Jaguar Foundation: Grants for Florida

OVERVIEW: The Jaguar Foundation supports youth, families, military veterans, health, cancer human services, animals, and other community needs in and around Jacksonville, Florida.

FUNDING AREAS: Youth, families, military veterans, health, cancer human services, animals

IP TAKE: This NFL Team funder is active in the local community in many different ways, but it does not make itself particularly accessible for first-time grantseekers.

PROFILE: Established in 1994, the Jaguar Foundation is a National Football League (NFL) sports team funder based in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the grantmaking arm of the local team and part of the team’s community involvement efforts. The foundation is “committed to support programs benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth, families, and other NFL and team charitable initiatives.” It funds local efforts for youth, families, military veterans, and other community needs.

The Jaguar Foundation gives back to the local Jacksonville community through a variety of charitable efforts, especially ones that benefit children and youth. It supports summer camps, Habitat for Humanity projects, veterans’ programs, and natural disaster relief efforts. Other interests are local animals in need of care, interfaith services, hunger programs, health efforts, women’s center, and housing programs. Health and fitness is important to this funder, so the foundation has been involved with getting kids active to fight childhood obesity. Cancer prevention and treatment are other health-related interests. The Jaguar Foundation has also been involved with social justice reforms to improve relations between police and the public.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area. Past local grantees include Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, Creekside High School, Torah Academy of Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Children’s Commission.

This foundation does not typically accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits and primarily makes contributions to pre-selected charitable organizations. Direct general questions to the staff at 904-633-6000 or via online form.

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