Community Foundation Announces Funding Opportunity

The Community Foundation of North Florida announces the opening of its 20th Anniversary grant cycle.  This grant opportunity aims to strengthen the internal capacity of local nonprofit organizations so they can deliver their services more effectively or efficiently. Specific grant guidelines and application requirements are located on the Community Foundation’s website

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, the Community Foundation of North Florida is offering eight $5,000 grants for a total of $40,000 going to local nonprofit organizations. These grants are made possible by a generous gift from the Ethel and Edwin Ramsey Fund.  The purpose of this fund is to support a wide variety of charitable activity. Grant applications will be due May 17 and awardees will be recognized in early June.  Applicants must be charitable organizations working within the geographic area of the Community Foundation (Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla County).

Some examples of activities that would qualify for funding (in no particular order) are improving technology; development/training/education for Board and/or Staff members; strategic planning; implementing (or improving) evaluations/assessments (of programs, management, board, financial, fundraising, or otherwise); increasing knowledge/skills/resources for accounting and financial management, fundraising, marketing and communications, and service delivery.

“The Community Foundation of North Florida is pleased to extend this opportunity to local nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to help strengthen our area nonprofits so they are better able and equipped to provide their services to our community.” said Joy Watkins, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of North Florida.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please visit the Community Foundation’s website at and click on “Nonprofits” and then “Apply for a Grant” or contact Laura Harwin, Director of Nonprofit Relations at or 850-222-2899, Ext. 100.

About the Community Foundation of North Florida

The Community Foundation of North Florida is a nonprofit public charity serving the 10-County Big Bend area by promoting and supporting charitable giving. The Foundation helps people give to their favorite charities now and beyond their lifetime and helps nonprofit organizations with grants, education and endowment building expertise. For more information, please contact Joy Watkins, President, at or 850-222-2899 ext. 104.