The St. Joe Community Foundation

The St Joe Community Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life of the people who live, work, and play in Northwest Florida. Created in 1999, the Foundation provides grants to the areas of education, environmental stewardship, building healthier communities, and programs that honor the cultural arts. We believe that St Joe is creating communities that will have a long – range impact on the towns and lives of people in the region. The Foundation is funded exclusively by a transfer fee on the sale of real estate in certain communities and resorts St Joe is developing. This fee applies the first time a property is sold, and on each resale.


Working Together, We Can Make
Northwest Florida An Even Better Place To Live

At The St. Joe Community Foundation (Foundation) we consider this area our home - a treasure that deserves thoughtful stewardship. That is why we are investing in the future of the region. We want to be sure what is unique stays that way for generations to come. It is our desire to create a legacy of value for each of the many special communities in this wonderful area that we all call "home". The Commitment: The Foundation was established as a 501(C)3 private foundation dedicated to the ongoing improvement of the quality of life for the people who live, work and play in Northwest Florida.

How To Apply

Applications for funding can be submitted on line. Funding requests are reviewed according to the STJCF guidelines, and then reviewed for approval by the STJCF Board of Trustees at pre-scheduled meetings. The amount granted is dependent upon the availability of Foundation funds during the grant year.

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Grant Guidelines

At The St. Joe Community Foundation (Foundation), we consider our grants in Bay & Walton Counties as investments, not charity or obligations. As such, we look for projects in Bay and Walton Counties that promise long-term returns on the quality of life in our region. Focused primarily on building healthier communities, our investments are based on building civic infrastructure that provides ongoing improvements to the area. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000, although larger grants may be available based on determination of need.

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2018 Community Highlights

The St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc. provided over $2 Million in grants to 105 nonprofits in 2017. Nonprofits such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bay County, Girls, Inc., and New Horizons Learning Center received grants to help area children attend after school programs. The Foundation funded many scholarships as well as technology and sports equipment for local schools. Local cultural arts programs continued to be a focus of the foundation.

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