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About the Fund
Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund was founded in 2016 by Northeast Florida’s largest nonprofit funders to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Relief Fund partners re-activated the Relief Fund in 2017 for Hurricane Irma relief. One hundred percent of donations to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund will benefit local nonprofit organizations in Duval, Clay, Baker, St. Johns, Nassau and Putnam counties who provide disaster-relief services. Relief Fund partners include United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
If you prefer to donate by check, please pay to the order of United Way of Northeast Florida and mail to P.O. Box 41428, Jacksonville, FL 32203-1428. Be sure to note “Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund” on the check.
Assistance and Volunteer Information
If you’re in need of assistance: Dial 2-1-1, United Way’s free health, social and human services referral hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 2-1-1 network provides access to more than 4,000 community programs. You may also dial 1-904-632-0600 to access a United Way 2-1-1 call center specialist.
Volunteer information: If you’re interested in volunteering to help with Hurricane Irma relief, contact visit unitedwaynefl.org/emergency.
To Apply for Funding
Funding is for nonprofit organizations only. The nonprofit organization will then assist individuals in need through their services.
If you lead a nonprofit organization that might be eligible to apply for Relief Fund dollars, complete a pre-application.