentors teens and women through pregnancy.
GUARDIAN ad LITEM FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST, INC.
P.O. Box 10198, 32247-0198 | (904) 255-8440 | galfirstcoast.org
Circuit Director: Vanessa Trivento
Mission & Vision: The Guardian ad Litem program will continue to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned or neglected children. To the fullest extent possible, its vision will be realized through volunteers who will advocate as Guardians ad Litem for the children they serve.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF JACKSONVILLE (HABIJAX)
2404 Hubbard St., 32206 | (904) 798-4529 | habijax.org
President/CEO: Mary Kay O’Rourke
Mission & Vision: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope so that the world might become a place where everyone has a decent residence to live.
HART FELT MINISTRIES
7235 Bonneval Rd., #123, 32256 | (904) 861-2799 | hartfelt.org
President/Executive Director: Kelly Moorman Coggins
Mission & Vision: Hart Felt Ministries helps Jacksonville seniors stay independent and age gracefully in their own homes. Donations help fund emergency financial assistance, minor home repairs, gift cards for groceries and other essential services, including veterinary services.
HAVEN (FORMERLY HAVEN HOSPICE)
9143 Philips Hwy., Ste. 480, 32256 | (904) 733-9818 | beyourhaven.org
President: Gayle Mattson
Mission & Vision: Haven helps to honor life by providing comfort, care and compassion to those they serve.
P.O. Box 140 Ponte Vedra Beach, 32004 | (904) 716-4198 | HealAutismnNow.org
Executive Director: Jason Gurka
Mission & Vision: Inspiring, educating, and funding services for those affected by autism in our community in order to make our community the best place to live for those affected by autism.
3800 Joe Ashton Rd., St. Augustine, 32092 | (904) 834-2938 | healthyunow.org
Founder: Dr. Julie Buckley
Mission & Vision: The HealthyUNow Foundation’s mission is to develop virtual and physical communities that support the treatment of autism for individuals and their families in a healthy living environment.
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
11250 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 15123, 32257
(904) 631-6357 | hearingloss.org, www.hla-jax.org
Chapter President: Tom Logue
Mission & Vision: The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
HEART FOR CHILDREN INC.
1429 Winthrop St., 32206 | (904) 619-6792 | heartforchildreninc.com
Founder/CEO: Joyce Brinson
Mission & Vision: Heart for Children is a family-oriented organization that teaches the importance of education and team building. One of HFC’s many goals is for children to grow into productive adults who will one day positively give back to their communities.
HELPING WIN (WOMEN IN NEED), Inc.
4940 Emerson St., Suite 107, 32207 | (904) 831-6046 | helpingwinnefl.org | [email protected]
Founder/Executive Director: Gwen Gallagher-Howard
Mission & Vision: Helping WIN is a nonprofit founded to provide emergency cash assistance to women battling poverty through partner agencies in Northeast Florida.
772 Foxridge Center Dr., 32065 | (904) 264-2522 | hendersonhaven.com
Founders: Lee and Sherri Henderson
Mission & Vision: To protect and support the inherent rights of all people, including those who are developmentally disabled, to choose where and with whom they work, live and play.
25 N. Market St., 32202 | (904) 513-0203 | hersongjax.org
Founder: Rachel White
Mission & Vision: To address the issue of sex trafficking of young women in Northeast Florida by providing restorative aftercare services to survivors and by offering community awareness and outreach programs. To create a fully operational Her Song residential community where young women can heal from the devastating effects of sexual exploitation and find the confidence to succeed and the courage to move forward.
THE HOPE CHEST
304 Corporate Way | (904) 278-3870 | sevomed.com
The Hope Chest Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial support for medical care for pets battling cancer, debilitating chronic illnesses, and to support pets that have been displaced due to catastrophic natural disasters.
HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE
9801-12 Baymeadows Rd., PMD #148, 32256 | (904) 333-9448 | hopeforabetterlife.com
President/Board Chair: Dr. Mary Pentel
Mission & Vision: Hope for a Better Life, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for socially and economically disadvantaged children and adults in Northeast Florida by focusing on a different local nonprofit each year to promote its mission, raise awareness and funds.
HOPE HAVEN CHILDREN’S CLINIC & FAMILY CENTER
4600 Beach Blvd., 32207 | (904) 346-5100 | hope-haven.org
CEO: Stella Johnson
Mission & Vision: Hope Haven provides excellence in educational, psychological and related therapeutic services for children, families and young adults with special needs.
HOPE SPRINGS FLORIDA
25 N. Market St., 32202 | (904) 805-3497 | facebook.com/HopeSpringsFlorida
Founders: Joe and Ann Rodgers
Mission & Vision: Hope Springs Florida is a vacation respite home for families, primarily those with autism, with all services necessary for an affordable beach experience. By caring for the caregiver, HSF seeks to strengthen families and to make northeast Florida known as the “go to” destination for compassionate vacationing for special needs children.
P.O. Box 4909, 32201 | (904) 354-0076 | hubbardhouse.org
CEO: Dr. Gail A. Patin
Mission & Vision: Hubbard House strives to make every relationship violence-free and to ensure safety for victims and their children, empowerment of victims, and social change through education and advocacy.
HUGS FROM HUNTER
230 Canal Blvd., Ste. 2, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082
Founder: Laurie K. Hodges
Mission & Vision: To heal hearts by serving those in need in the community.
HUMBLE HARVEST MINISTRIES
4446-1A Hendricks Ave., Ste. 310, 33207 | humbleharvestministries.com
Founders: Lori Ibach and Janice Jurkovic
Mission & Vision: The goal of this annual outreach is to continue to give, in Jesus name, to those in need in our communities, through a super-size, free garage sale.
2935 Dawn Rd., 32207 | (904) 374-5623 | hungerfight.org
CEO & Founder: Sherri Porter
Mission & Vision: Hunger Fight works to eradicate hunger in North East Florida and the surrounding area.
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
(904) 641-7984 | hdsa.org/nofl
Development Manager, Southeast Region: Craig Mayers
Mission & Vision: Dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease, HDSA offers community services, education, advocacy and research.
3909 Soutel Dr., 32208 | (904) 924-0756 | imastarfoundation.org
Founder & Executive Director: Betty Burney
Mission & Vision: To empower youth to believe they are solution-oriented STARS (Smart Talented And Resilient Students) destined to change the world!
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
2709 Art Museum Dr., 32207 | (904) 399-8484 | theilrc.org
Executive Director: Tyler Lasher Morris
Mission & Vision: Jacksonville’s leading cross-disability based organization, ILRC provides personalized services to people with disabilities.
1720 Hamilton St., 32210 | (904) 388-7730 | innministry.org
Executive Director: Judith Newberg
Mission & Vision: The Inn Ministry promotes and encourages mothers to become spiritually, physically and mentally stable so they will be capable of providing a home for their children and to become productive members of society.
IN RIVER OR OCEAN
1625 Atlantic Blvd., 32207 | (904) 384-0775 | inriverorocean.org
Founders: Gary and Terry Roberts
Mission & Vision: The nonprofit promotes the protection, restoration and rational management of all river and ocean resources, and supports environmental education through scholarships, conservation programs and fishing tournaments.
IN THE PINK
3547 Hendricks Ave., 32207 | (904) 396-5515
522 North 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, 32250 | (904) 372-0029
CEO/Founder: Jeri Millard
Mission & Vision: In the Pink is a nonprofit boutique and salon dedicated to helping women heal, cope and survive the effects of cancer– physically and emotionally.
JACKSONVILLE ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION
President: Lauren O’Connell
Mission & Vision: Founded in 1914, the philanthropic association has a continuous history of supporting the greater Jacksonville community. Recognized for its achievements by the National Panhellenic Council, JAPA members have given over 25,000 volunteer service hours to help those in the community.
JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
1445 Millcoe Rd., P.O. Box 350430, 32225 | jacksonvillearboretum.org
President, Board of Directors: Lawrence Gierum
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens seeks to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration.
JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AID
126 W. Adams St., 32202 | (904) 356-8371 | jaxlegalaid.org
President/CEO: James A. Kowalski, Jr. Esq.
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid works to assist our low-income neighbors in our community with civil legal problems.
JACKSONVILLE AREA SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH NETWORK – JASMYN
P.O. Box 380103, 32205 | (904) 389-3857 | jasmyn.org
CEO: Cindy Watson
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network works to support and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by creating safe space, providing youth development services and bringing people and resources together to promote diversity and human rights.
JACKSONVILLE ARTISTS GUILD
4129 Oxford Ave., 32210 | jacksonvilleartistsguild.org
President: Ron Episcopo
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Artists Guild is dedicated to elevating artistic awareness and participation by artists through dynamic programs and exhibitions that enhance, encourage and promote the arts.
JAX CHAMBER FOUNDATION
3 Independent Dr., 32202 | (904) 366-6634 | jaxchamberfoundation.org
President: Dawn Adams
Mission & Vision: The JAX Chamber Foundation serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.
JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS
225 E. Duval St., 32202 | (904) 353-1636 | jaxchildrenschorus.org
Artistic & Executive Director: Darren Dailey
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus works to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.
JACKSONVILLE CIVIC COUNCIL
800 W. Monroe St., 32202 | (904) 354-0530 | jaxciviccouncil.com
President: Jeanne Miller
Mission & Vision: To help resolve community issues by studying a problem, proposing one or more solutions, advocating for change, and providing resources and support.
JACKSONVILLE DOG CAFÉ
(904) 610-0746 | jaxdogcafe.com
Executive Director: Carolyn Snowden
Mission & Vision: The Jax Dog Café assists other animal rescue nonprofit organizations with adoption efforts by providing a small, intimate, stress-free environment for homeless dogs to meet and greet with prospective forever families.
JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
314 Palmetto St., 32202 | (904) 665-0064 | jaxhistory.org
Executive Director: Alan Bliss
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Historical Society works to foster and promote appreciation of the history of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.
JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY
8464 Beach Blvd., 32216 | (904) 725-8766 | jaxhumane.org
Executive Director: Denise Deisler
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of the community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
THE JACKSONVILLE LADIES
4083 Lannie Rd., 32218 | (904) 565-1859 | jacksonvilleladies.org
Chair: Kathie Garrett
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Ladies serve as the “final witness” for all burials at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, especially for those who have no family or friends present, to say a prayer and give the thanks and respect former military so deserve.
JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 110, 32202 | (904) 356-7757 | jaxpef.org
President: Rachael Tutwiler Fortune
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund strives to inform and mobilize the community to advocate for universally high-quality public schools for all children.
JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
303 N. Laura St., #334, 32202 | (904) 630-1995 | jplfoundation.org
Board Chair: Robin Albaneze
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation helps to strengthen the ability of the Jacksonville Public Library to serve as an educational and cultural resource for the community.
JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM
9000 Cypress Green Dr., 32256 | (904) 732-4343 | jsakids.org
Founder & Executive Director: Michelle Dunham
Mission & Vision: Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) is dedicated to helping individuals with autism and their families by tapping into all available resources to provide “outside of the desk” thinking. With a focus on whole child development and individualized programs that encourage both family and community involvement, JSA is able to nurture each student to reach his/her full potential. Not just a place for learning, JSA creates an environment where relationships grow and lives are changed.
JACKSONVILLE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION
117 W. Duval St., Ste. 275, 32202 | (904) 630-1304 | jsca.org
President: Brenda Frinks
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association fosters and encourages mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, economic, educational and professional exchanges between the people of Jacksonville and the people of our Sister and Friendship Cities.
JACKSONVILLE SPEECH & HEARING CENTER
1010 N. Davis St., Ste. 101, 32209 | (904) 355-3403 | shcjax.org
President/CEO: Mike Howland
Mission & Vision: To provide the highest quality professional and compassionate care to all individuals with hearing, speech, and/or language disorders in our community, regardless of ability to pay.
JACKSONVILLE SPORTS COUNCIL
1 Gator Bowl Blvd., 32202 | (904) 798-1700 | gatorbowlsports.com
President/CEO: Rick Catlett
Mission & Vision: The Gator Bowl Association works to create an economic impact through increasing tourism and meaningful charitable giving.
300 Water St., Ste. 200, 32202 | (904) 354-5479 | jaxsymphony.org
President/CEO: Robert Massey
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Symphony’s mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music. Its vision is to be the premier orchestra in the Southeast.
JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE
903 W. Union St., 32204 | (904) 723-4007 | jaxul.org
President/CEO: Dr. Richard Danford Jr.
Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Urban League works to assist African Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS
370 Zoo Pkwy., 32218 | (904) 757-4463 | jacksonvillezoo.org
Executive Director: Tony Vecchio
Mission & Vision: Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr., 32202 | (904) 633-5437 | jaguars.com/community
Senior Vice President: Peter Racine
Mission & Vision: Believing that youth represent the community’s future, the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation is committed to support programs benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth, families and other NFL and team charitable initiatives.
THE JED FUND
66 Evans Dr., Jacksonville Beach, 32250 | thejedfund.org
Founder/President: Dione Garnand
Mission & Vision: The Jed Fund assists animal welfare organizations which work diligently to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. The project-based mission identifies the needs of these groups, fundraises and markets for them in order to provide lifesaving and life-enhancing funds.
THE JERICHO SCHOOL
1351 Sprinkle Dr., 32211 | (904) 744-5110 | thejerichoschool.org
Executive Director: Angelo Martinez
Mission & Vision: The mission of The Jericho School is to provide comprehensive, individualized science-based education not otherwise available in the community. Children with autism and other developmental delays deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential.
JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 300, 32202 | (904) 353-0890 | dupontfund.org
President: Mari Kuraishi
Mission & Vision: The Jessie Ball duPont Fund works to expand access and create opportunity by investing in people, organizations and communities that were important to Jessie Ball duPont.
JEWISH COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
8505 San Jose Blvd., 32217 | (904) 730-2100 | jcajax.org
Executive Director: Adam Chaskin
Mission & Vision: The JCA strengthens Jewish life, serves as a common meeting ground, and enhances the quality of life of the entire community.
JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES
8540 Baycenter Rd., 32256 | (904) 448-1933 | jfcsjax.org
CEO: Colleen Rodriguez
Mission & Vision: To help people help themselves and serve all persons in a non-discriminatory manner.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF JACKSONVILLE
8505 San Jose Blvd., 32217 | (904) 448-5000 | jewishjacksonville.org
Executive Director: Alan Margolies
Mission & Vision: The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville is a fundraising organization supporting the local and global Jewish community funding local and overseas partner agencies; forging strong connections with Israel and helping Jews across the Diaspora; supporting fellow Jews in need; inspiring the next generation to embrace Jewish identity and value Jewish education, and providing programs and services designed to engage the local Jewish community.
THE JIM MORAN FOUNDATION
100 Jim Moran Blvd., 33442 | (954) 429-2122 | jimmoranfoundation.org
Chairman/President: Jan Moran
Mission & Vision: The mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community.
JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 2867, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32004 | jimandtabithafurykfoundation.com
Founders: Jim and Tabitha Furyk
Mission & Vision: To help families in need in Northeast Florida by providing food, shelter, educational, emotional and medical support through charitable partners in the community and through project specific funding generated through donations and the annual Furyk & Friends Concert and Celebrity Golf Classic.
P.O. Box 24667, 32241 | (904) 384-8725 | jtcrunning.com
President: Larry Roberts
Mission & Vision: As a promoter of the next generation of runners, JTCRunning supports high school track and cross-country programs and awards scholarships that enable many high school athletes to attend running camp each summer. JTCRunning frequently collects used running shoes which are donated to local homeless shelters.
JT TOWNSEND FOUNDATION
830 A1A N., Ste. 187, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082 | (904) 373-0737 | jttownsendfoundation.org
Executive Director: Pauline Gerry
Mission & Vision: The JT Townsend Foundation helps First Coast families with children and adults with disabilities by providing adaptive equipment or comprehensive financial assistance.
JUDY NICHOLSON KIDNEY CANCER FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 50127, 32240 | (904) 309-0502 | jnfkidneycancer.org
President: Linda Ostoski
Mission & Vision: The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation is dedicated to furthering awareness and education, providing support, and funding research.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTH FLORIDA
4049 Woodcock Dr., Ste. 200, 32207 | (904) 398-9944 | JAjax.com
President: Steve St. Amand
Mission & Vision: Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE
2165 Park St., 32204 | (904) 387-9927 | jljacksonville.org
President: Anne Detlefsen
Mission & Vision: The Junior League of Jacksonville is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
1935 S. Lane Ave., Ste. 1, 32210 | (904) 783-6312 | justicecoalition.org
Executive Director: Michael Liles
Mission & Vision: The Justice Coalition works to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, faith-based organizations, and local officials.
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER
9700 Philips Hwy., Ste. 106, 32256 | (904) 739-2101 | jdrf.org
Executive Director: Brooks Biagini
Mission & Vision: To improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications
114 Camp K9 Rd., Ponte Vedra, 32081 | (904) 686-1956 | k9sforwarriors.org
CEO: Rory Diamond
President: Bett Simon
Mission & Vision: K9s For Warriors provides service canines to disabled American veterans, empowering them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
1650-31 Margaret St., Ste. 208, 32204 | (904) 384-2111 | kampkritter.com
Executive Director: Sue Towler
Mission & Vision: Kamp Kritter is a nonprofit, no-kill sanctuary committed to finding permanent homes for strays, abused or unwanted dogs, and provides a loving environment for unadoptable dogs to live out their days in peaceful surroundings.
KATE AMATO FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 51043, Jacksonville Beach, 32240 | (904) 629-8300 | kateamatofoundation.org
Founders: Lisa and Jeff Amato
Mission & Vision: To fund innovative, nontoxic treatments for childhood cancer. And to support innovation that accelerates the pace of progress in pediatric cancer research.
KATIE CAPLES FOUNDATION
1617 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 32034 | (904) 491-0811 | katiecaples.org
Founders: David and Susan Caples
Mission & Vision: The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors and eliminating the wait for the more than 125,000 adults and children in need of a lifesaving organ transplant.
KIDS FIRST OF FLORIDA
1726 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 32073 | (904) 278-5644 | kidsfirstofflorida.org
CEO: Irene M.Toto
Mission & Vision: Kids First of Florida works to ensure the safety of children through a holistic approach designed to support the health and well-being of families in order to build a healthier community one family at a time.
KIDS TOGETHER AGAINST CANCER
2 Shircliff Way, 32204 | (904) 308-5822 | ktacjax.com
Program Coordinator: Jenny Lehman
Mission & Vision: Kids Together Against Cancer offers support for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer.
L’ARCHE JACKSONVILLE, INC.
700 Arlington Rd. N., 32211 | (904) 721-5992 | larchejacksonville.com
Executive Director: Melanie Saxon
Mission & Vision: To create an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts and to affect a positive change in the world.
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 230, 32202 | (904) 396-6263 | leadershipjax.org
CEO: Jill Langford Dame
Mission & Vision: To educate, connect and inspire diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities and to be the catalyst for vibrant, connected communities where diverse perspectives are valued and encouraged for the greater good.
LEARN TO READ
40 E. Adams St., Ste. LL 30, 32202 | (904) 238-9000 | learntoreadjax.org
Executive Director: Marcus Haile
Mission & Vision: To increase literacy awareness and improve adult literacy in Jacksonville through formal instruction and volunteer-based tutoring byproviding adult basic education to adults ages 16 and over who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills.
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY NORTH
AND CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER
40 East Adams St., Ste. LL40 Jacksonville, FL 32202 | 904-332-6414 | lls.org/northern-central-florida
Area Director: Vanessa MaceiraM
Mission & Vision: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
100 N. Laura St., Ste. 600, 32202 | (904) 353-1300 | lisc.org/jacksonville
Executive Director: Janet Owens
Mission & Vision: LISC Jacksonville is the leading nonprofit community development organization in the nation, focused on transforming challenged urban communities into neighborhoods of choice and opportunity—good places to work, do business and raise families.
LITERACY PROS OF JACKSONVILLE
118 E. Monroe St., 32202 | (904) 358-7323 | about.me/literacypros
President: Julia Henry-Wilson
Mission & Vision: Literacy Pros of Jacksonville, Inc. believes every child has the potential to succeed and remains firmly committed to this vision, helping kids achieve academic excellence.
LIVE FOR TODAY
P.O. Box 10432, 32247 | (904) 619-9071 | live-for-today.org
Founders: Todd Blake, Katie Pearsall, Kaitlyn Ash
Mission & Vision: To help young adults with cancer by providing dynamic opportunities, fostering community support, and promoting healthy living.
LUTHERAN SERVICES OF FLORIDA HEAD START
3027 San Diego Dr., 32207 | (904) 423-8637 | lsfnet.org
LSF HEALTH SYSTEMS
9428 Baymeadows Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 320, 32256 | (904) 900-1075 | lsfnet.org
Executive Director: Dr. Christine Cauffield
Mission & Vision: Lutheran Services Florida serves to bring God’s healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
4615 Philips Hwy., 32207 | (904) 448-5995 | lssjax.org
Executive Director: Bill Brim
Mission & Vision: Motivated and guided by the compassion of Christ, Lutheran Services serves and cares for people in need.
6867 Southpoint Dr., Ste. 103, 32216 | (904) 503-0344 | mainspringacademy.org
Head of School: Garrett Adamson
Mission & Vision: Mainspring Academy helps students with special needs and learning challenges reach their fullest potential.
MAKE-A-WISH® NORTHEAST FLORIDA
3938 Sunbeam Rd., Ste. 3, 32257 | (904) 580-5906 | cnfl.wish.org
Development Manager: Cindy Kruty
Community Engagement Manager: Jaclyn Normandin
Mission & Vision: Make-A-Wish wants each wish experience to be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. The foundation endeavors to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish-kid and to make donated resources go as far as possible.
MALIVAI WASHINGTON KIDS FOUNDATION
1096 W. 6th St., 32209 | (904) 359-5437 | malwashington.com
Executive Director/CEO: Terri Florio
Mission & Vision: The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation works to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities.
MANDARIN MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Rd., 32223 | (904) 268-0784 | mandarinmuseum.net
President: Sandy Arpen
Mission & Vision: The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society shares the stories of Mandarin’s history, culture and natural resources by providing engaging programs that educate, entertain and inspire.
MARCH OF DIMES
9838 Old Baymeadows Rd., #109, 32256 | (904) 398-2821 | marchofdimes.org/florida
Executive Director: Jill Harrington
Mission & Vision: March of Dimes is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
819 Park St., 32204 | (904) 355-5491 | margaretsmemories.org
Founder: Nicole Remo
Mission & Vision: Margaret’s Memories is a standing mission project of the Riverside Park United Methodist Church and makes Bereavement Memory Boxes for parents who lose a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death shortly after birth. The boxes are donated to local hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida.
MCKENZIE NOELLE WILSON FOUNDATION
13936 Ascot Dr., 32250 | (904) 992-0124 | caregivegrow.org
Foundation Director: Adrian Gibbs
Mission & Vision: The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation desires to inspire and help young people find their purpose in a world of challenges.
MEMORIAL PARK ASSOCIATION
President: Percy Rosenbloom III
Mission & Vision: The Memorial Park Association is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Memorial Park, which was dedicated in 1924 to honor Floridians who died in service during World War I.
MENINAK CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
P.O. Box 8626, 32239 | (904) 745-3393 | meninak.org
Executive Director: Catherine M. Hill
Mission & Vision: The Meninak Club is dedicated to the overall betterment of the spiritual, cultural and social attributes of Jacksonville.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
4615 Philips Hwy., Ste. 300, 32207 | (904) 738-8420 | mhajax.org
CEO: Wendy Hughes
Mission & Vision: Mental Health America of Northeast Florida raises awareness, provides training on mental health and wellness, helps people navigate the system, and impacts mental health policy and legislation.
METHODIST CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
7915 Herlong Rd., 32210 | (904) 783-1681 | methodistchildrensvillage.com
Executive Director: Kelly Paterno
Mission & Vision: The Methodist Children’s Village works to enhance the quality of young children’s lives through nurturing, early intervention, and developmentally based education.
P.O. Box 16287, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 | (904) 491-6364 | micahsplace.org
Executive Director: Heather Woody Jones
Mission & Vision: Micah’s Place provides prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence and provides education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence.
800 Shetter Ave., 32250 | (904) 241-6767 | missionhousejax.org
Executive Director: Lori Anderson
Mission & Vision: Mission House helps meet the needs of homeless adults at the Beaches through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level.
MONIQUE BURR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
7807 Baymeadows Rd. E., Ste. 205, 32256 | (904) 642-0210 | moniqueburrfoundation.org
Executive Director: Lynn Layton
Mission & Vision: The Monique Burr Foundation works to make a positive impact on the community at large, to create change in a family’s life for the better, and to give hope in the life of a child by providing bullying and child abuse prevention safety education that is relevant to issues facing children today, including all forms of abuse, neglect, bullying, and internet safety.
MORNING STAR SCHOOL
725 Mickler Rd., 32211 | (904) 721-2144 | morningstar-jax.org
Principal: Jean Barnes
Mission & Vision: Morning Star School’s mission is to provide a strong foundation of faith, service and academics for students with learning differences, encouraging all students to reach their full potential. Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, Morning Star is the only special education school in the Diocese of St. Augustine.
MURRAY HILL THEATRE
932 Edgewood Ave. S., 32205 | (904) 388-3179 | murrayhilltheatre.com
Founder/President: Tony Nasrallah
Mission & Vision: Murray Hill Theatre is an alcohol-free, drug-free, smoke-free, all-ages nightclub that showcases live music with a positive message to present things of faith in a positive light. As an alternative to typical bars and nightclubs, it gives people a safe nightspot to enjoy live entertainment.
THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
6196 Lake Gray Blvd., Ste. 105, 32244 | (904) 296-7434 | mda.org
Executive Director: Lauren Herringdine
Mission & Vision: The Muscular Dystrophy Association works to save and improve lives of people fighting muscle disease.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
P.O. Box 16404, 32245 | (904) 724-7782 | namijacksonville.org
President: Tara Wildes
Mission & Vision: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Jacksonville helps support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.
NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY
55 Chapel St., Ste. 200, Newton, Mass. 02458 | (617) 924-9997
CEO: David F. Arons, JD
Mission: National Brain Tumor Society unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites the community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and care partners.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY NORTH FLORIDA
8940 Western Way, Ste. 16, 32256 | (904) 332-6810 | nationalmssociety.org
Executive Director: Michael Ugarte
Mission & Vision: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in North Florida and raise funds for critical MS research.
807 Children’s Way, 32207 | (904) 697-3600 | nemours.org
CEO: R. Lawrence “Larry” Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP
Mission & Vision: Nemours is committed to improving the health of children.
NEUROSURGERY OUTREACH FOUNDATION
PO Box 8201, 32239 | (866) 735-9536 | neurosurgeryoutreach.org
Founders: Dr. Philipp and Carmina Aldana
Mission & Vision: The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation, Inc., is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with the mission to advance neurosurgical care in underserved communities through service, education and support.
NEW HEIGHTS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
3311 Beach Blvd., 32207 | (904) 396-1462 | newheightsnefl.org
President/CEO: Sue Driscoll
Mission & Vision: Formerly Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Florida, New Heights works to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and their families and empower their independence and lifelong growth through quality services.
NEXT STEPS, INC.
3545 St Johns Bluff Rd. S, Ste. 1, PMB 255, 32224 | (904) 434-1054
President: Vena Patton
Mission & Vision: Next Steps is a financial and referral resource for women released or about to be released from the Duval County Detention Center.
THE NONPROFIT CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 100, 32202 | (904) 425-1182 | nonprofitctr.org
CEO: Rena Coughlin
Mission & Vision: The Nonprofit Center of N.E. Florida connects, strengthens, and advocates for nonprofits, creating a more vibrant Northeast Florida.
NORTHEAST FLORIDA AIDS NETWORK
2715 Oak St., 32205 | (904) 356-1612 | nfanjax.org
Executive Director: Donna Fuchs
Mission & Vision: Northeast Florida AIDS Network provides compassionate leadership, services, and advocacy in meeting the prevention, health, spiritual, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities.
NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
(NEFAR) CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
7801 Deercreek Club Rd., 32256 | (904) 394-9494 | nefarcharitablefoundation.org
CEO: William Glenn East
Mission & Vision: With a vision to be the charity of choice for real estate professionals, the mission is to serve as an advocate and resource for local nonprofit communities in Northeast Florida.
NORTHEAST FLORIDA WOMEN VETERANS ASSOCIATION
2133 Broadway Ave., 32209 | (904) 862-6039 | womenveteransresources.org
President: Deloris Moton Quaranta
Mission & Vision: Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. is focused on ensuring women who have served on active duty, or in the National Guard or Reserves and their children, transition into the civilian community with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
NORTH FLORIDA HEALTHY START COALITION
644 Cesery Blvd., Ste. 210, 32211 | (904) 723-5422 | nefhealthystart.org
Executive Director: Faye Johnson
Mission & Vision: The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida.
NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST
843 W. Monroe St., 32202 | (904) 479-1967 | nflt.org
President: Jim McCarthy
Mission & Vision: To preserve the natural resources, historic places and working lands of North Florida.
NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
223 Mill Creek Rd., 32211 | (904) 724-8323 | northfloridaschool.org
Head of School: Sally Hazelip
Mission & Vision: The mission of North Florida School of Special Education is to discover and foster each student’s unique abilities revealing their highest potential within an engaged community.
THE OLD DOG HOUSE SENIOR DOG RESCUE
1650 Margaret St., Ste. 302, PMB 137, 32204 | (904) 419-7387 | theolddoghouse.org
Founder: Erik Stordahl
Mission & Vision: The Old Dog House is Northeast Florida’s first nonprofit dedicated to giving older and senior dogs a chance at living out their lives in dignity.
1 UNF Dr., #53, 32224 | (904) 620-1000 | onejax.org
Executive Director: Nancy Broner
Mission & Vision: OneJax seeks to promote diversity as the foundation for a strong community. It works to increase respect and improve relationships among people who represent the rich menagerie of religious, ethnic, racial and cultural groups within the community.
7595 Centurion Pkwy., 32256 | (904) 353-8263 | oneblood.org
President/CEO: George “Bud” Scholl
Mission & Vision: OneBlood provides a safe, available and affordable blood supply to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.
OPERATION NEW UNIFORM
8825 Perimeter Park Blvd., 32216 | (904) 328-1600 | operationnewuniform.org
Executive Director: Michelle McManamon
Mission & Vision: Operation New Uniform’s mission is to train veterans and their families for fulfilling careers and develop their skills as they grow within an organization while producing confident veterans who are coveted and embraced in the business community.
1 W. Adams St., Ste. 301, 32202 | (904) 421-8585 | pacecenter.org
President/CEO: Mary Marx
Mission & Vision: PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
PAJCIC FAMILY FOUNDATION
102 Palm Pl., Neptune Beach, 32266
President: Helen Pajcic Nicholson
Mission & Vision: The Pajcic Family Foundation promotes social justice, animal welfare and the preservation of mother nature, with a focus on the Jacksonville community.
PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK
National Office: 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 725-0025 | pancan.org
President/CEO: Julie Fleshman
Mission & Vision: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
PASTORAL COUNSELING SERVICES
2140 Mango Pl., 32207 | (904) 398-2437 | pastoralcounselingservices.net
Executive Director: Cliff Thomas
Mission & Vision: To work with people to foster healing, growth and life-giving change through holistic mental healthcare and community-building.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION OF
CANCER SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA
7015 AC Skinner Pkwy., Ste. 1, 32256 | (904) 519-2739 | pafcsnf.org
President: Beth Page
Mission & Vision: The Patient Assistance Foundation of Cancer Specialists of North Florida offers short-term financial assistance for day-to-day living expenses to patients undergoing treatments for cancer or blood-related diseases.
PATRONS OF THE HEARTS
841 Prudential Dr., Ste. 1300, 32207 | (904) 202-2919 | foundation.baptistjax.com
Interim Chief Development Officer: Audrey M. Moran
Mission & Vision: Patrons of the Hearts is a program that functions under the umbrella of the Baptist Health Foundation and benefits international children that live in corners of the world with no access to the specialized care they require.
THE PERFORMERS ACADEMY
3674 Beach Blvd., 32207 | (904) 322-7672 | theperformersacademy.org
Executive Director: Kathryn McAvoy
Mission & Vision: The Performers Academy works to increase access to the performing arts for all children in the Jacksonville Area.
THE PETER BRAGAN FOR BETTER BASEBALL FOUNDATION
1010 E. Adams St., Ste. 105, 32202 | (904) 327-5069 | peterbraganbbf.org
Founders and Co-chairs: Peter and Nancy Bragan Jr.
Mission & Vision: The Peter Bragan for Better Baseball Foundation financially supports and promotes the game of baseball for betterment in Northeast Florida and provides scholarships for higher education. The foundation’s vision includes the opening of The Jacksonville Baseball Museum to provide a cultural destination to showcase the historical legacy of baseball in Jacksonville.
THE PGA TOUR – THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
112 PGA TOUR Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 | (904) 285-3700 | pgatour.com
Executive Director: Jared Rice
Mission & Vision: The PGA TOUR, its players and tournaments support more than 3,000 charities. These local and national organizations work in a range of areas affecting the lives of millions in the communities where we live and play.
PINE CASTLE INC.
4911 Spring Park Rd., 32207 | (904) 733-2681 | pinecastle.org
CEO: Lori Ann Whittington
Mission & Vision: Pine Castle works to enrich the lives of people with developmental and acquired disabilities by providing opportunities to learn, work and live in our community.
PINK RIBBON CLASSIC
P.O. Box 483, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32004 | (904) 567-6180 | pinkribbonjax.org
Co-Chairs: Joanne Ghiloni and Nancy Morrison
Mission & Vision: The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of events created to raise funds for local breast cancer research and related services at Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville.
PLANNED GIVING COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
50 N. Laura St., Ste. 2500-44, 32202 | (904) 887-3843 | pgcnefl.org
President: Sharon Clark
Mission & Vision: The council’s mission is to foster awareness and to provide an effective forum for education, communication, networking and collaboration for our gift planning community.
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE
3450 Monument Rd., 32225 | (904) 854-6555 | jaxpal.com
Executive Director: Lt. Lakesha Burton
Mission & Vision: The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville works to enrich the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs.
PONTE VEDRA WOMAN’S CLUB
P.O. Box 957, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32004 | (904) 654-7281 | pontevedrawomansclub.com
President: Ti Haroldsonn
Mission & Vision: The club was established in 1970 by 15 women who wanted to work together for a charitable cause; over the decades the list of charities and scholarships has increased.
PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES
4115 Post St., 32205 | (904) 338-0920 | PSMJax.org
Executive Director: Teri Ketchum
Mission & Vision: A faith-based ministry connecting goods and services with partner agencies who serve those in need.
PROJECT: COLD CASE
10 S. Newnan St., Ste. 1, 32202 | (904) 525-8080 | projectcoldcase.org
Executive Director: Ryan Backmann
Mission & Vision: Project Cold Case focuses on helping with unsolved criminal homicides.
3373-1 Highway 17 N., 32043 | (904) 284-0340 | quigleyhouse.org
CEO: Ana Martinez-Mullen
Mission & Vision: The Quigley House works to provide advocacy and empowerment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing community education to heighten awareness.
1001 Mayport Rd., #330491, Atlantic Beach, 32233 | (720) 256-6143 | readusainc.com
Founders: Ellen Wiss and Vanessa Tussey
Mission & Vision: The goal is to put books in the hands of every low-income child, introduce the love of reading and learning, and to end the cycle of poverty.
820 Barnett St., 32209 | (904) 438-8109 | rethreaded.com
Founder & President: Kristin Keen
Mission & Vision: The mission of Rethreaded is to renew hope, reignite dreams, and release potential for survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally through business.
THE RITA FOUNDATION
(904) 363-1493 | the-rita-foundation.org
Volunteer Chairman: Charles R. Jantz
Mission & Vision: The Mission of The RITA (Research Is The Answer) Foundation is to raise awareness and money to help in the fight against all cancers, with an emphasis on breast cancer.
RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS
300 Water St., Ste. 200, 32202 | (904) 472-4270 | ritzchamberplayers.org
Executive and Artistic Director: Terrance Patterson
Mission & Vision: The Ritz Chamber Players foster the appreciation of chamber music through performances and educational outreach featuring preeminent African American musicians and composers, with an emphasis on building audiences and arts inclusion that reflects our diverse society.
RIVER GARDEN HEBREW HOME
11401 Old St. Augustine Rd., 32258 | (904) 260-1818 | rivergarden.org
CEO: Martin Goetz
Mission & Vision: River Garden Hebrew Home helps to provide a wide range of quality, cost effective elder care services in residential, outpatient, and community-based settings, to create a comfortable, caring, and dignified home for the frail elderly, to serve people of all faiths while maintaining Jewish identity, and to act as a valuable educational resource in elder care for the entire community.
RIVERSIDE TRADITION HOUSE
2911 Riverside Ave., 32205 | (904) 384-1839
Manager: Leigh Johnson
Mission & Vision: Established in 1971 by Riverside Presbyterian Church to provide a safe, secure residence for adult men wishing to recover from the problems resulting from substance abuse.
RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES
3901 Carmichael Ave., 32207 | (904) 899-6300 | rrhs.org
Chief Operating Officer: Kenneth Arnold
Mission & Vision: The River Region Human Services works to provide integrated health services that change lives, rebuild families, and restore communities.
PO Box 5, Palatka, FL 32178 | (386) 983-0658 | Rodeheaverfoundation.org and RBR.org
President: Dan Martinez
Mission & Vision: Rodeheaver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting Rodeheaver Boys Ranch by means of grants, corporate and private donations, and more. Children make their way to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch because they have no home of their own due to parental death, desertion, divorce, disability or dysfunction.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF JACKSONVILLE
824 Children’s Way, 32207 | (904) 8074663 | rmhcjacksonville.org
Executive Director: Diane Boyle
Mission & Vision: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging and other services for critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families.
4772 Safe Harbor Way, 32226 | (904) 757-7918 | safeharboracademy.com
Co-Founder & Executive Director: Robbie W. Smith
Mission & Vision: A nonprofit maritime-based boarding school that teaches discipline and seamanship as a therapeutic model for helping turn around at-risk teenage boys.
SAFE HAVEN OF NE FL
4823 Shelby Ave., 32210 | (904) 572-9529 | safehavenofnefl.org
Executive Director: Kathy Swafford
Mission & Vision: Committed to protecting children from prolonged abuse by changing the laws, one at a time, Safe Haven NE FL is determined to limit the number of chances given to offenders. Its mission is to protect innocent children at all costs.
ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
2727 Atlantic Blvd., 32207 | (904) 674-7223 | SaintFrancisAnimalHospital.org
Founder: Susan Shelton, DVM, DABVP
Mission & Vision: St. Francis Animal Hospital strives to make healthcare accessible to all owned pets.
ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER
2800 University Blvd. N., 32211 | (904) 256-7591 | stjohnsriverkeeper.org
Executive Director: Jimmy Orth
Mission & Vision: The St. Johns Riverkeeper works to be an independent voice that defends, advocates, and activates others to protect and restore the St. Johns River.
ST. MICHAEL’S SOLDIERS
1342 Coopers Hawk Way, Middleburg, 32068 | (904) 599-7855 | stmichaelssoldiers.org
Founders: Kathy and Jim Signorile
Mission & Vision: St. Michael’s Soldiers is dedicated to the support of the deployed men and women of the United States military, and to the service of those injured in the line of duty in the Jacksonville area.
ST. VINCENT’S HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
1 Shircliff Way, 32204 | (904) 308-7300 | jaxhealth.com
President & Chief Development Officer: Virginia Hall
Mission & Vision: St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation is dedicated to spiritually centered holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.
SALVATION ARMY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
328 N. Ocean St., 32202 | (904) 301-4875 | salvationarmyflorida.org/jacksonville
Area Commander: Major Keath Biggers
Mission & Vision: The Salvation Army works to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
SANCTUARY ON 8TH STREET
120 E. 8th St., 32206 | (904) 356-3588 | sanctuaryon8th.org
Executive Director: Rick Cartlidge
Mission & Vision: The Sanctuary On 8th Street works to encourage and empower Jacksonville youth and families in need by ministering to their spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual needs.
SCHULTZ CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP
4019 Blvd. Center Dr., 32207 | (904) 348-5757 | schultzcenter.org
Executive Director: Simmie A. Raiford, Ph.D.
Mission & Vision: The Schultz Center is a resource and convener for innovative learning, leadership and professional development systems.
1 San Jose Pl., Ste. 31, 32257 | (904) 529-1951 | seamarkranch.com
Executive Director: Fred Meiners
Mission & Vision: Seamark Ranch is a nurturing Christian home and family system that gives children from families in crisis the tools they need for a brighter future.
SENIORS ON A MISSION
2050 Art Museum Dr., Ste. 102, 32207 | (904) 551-4373 | seniorsonamission.org
Founder & Executive Director: Joanne Hickox
Mission & Vision: Seniors on a Mission exists to love and encourage independent-living senior citizens, enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace and purpose-filled lives.
SHANNON MILLER FOUNDATION
4311 Salisbury Rd., 32216 | shannonmiller.com
Founder: Shannon Miller
Mission & Vision: Through education and awareness of the health risks associated with childhood obesity, the Shannon Miller Foundation strives to make a positive impact on children’s health.
THE SHOELACE FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 551029, 32255 | (904) 479-5925 | theshoelacefoundation.org
Founder: Denard Robinson
Mission & Vision: The Shoelace Foundation works to empower underprivileged youth to become productive members of society.
SINGLE VISION, INC.
8185 Forest Hills Rd., Melrose, 32666 | (904) 377-7993 | singlevisioninc.org
Founder: Carl Bovard
Mission & Vision: Single Vision’s mission is worldwide conservation of endangered species and the preservation of land and habitat essential to earth’s remaining wildlife.
THE SONTAG FOUNDATION
Founders: Rick and Susan Sontag Executive Director: Hilary Keeley
The Sontag Foundation is one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the United States. Along with providing funding for research, the Foundation supports the efforts of local nonprofit organizations to develop new, self-sustaining programs and initiatives, relating to healthcare and social services. Since 2002, the Foundation has funded over $35 million in grants for brain cancer research and provided support to 58 nonprofits in Northeast Florida, most recently through its Oral Health Initiative.
SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB CHARITIES, INC.
President: Walter Smith
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to promote the Civic, Economic and Social Improvement of Greater Jacksonville.
SBMC Charities awards college scholarships for local high school and college students.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA
1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711 | (352) 243-9536 | specialolympicsflorida.org
Director/CEO/Founder: Sherry Wheelock, President & CEO of Special Olympics Florida
Mission/Vision: Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training, competition, and health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athletes or their caregivers, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected, and contributing members of their communities.
THE SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF JACKSONVILLE
2970 Mercury Rd., 32207 | (904) 699-6640 | spinabifidajax.org
Executive Director: Demery Webber
Mission & Vision: The Spina Bifida Association provides support for families living with Spina Bifida.
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS
P.O. Box 54429, Jacksonville, FL 32245-4367 | (877) 735-7837 | stepupforstudents.org
Senior Gift Officer: Elizabeth Watson
Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the information and financial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, we help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity.
611 E. Adams St., 32202 | (904) 359-0457 | sulzbachercenter.org
President/CEO: Cindy Funkhouser
Mission & Vision: The Sulzbacher Center works to empower homeless and at-risk women, children and men through health, housing and income services thereby restoring hope and self-sufficiency.
SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTH FLORIDA
200 W. Forsyth St., Ste 1620, 32202 | (877)-465-6636 | komennorthflorida.org
President: Paula Schneider
Mission & Vision: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
tag! THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ST. AUGUSTINE
76 Dockside Dr., Ste. 105, St. Augustine, 32084 | (904) 647-1757 | tagmuseum.org
Executive Director: Kim MacEwan
Mission & Vision: To create transformative, play-based opportunities to discover, explore and innovate, which would result in a world where all people think for themselves, confidently ask questions, compassionately and collaboratively solve problems, and creatively craft a better world.
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN
4527 Lenox Ave., 32205 | (904) 384-1361 | takestockjax.org
Director: Leah Lynch
Mission & Vision: Take Stock in Children works to change the lives of deserving children by combining in-school support through a college support coach, the promise of a college or vocational school scholarship and most importantly the guidance of a caring mentor.
TEACH FOR AMERICA
214 N. Hogan St., Ste. 6010, 32202 | (904) 353-6517 | teachforamerica.org
Executive Director: Darryl Willie
Mission & Vision: Teach For America works to enlist, develop and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.
TESORI FAMILY FOUNDATION
101 Marketside Ave., Ste. 404 #345, 32081 | (904) 479-8330 | tesorifamilyfoundation.org
Founders/Board Co-Chairs: Paul and Michelle Tesori
Mission & Vision: The foundation’s mission is to achieve great things through God by lending a helping hand, providing hope, and healing hearts for children. Its vision is to make a positive change in the lives of children in the local community and those touched by the PGA TOUR.
THERAPY ANIMAL COALITION
P.O Box 170, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082 | (904) 567-6863 | therapyanimalcoalition.org
Board President: Kristi Leonard
Mission & Vision: To grow the therapy animal community by educating the public about pet therapy; providing assistance and support to aspiring therapy animal teams; facilitating volunteer opportunities and continuing education for registered therapy animal teams; and assisting facilities and organizations with starting therapy animal programs. Therapy Animal Coalition’s vision is to be the leading resource for sharing the healing love of pets.
TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION
2220 County Rd. 210 W, Ste 108, PMB 317, 32259 | (904) 380-8499 | timtebowfoundation.org
President: Steve Biondo
Mission & Vision: The Foundation’s mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.
TIMUCUAN TRAIL PARKS FOUNDATION
9953 Heckscher Dr., 32226 | (904) 707-3584 | timucuantrailparksfoundation.org
Executive Director: Mark Middlebrook
Mission & Vision: The Timucuan Trails Parks Foundation serves to protect, preserve and promote the Timucuan Trail Parks through advocacy, fundraising and marketing.
TOM COUGHLIN JAY FUND FOUNDATION
5000 Sawgrass Village Cir., Ste. 6, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082
(904) 543-2599 | tcjayfund.org
Executive Director: Keli Coughlin Joyce
Mission & Vision: The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support.
TREE HILL NATURE CENTER
7152 Lone Star Rd., 32211 | (904) 724-4646 | treehill.org
Executive Director: Mark Mummaw
Mission & Vision: Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural areas.
TRINITY RESCUE MISSION
622 W. Union St., 32202 | (904) 355-1205 | trinityrescue.org
Executive Director: Rick Denny
Mission & Vision: Trinity Rescue Mission provides emergency services and long-term recovery programs to the hungry, homeless and hurting in the greater Jacksonville area.
3349 St. Augustine Rd., 32207 | (904) 396-2401 | ucomjax.org
Executive Director: Sara Mitchell
Mission & Vision: UCOM serves the community to ensure that no one faces hunger alone, providing emergency relief to those facing food insecurity, providing one hot meal a day to the homebound, and providing help to those willing to break their cycle of crisis.
1 UNF Dr., 32224 | (904) 620-2151 | unf.edu/foundation/
Board Chair: Vince McCormack
Mission & Vision: The UNF Foundation provides financial support and counsel for the University of North Florida, including assisting the university in the building of the endowment and in financially supporting the long-term academic and other priorities of UNF.
UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 200, 32202 | (904) 390-3200 | unitedwaynefl.org
President/CEO: Michelle Braun
Mission & Vision: United Way provides leadership, resources and focus to change lives in our community by creating sustainable improvements in education, income and health.
VISION IS PRICELESS COUNCIL
3 Shircliff Way, Ste. 546, 32204 | (904) 308-2020 | visionispriceless.org
Executive Director: Jami Bueker
Mission & Vision: The Vision Is Priceless Council works to serve as the premier community resource for improving the vision health of First Coast children and adults through screening, referral, and education.
VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE JACKSONVILLE
41 E. Duval St., 32202 | (904) 399-2766 | vim-jax.org
President/ CEO: Jennifer Gornto Ryan
Mission & Vision: Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville works to improve the health of the Greater Jacksonville community by providing free outpatient medical service to those who are employed but cannot afford health insurance or health care for themselves and their families.
WALK-OFF CHARITIES OF JAX
12620-3 Beach Blvd. Ste. 325, 32246 | (904) 955-1278 | walkoffcharities.com
President: Frank Frangie
Mission & Vision: Walk-Off Charities of Jax was established to support youth baseball and the growth of the sport through various activities and programs, primarily focused on supporting the North Florida baseball community.
WE CARE JACKSONVILLE
4080 Woodcock Dr., Bldg. 2400, Ste. 130, 32207 | (904) 674-6450 | wecarejacksonville.org
Executive Director: Susan King
Mission & Vision: We Care Jacksonville provides primary and specialty care to the uninsured, the homeless, and the medically underserved people of Jacksonville.
WHITE OAK CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
581705 White Oak Rd., Yulee, FL 32097 | (904) 225-3200 | whiteoakwildlife.org
Mission & Vision: The White Oak Conservation Foundation is committed to protecting, promoting and preserving endangered species and habitats.
WILDLIFE RESCUE COALITION
6853 Seaboard Ave., 32244 | (904) 779-5569 | wildlifecoalition.com
Founder: Barbara Tidwell
Mission & Vision: To ensure respect for all wildlife through education and conservation, while providing orphaned, injured and displaced animals with a second chance at life.
WJCT PUBLIC MEDIA
100 Festival Park Ave., 32202 | (904) 353-7770 | wjct.org
President and CEO: David McGowan
Mission & Vision: WJCT Public Media uses its unique assets as a resource for citizens to come together to celebrate human diversity, experience lifelong learning, and actively engage in matters of civic importance, all to improve the quality of our lives and our community. WJCT is to be regarded as an indispensable community resource, connecting citizens to content, sharing ideas, and setting the standards through which the community learns and grows.
THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
1596 Lancaster Terrace #5B, 32204 | (904) 737-4371 | facebook.com/Womansclubjax/
Mission & Vision: The mission of The Woman’s Club of Jacksonville is civic, literary, philanthropic, scientific and social in nature. The goal is to improve, benefit and advance women’s causes as well as reach out into the community and give aid to worthy organizations.
(904) 463-2877 | womenadejax.org
Founder: Judy Hicks
Mission & Vision: WomenadeJax mentors children at Daniel Kids through career development, fun and community service.
THE WOMEN’S BOARD OF WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
1325 San Marco Blvd., Ste. 802, 32207 | (904) 202-2866 | womensboardwch.com
President: Katherine Armstrong Forrester
Mission & Vision: The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital strives to further awareness in the community of the services and facilities of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and to raise funds to ensure the finest available pediatric care.
WOMEN’S CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE
5644 Colcord Ave., 32211 | (904) 722-3000 | womenscenterofjax.org
Executive Director: Teresa Miles
Mission & Vision: The Women’s Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.
WOMEN’S GIVING ALLIANCE
245 Riverside Ave., Ste. 310, 32202 | (904) 356-4483 | jaxcf.org/wga
President: Ellen Wiss
Mission & Vision: The Women’s Giving Alliance makes grants to nonprofit organizations to support critical community services for women and girls.
WOMEN WRITING FOR (A) CHANGE, JACKSONVILLE
(904) 307-3047 | womenwritingjacksonville.com
Founder: Jennifer Wolfe
Mission & Vision: To be a diverse community of women creating change in themselves and their worlds one truth, one voice at a time.
WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF JACKSONVILLE
100 Festival Park Ave., 32202 | (904) 280-8162 | worldaffairscounciljax.org
Executive Director: Trina Medarev
Mission & Vision: The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville works to promote an understanding of the world and its people and to engage citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
4899 Belfort Rd., Ste. 300, 32256 | (904) 296-7350 | woundedwarriorproject.org
CEO: Lt. General Michael Linnington
Mission & Vision: The Wounded Warrior Project works to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
101 W. State St., 32202 | (904) 437-9033 | yearup.org
Executive Director: Morris Applewhite
Mission & Vision: Year Up finds and develops untapped and diverse talent to power the workforce in technology and business with some of the world’s largest companies. Their workforce training program targets underserved young adults that are underemployed and within one year, take them from minimum wage to meaningful careers.
9378 Arlington Expressway, Ste. 325, 32225 | (904) 802-2774 | yeshaministries.com
Founder: Grandmaster Charles Coker
Mission & Vision: Yeshá’s mission is to train and develop Disciples of Christ through sanctioned martial arts with a vision that its disciples would demonstrate Christian leadership principals to positively impact the lives of the individuals they touch.
YMCA OF FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST
40 E. Adams St., Ste. 210, 32202 | (904) 296-3220 | firstcoastymca.org
President & CEO: Eric K. Mann
Mission & Vision: The YMCA strives to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
YOGA 4 CHANGE
P.O. Box 330117, Atlantic Beach, 32233 | (904) 510-2004 | yoga-4-change.com
Founder/Executive Director: Kathryn Thomas
Mission & Vision: To heal and empower veterans, incarcerated individuals, venerable youth and those dealing with substance abuse through a purpose-driven yoga curriculum.
YOUNG LIFE JACKSONVILLE
PO Box 2173, Jacksonville 32203 | (904) 387-9633 | jacksonville.younglife.org
Area Director: Mike Shea
Mission & Vision: Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith.
PO Box 692, Conway, SC 29528 | (843) 655-2835 | youngstroke.org
Founder/Executive Director: Amy Edmunds
Mission & Vision: Young Stroke is the first and only American advocacy organization formed to specifically address the unmet needs of young adult stroke survivors and their caregivers.
YOUTH CRISIS CENTER
3015 Parental Home Rd., 32216 | (904) 725-6662 | youthcrisiscenter.org
President/CEO: Kim Sirdevan
Mission & Vision: The Youth Crisis Center works to build a healthier community by empowering young people and families to rise above adversity, supporting their vision for a stronger community through stronger families.