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 worthy organizations for a variety of different needs ranging from summer camp for at-risk youth, to mentorship programs, and guardianship of children in the legal system. It is the goal of this fund to continue to support and expand the grant process to allow for greater contribution to the community.
Our goal is to: Fund programs and services that aid children and youth; Promote conversations, connections and philanthropy education around issues affecting children and youth.
The Children’s fund will award a total of $10,000 to qualified organizations. Request for proposals should range not exceed $5,000.
Please mail or drop off eight (8) copies of your proposal to the Community Foundation of North Central Florida located at 3919 W. Newberry Rd., Suite 3 Gainesville, FL 32607
All applications must be received by the foundation by Thursday, August 30th at noon.