The Children’s Fund was established in January 2012 after a donor, Dink Henderson, recognized a need in the community, both through philanthropy and financial support, to foster the efforts of agencies, services, and organizations whose mission is to support the healthy development of children and youth. Over the years, there have been several grants to
We are proud of Lesley, our FIERCE Director of Programs. "Lesley Banis has been working in nonprofits for over 10 years. She started her career with the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation and has served on many community boards including the Junior League of Gainesville, Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association and the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition. Banis is
More than 4,000 donors collectively gave more than $1 million in 24 hours as part of the Amazing Give. Click here to read the article.
Videos and announcements leading up the the 2018 Amazing Give. Click here to read the article.
The Amazing Give, a 24-hour fundraising blitz organized by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida, will raise money for 85 local nonprofits March 21 and March 22. Click here to read the article.
A new set of priorities to reduce inequities was presented by GNV4ALL, a partnership between the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and The Gainesville Sun. Click here to read the article.
Lesley Banis, our Director of Programs, has attained a certified fundraising executive certification from Certified Fundraising Certification International. Click here to read the article.
Community Foundation of North Central Florida presented Legacy Awards. Click here to read the article.
The Amazing Give is an annual 24-hour online fundraiser that makes it easy for people in the community to give donations to their local non-profits. This year's fundraiser raised over $800k for 75 non-profits in North Central Florida. Click here to read the full story.
Helping Hands Animal Rescue is getting some help of their their own. “The Amazing Give” kicked off its 24 hour fundraiser with over 70 organizations in Alachua County. The Amazing Give is a yearly event where dozens of nonprofits work together to raise as much as much as they can in just a day. Click