The St. Joe Community Foundation accepts grant application from organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, other than religious or political affiliated organizations whose purpose for the grant is political or religious activities. Organizations should be based in Bay and/or Walton County or may be recognized as a County Chapter of a state or national charity serving residents of Bay or Walton County.
Nonprofit organizations may submit their applications under one of the four pillars of the Foundation.
Supporting Cultural Arts: Projects and initiatives essential to cultivating, developing, educating and improving cultural experiences in the community.
Strengthening Education: Projects and initiatives to improve the educational process or access to education for children/and or adults in the community.
Improving Healthcare: Projects and initiatives that positively impact the physical and/or mental health and wellness in the community.
Protecting the Environment: Projects and initiatives that protect, preserve and restore the communities’ natural resources.
APPLICATION EVALUATION CRITERIA
The St Joe Community Foundation, Inc looks for projects in Northwest Florida with a focus, but not a limitation on Bay and Walton counties that promise long-term returns on the quality of life in our region. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000, although larger grants may be available based on determination of need. We look for programs that: Make Northwest Florida an even better place to call home, work toward fundamental improvements in the quality of life, include a plan for measuring success and financial accountability, are structured for sustainable impact, demonstrate a track record for success, or reasonable probability for success and economic sustainability, and leverage support in concert with others to better address the greatest challenges.
The St. Joe Community Foundation typically does not fund the following:
Administrative or Overhead Costs
Grants to be used for Reimbursement Purposes
Brick and Mortar
For Profit Organizations
All Foundation requests must be submitted on or before the below deadlines:
2023 GRANT DEADLINES
2024 GRANT DEADLINES
Please submit all Foundation requests to the below address:
St. Joe Community Foundation
Attn: April Wilkes, Executive Director
130 Richard Jackson Blvd, Suite 200
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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