CFNF Agency Endowment Support
COVID-19 Nonprofit Need Support
In some capacity or another, everyone is being affected by the current circumstances of COVID-19. There is no doubt that this has become a major disruption to our personal lives and to the day-to-day functions of our local community. Our nonprofit organizations provide a great number of services to people who rely on support from their organizations. The nonprofits’ response to COVID-19 is adding additional challenges to their organizations to meet an increase in demand for services.
The Community Foundation has a number of endowment funds established by nonprofit organizations for the purpose of providing long-term sustainability support for their organizations. At CFNF we are not only dedicated to assisting our donor fundholders with their charitable goals, we are also committed to supporting our nonprofit Agency fundholders efforts to grow their endowments. In circumstances like the one we are in now; we want to shine a light on our nonprofits to support their efforts to help our community journey through the crisis brought about by COVID-19.
As a CFNF donor fundholder you may join us in supporting our Agency fundholders’ during this critical time by giving the gift of a grant to support the Agency needs provided in list below.
Support CFNF Agency Needs with your Donor Advised Fund
To recommend a grant for the immediate needs of a CFNF Agency fundholder listed below, simply click the "Give Today " button and login to your DonorCentral account or call the Community Foundation office (850) 222-2899 and we will be more than happy to assist you.
When making a grant recommendation, in the Grant Purpose field, please specify the designated need(s) for which you would like your grant to support or simply indicate COVID-19 Relief Support.
NON-CFNF FUNDHOLDERS: If you are not a CFNF fundholder and would like to support an Agency's needs due to COVID-19, please click on the Agency name below to visit their website to learn more about ways to give.
CFNF Agency Fundholder Overviews
COVID-19 Relief Support Needs
This page will be updated as Agency need information is received.
The nonprofit organizations listed below all have established an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida.
2-1-1 Big Bend provides assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info. for the immediate needs for members of our community.
Hotline crisis counselors have been unable to work remotely due to 2-1-1 Big Bend's current phone system. As the pandemic continues, anticipation of an increase in mental health related calls will occur. Funds would be used to purchase a new phone system as well as the expense increases associated with monthly operations, training, and staff support.
Ability 1st empowers people with disabilities to live independently and enhance their quality of life.
At this time Ability 1st has no immediate needs.
Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. exists to provide comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers in the Big Bend area. Our goal is to enable caregivers to sustain a decent quality life as they care for their loved one, and to provide a comfortable, dignified existence for people living with dementia.
Suspended respite services and a postponed fundraiser have impacted Alzheimer's Project revenue. Funds would be used to defray expenses resulting from this lost revenue.
The American Red Cross supports families following disasters by providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support.
American Red Cross is in need of funding for Disaster Go Kits (gloves, sanitizers, masks, etc.), technology remote equipment such as smartphones, hotspots, and laptops for direct and indirect client assistance.
Animal Shelter Foundation was created by volunteers to support the animals in the care of Tallahassee Animal Services, more commonly known as the Animal Shelter at Tom Brown Park. The Shelter is an open admission facility which means that every animal is accepted and no animal is turned away.
At this time the Animal Shelter Foundation has no immediate needs.
Aucilla Christian Academy is dedicated to providing a “Christian Environment of Academic Excellence" and provide students with a high-quality, college preparatory education, ultimately producing future leaders and responsible citizens.
Aucilla students and families living in rural communities have technology and internet needs resulting from the pivot to an online learning platform. Funds would be used to re-establish the same level of excellence in classroom instruction once is resumed on campus. Aucilla would also like to add back the after-school care program and transportation services to meet the needs of their students and families.
A Women’s Pregnancy Center educates, supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with compassionate care.
Funding needed for urgent material assistance for moms struggling to provide for diapers, shampoo, clothing, a needed third location is under construction with computer, tables and a phone system needs.
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes to help families build strength, stability and independence in a safe and secure place to call home.
At this time Big Bend Habitat for Humanity has no immediate needs.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition works to end homelessness in the Big Bend through leadership, education, advocacy, and the provision of quality services.
At this time Big Bend Homeless Coalition has no immediate needs.
Big Bend Hospice provides quality programs such as Music Therapy, Community Bereavement and Charity Care to patients and families that are unfunded to positively impact the way our community experiences serious illness or grief one family at a time.
As a result of COVID-19, Big Bend Hospice has canceled their largest annual fundraiser resulting in a 25% impact to their annual budget. Funds would be used to continue to support programs, operations, the current need of a generator to supply electricity to the entire Hospice House, and Charity Care for those who do not have the ability to pay.
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Loss of revenue will impact Big Brothers Big Sisters' ability to provide services to children enrolled in their programs. Additionally, many children do not have the needed technology for the online learning environment currently being administered. Funds would be used to help sustain daily operations and purchase laptops for BBBS children.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend of the Big Bend works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Funding is needed to purchase laptop computers to loan to those students during the summer who do not have access to a computer, the support the hiring teachers who can work online and hourly to provide tutoring services to students in addition to general materials & supplies.
For more than 35 years Boys Town North Florida has provided hope and healing to at-risk youth and families; improving the lives for those suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, enabling them to reach their full potential.
*The endowment fund with CFNF is designated to support achievement and academic programs at Boys Town North Florida.
COVID-19 relief funding would be used to support additional staff and/or overtime pay, purchasing educational resources and recreational activities to ensure all needs are being met while students are out of school as well as the demand of additional meals/groceries.
Brain Injury Association is dedicated to individuals who have survived a brain injury and their families with a mission to “improve the quality of life for all persons with brain injury and their families by creating a better future through brain injury awareness, prevention, research, education, support services and advocacy.”
At this time Brain Association of Florida has no immediate needs.
Brehon Family Services improves the lives of families and children in North Florida by providing services and programs that promote healthy families, nurturing parent-child relationships, and healthy babies. Brehon House supports women in the community who are pregnant and homeless by offering them safe housing, access to education, medical care and child care.
Brehon is currently in need of funds to purchase diapers, baby wipes and other infant supplies for program participants and to keep the maternity home operational.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum was established to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at the camp during WWII. Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training Infantry Divisions and their support units in amphibious operations by U. S. Army Engineer Special Brigades.
With the museum being temporarily closed, financial support is needed to help meet operational needs. Funds would be used to pay utilities, security system bill, and a portion of the wages for two part-time employees to assist them during this pandemic.
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida serves, empowers, and advocates for impoverished and vulnerable families and individuals of any race, religion or national origin across the Florida Panhandle.
Grant funding to utilize serving the working poor, or those that have lost their jobs. To focus on families with children in the household, the elderly, and the homeless.
CESC offers help and hope by creating solutions that provide a path to self-sufficiency to those in poverty through a variety of projects – each with their own intention and purpose.
At this time CESC, Inc. has no immediate needs.
Chaires Church was known as Mount Zion Church (1863-1887), then became New Hope Church (1887-1892) and on January 1, 1892 it became Chaires Methodist Church. Chaires UMC opened for church services with 25 charter members.
At this time Chaires United Methodist Church has no immediate needs.
Christ Episcopal Church was organized in 1840 and admitted to the Diocese of Florida in 1842. William D. Moseley, Esq., the first Governor of Florida, was one of the five original vestrymen.
At this time Christ Episcopal Church has no immediate needs.
Cornerstone Learning Community is a private school with a public mission, treating parents as partners, teachers as leaders, and students as individuals. Cornerstone aims to be a model for what schools can be, both in terms of engagement with the broader community and in cultivating professionalism in the education field.
Tuition revenue loss will impact Cornerstone's ability to continue to provide distance learning and meet the unique needs of some students now being educated through this new platform. Funds would be used to help meet payroll expense and support the technology needs of the students.
Eagle's Nest Monticello
Eagle's Nest located in Monticello, FL is a facility designated to hosting civic groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownie Troops as well as a host sight for various underprivileged family events.
At this time Eagle's Nest Monticello has no immediate needs.
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend provides leadership and advocacy that builds a community where all children are prepared for success in school.
At this time Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend has no immediate needs.
ECHO is a Christian faith-based social service working to reduce poverty by providing emergency resources and support services to people in need in the Big Bend and was established as a centralized location to help the homeless and hungry.
ECHO has experienced an increase in demand for services they provide from newly unemployed people across the Big Bend. Funds would be used to replenish and sustain inventory of food and hygiene products. Funds will also be used to fill gaps in donations and fundraising as a result of the impact the pandemic has had on donors and supporters.
Elder Care Services' mission to improve quality of life for seniors and their caregivers in the Big Bend by providing comprehensive services and care for a broad spectrum of seniors from staying engaged in the community through volunteering placement to promoting independence and safety for seniors aging in place.
As a result of COVID-19, Elder Care has had to expand home-delivered meals and call programs to include those sheltering-in-place to ensure they receive the needed meals and social interaction with their team. Funds would be used to support the increased demands for these programs.
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend provides various services to children and adults who have epilepsy and live in Florida.
At this time the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend has no immediate needs.
The Florida Association for Career and Technical Education is committed to the development of education that will prepare both young and adult Floridians for successful careers. FACTE provides leadership and support for CTE teachers, administrators, and students, who also represent our membership.
At this time FACTE has no immediate needs.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.
At this time Fellowship of Christian Athletes has no immediate needs.
Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.
At this time the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation has no immediate needs.
Florida Wildlife Federation works to protect, restore and connect our remaining wildlife habitats in a rapidly developing state and address ongoing climate change and the spread of harmful exotic species, both plant and animal, that threaten our native species.
At this time the Florida Wildlife Federation has no immediate needs.
Foundation for Leon County Schools works to provides enriching programs and resources to Leon County Schools through business, individual, and community engagement; increased public awareness; and dedicated fundraising.
Funds are needed to purchase laptops and/or internet access for students in Leon County Schools.
Friends of Maclay Gardens provides support for Maclay Gardens State Park by a volunteer community group dedicated to the protection and preservation of the historic Maclay House and Gardens, and the surrounding park lands.
Due to the cancellation of the 26th annual Maclay Tour of Gardens scheduled in May, funding is needed to supplement the loss revenue for replacing the aging irrigation system.
Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park dedicates itself to supporting the stewardship of natural and cultural resources through various means.
At this time Friends of Wakulla Springs has no immediate needs.
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum’s mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual arts to improve the quality of life in Gadsden County and the region. The organization works to enhance arts education, provide cultural opportunities, and stimulate economic growth in the community.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gadsden Arts has experienced and anticipates will continue to experience a loss of revenue and contributed income. Funds would be used to help sustain exhibition projects and supporting staff.
GFWC Woman's Club of Tallahassee is part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international woman's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
At this time GFWC Woman's Club of Tallahassee has no immediate needs.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council provides a wide variety of opportunities for girls of all ages from outdoor activities, camping, group activities, to a host of other types.
Funding assistance is needed for mileage reimbursement for part-time staff delivering program materials to girls we serve through grant opportunities as well as for funds for girls living in lower socioeconomic environments who do not have the financial means to pay for Girl Scout programs.
Goodwood Museum & Gardens provides a setting where history is shared and preserved and for the local community to enjoy the arts, and celebrate significant events in our lives.
Collections at Goodwood Museum & Gardens supports the care, restoration, conservation, protection and preservation of the furnishings of the historic buildings of Goodwood Museum and to acquire items documented to have once been a part of these furnishings so that they may be displayed, in the best condition possible, for the enjoyment and education of the public.
Revenue has been lost as a result of having to cancel a number of events spanning a two-month period. Funds would be used to help pay contracted labor which includes grounds maintenance for 21-acres and bookkeeping.
John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. works to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education.
Funding needed to help supplement salaries for the Office Manager/Bookkeeper, two interns and the Projects & Programs Director, all paid from fundraising dollars lost due to cancellation of events.
Kids, Inc. is the only community-based organization providing quality, comprehensive services and addressing the issues of at-risk families with children ages 0-3 and pregnant women in Jefferson, Leon & Madison counties.
At this time the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation has no immediate needs.
*The endowment fund with CFNF is designated to support the Kids, Inc. Budd Bell Early Learning Center.
Leadership Tallahassee's mission is to cultivate a diverse network of emerging & experience leaders committed to improving the community.
At this time Leadership Tallahassee has no immediate needs.
Lee's Place, founded in 2000 by Dr. Brenda Rabalais in memory of her son Lee, provides services for a broad spectrum of grief, loss, and trauma. Dr. Rabalais created a center where people can receive quality, licensed, therapeutic services in a warm and nurturing environment.
Funding needed to ensure all employee wages can be maintained.
Legal Aid Association was founded by the Tallahassee Bar Association to meet the civil legal needs of low-income families in Leon County.
Funding is needed to continue services to ensure the safety and well-being of the community during this time. Legal Aid services are increasing, and there is a need for funding an additional employee to help with our education/outreach efforts.
Legal Services of North Florida provides case representation and advice to low-income persons in civil matters only. LSNF serves only the low-income and those with certain vulnerable circumstances including the elderly and never charges a fee to service clients.
Funding needs will be designated to supporting direct services, new tools for community education and outreach on the new legal areas and changes in court access.
LeMoyne Art Foundation works to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts.
Funding is needed to support staff wages due to the loss of revenue as a result of having to cancel the annual Arts Festival as well as summer camp programs.
Leon County Humane Society is dedicated to matching families with homeless pets, advocating for animals in need, and educating the community about responsible pet ownership.
Donations are down as a result of COVID-19. Funds are needed to support daily operations with a priority on urgent animal rescues and the extensive veterinary care they need.
Leon High School Foundation provides financial support, as well as materials and services to Leon High School for academic and educational aid.
At this time the Leon High School Foundation has no immediate needs.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend is dedicated to assisting people with vision loss. Services are provided on a one to one or group basis without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.
Funding is needed to retain staffing, for groceries and grocery delivery services for Seniors who are the high risk population for COVID-19 high risk population.
Literacy Volunteers of Leon County trains and supports volunteers who work one-on-one with adults and families, helping them to learn how to read and write, do math, or speak English with no fee for services.
At this time Literacy Volunteers of Leon County has no immediate needs.
Live the Life Ministries focuses on marriages & families to help transform Florida communities by reducing the Florida divorce rate, increase the marriage rate, reducing teen pregnancy and out of wedlock births and increasing the availability and attendance of relationship education.
Funding needed to support the expense of a Zoom video conferencing package to serve 1500 people and the purchase of Kahoot software to provide virtual Date Nights for the U.S. military as well as training for staff on these online platforms.
Money Market International works to change how America overcomes financial challenges by empowering families and individuals to each their goals through financial coaching, innovative programs, and consumer advocacy.
Money Management anticipates an increase in demand for their services as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19. Funds will be used to provide crisis counseling to identify clients’ most pressing financial issues and provide assistance with creating household budgets, reviewing credit reports, and clarifying short-and long-term financial goals.
Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage. As the State's History Museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.
At this time the Museum of Florida History Foundation has no immediate needs.
The Office of Public Guardian, Inc. serves adults with mental and/or physical disabilities as their court-appointed legal guardian when they are incapable of managing some or all of their affairs.
At this time the North Florida Office of the Public Guardian has no immediate needs.
Pace Center provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
Pace works with a very vulnerable population who rely on the support system provided by the school. As they have moved to an online learning environment, only 25% of the girls have computers/internet and only 50% have smart phones. While those without the needed technology have been given study packets, they are disconnected from the PACE support system. Funds would be used to purchase laptops and phones to help ensure the girls stay on track academically and connected to their PACE support system.
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement brings together the material history of life in Calhoun County and the Florida Panhandle between the 1820s and the 1940s. Today, the Settlement has 18 buildings of historical significance, as well as exhibits and collections.
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement relies on events to help meet operational need, which have now been canceled. Funds would be used to help with these daily operational expenses.
Pregnancy Help & Information Center offers free services to moms and dads who are interested in learning more about their parenting options, learning more about being parents, and earning essentials for their small children.
At this time the Pregnancy Help & Information Center has no immediate needs.
Refuge House provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy.
Refuge House is in need of cleaning supplies, 3-months of food for residential sites and clients, purchasing of text messaging services for victims contacting the hotline, computers and licenses for 13 staff members working remotely. Funding for personal protection equipment (PPE) and bio-medical cleaning services as needed for contaminated sites.
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend partners with agencies across 11 counties in the Big Bend to distribute healthy and nutritious food each month and educates and engages the community in the fight against hunger.
Second Harvest needs reflect the enormity of the pandemic crisis. Over 29 million meals are missing from Big Bend dinner tables. After subtracting charitable support, there is a gap of 15 million meals. Funds would be used to support our charitable feeding program.
St. Marks Refuge assists with the mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. This includes protecting, conserving and interpreting many important national cultural resources.
At this time St. Mark's Refuge Association has no immediate needs.
Stubbs’ Educational Foundation empowers students to dream bigger by excelling in the arts, achieving their academic and social goals by providing the gift of music for individuals that otherwise would not have this opportunity.
A loss of revenue from the cancellation of the annual fundraiser has impacted the number of music scholarships that SEF will award for the 2020-21 academic year. Funding is needed to supplement this revenue loss to provide scholarships.
Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center provides a biblically-inspired learning experience in a supportive environment where our students can grow in their faith and purpose.
TCCTC has had to take immediate action to move all classes online, resulting in a large financial impact on their budget. Funds would be used to help update technology and internet services, train faculty and students to use the new technology, for purchase of laptops for our media center and to loan to students without access to a computer.
Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing assists in repairs and rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes for families who, due to economic circumstances, cannot afford otherwise.
At this time Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing has no immediate needs.
Tallahassee Museum has served as an iconic Tallahassee landmark for more than 60 years. the Museum’s living exhibits of native Florida wildlife, nature trails and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages.
Funds would be used to help the museum stay engaged in the community through the development of educational programming utilizing digital and online platforms.
Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation supports the programs, services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services, a division of the City of Tallahassee Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs.
Funding is needed to set-up a Virtual Senior Center for the next 4-6 months, to support Zoom online platforms for offering Art, Fitness, Health, Lifelong Learning, Friends Connections, online counseling, classes, seminars, and support groups and to pay professional Instructors to teach these classes.
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra works to engage, enrich, and inspire people at all stages of life through great music.
Due to having to cancel all performances the loss of ticket revenue funding is need to retain as many staff as possible, including our current conductor.
Tallahassee Youth Orchestras is staffed by music majors from FSU's distinguished College of Music, each of whom exhibit a deep commitment to music pedagogy. Guided by a dedicated team, the program seeks to build on the legacy of all who have helped shape this vitally important community program.
Families with children enrolled in programs have been impacted by this pandemic. Funds would be used to augment our need-based scholarship program.
Taunton Family Children's Home, Inc. is a privately owned haven for homeless children. It's mission is to provide a stable, loving, Christian home environment for those of God's children who have nowhere else to turn.
At this time Taunton Family Children's Home has no immediate needs.
Theatre Tallahassee works to promote a community understanding of the literary and dramatic arts.
Theatre Tallahassee's primary source of revenue is ticket sales. With live events canceled, funds would be used to help us pay essential bills like utilities, phone, payroll and liability insurance.
Magnolia School provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum for students with alternative assessments to monitor academic and social-emotional growth and to determine students' strengths and weaknesses.
Due to having to convert entirely to online learning funding is needed for additional technology for both teachers and students.
The Tallahassee Ballet features a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet performed by both professional and emerging professional dancers. The Tallahassee Ballet promotes appreciation of the dance arts through annual productions, education, and community outreach.
TBB operations have come to a complete halt and is in need of funding