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St. Augustine, Fla. – January 5, 2021 – The St. Johns County Education Foundation which operates as INK! (Investing in Kids), has an ongoing mission to provide innovative programs and classroom resources to promote the academic success of students in the St. Johns County School District, Fla. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit was recently honored with $52,000 for teachers and students fr ...

The Community First CARES Foundation AND Y combat social injustice through before and afterschool programming JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – December 11, 2020 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and Community First CARES Foundation, the nonprofit philanthropic arm of Community First Credit Union, have launched an initiative to strengthen before and afterschool programs for youth across ...

Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 25, 2020 — The Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the Community First Cares Foundation (the nonprofit arm of Community First Credit Union) have launched a new and expanded classroom grant program to provide $50,000 in grants to support critical work for students during a challenging new school year. The partnership is the largest grant program of it ...

Funding to aid in development and piloting of MBF Teen Safety Matters®: High School Edition Jacksonville, Fla. (January 23, 2019) – The Community First Cares Foundation – the nonprofit philanthropic arm of Community First Credit Union – has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Monique Burr Foundation Children (MBF). The grant will fund the development and piloting of MBF’s latest p ...

Grants support classroom innovation not funded through traditional budgets JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 20, 2018 – The Community First Cares Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic arm of Community First Credit Union, announces it has awarded the inaugural Champions for Children classroom innovation grants in conjunction with Investing in Kids (INK!). Ten grants were awa ...

JACKSONVILLE,  FL.  November 20,  2018  – The Community First Cares Foundation and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announce 10 additional recipients of its second-year artist grant program. The grants were awarded to the artists at the collaborative Every Single Artist Lounge monthly event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, held at the Museum of Science and History. This ...

(Nassau County, Fla.) – September 7, 2018 - The Nassau Education Foundation announces it has been granted $10,000 from the Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of Community First Credit Union. The donation is designated to buy the innovative BrainPOP program, an animated educational platform that engages students and supports teachers with cross-curricular digit ...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  August 17, 2018 – The Community First Cares Foundation and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announce the five recipients of its second-year artist grant program. The grants were awarded to the artists at the collaborative “Entrepreneur Symposium for Creatives: Every Artist is a Small Business” held on Saturday, August 18 at the Ritz Theatre and M ...

Community First Cares Foundation makes one of the largest single donations in its history to help survivors of sexual assault Jacksonville, Fla. – (July 11, 2018) — The Women’s Center of Jacksonville is honored to accept a donation of $15,000 to counsel survivors of sexual assault through the organization’s new Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Center on Emerson Street. The ...

COMMUNITY FIRST CARES FOUNDATION and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Announce Artist Grants | $10,000 TO BE AWARDED IN 2018 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. April 24, 2018 –The Community First Cares Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Community First Credit Union, in collaboration with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announce the second-year partnership to cont ...

Grant Recipient: Monique Burr Foundation

Monique Burr Foundation Teen Safety Matters Program

A new program, MBF Teen Safety Matters™, was recently launched by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children to prevent child abuse and bullying among teen-agers. 

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637 N Lee St. (P.O. Box 2600)
Jacksonville, FL 32232

Phone: (904) 371-8090

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The Community First Cares Foundation supports projects that place a special emphasis on activities that improve financial literacy, enhance the quality of our educational system, upgrade the health and welfare of our community and help the underserved citizens improve their quality of life.  We offer funding to help our community partners implement these initiative right here on the First Coast.