Betty Griffin Center Receives $100,000 Challenge Grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Fund
We’re excited to announce that the Delores Barr Weaver Fund has approved a one-to-one matching grant for up to $100,000 to provide operating funds to the Betty Griffin Center.
The fund will match up to $100,000 given by new donors, current donors who increase their gift (the amount of the increase will count toward the challenge grant) along with those who have not donated to Betty Griffin Center since March 1, 2015, for all donations made to the challenge grant through Dec. 31, 2018.
Donations received through the matching grant will be used to fund its shelter operations, counseling and educational programming, the rape care unit at Flagler Hospital, child advocates and many other operational needs — which will enable us to continue to help the growing number of victims of sexual and domestic assault in our community.
By taking part in the Weaver Challenge Grant, you’ll be providing financial support for programs and services in an effort to end domestic and sexual violence and to save lives.
Please join us in this special fundraising effort — and doubling the impact of your giving by donating to this special grant — by filling out the on-line donation form here.
If you’d prefer to send in your challenge grant donation by mail, please download the Annual Giving Challenge Grant form, print and send in to us at:
Betty Griffin Center/Weaver Challenge Grant
2450 Old Moultrie Rd., Ste. 202,
St. Augustine, FL 32086
If you have questions about your gift to Betty Griffin Center, or for more details on the above mentioned gift options, please call the Development Office at (904) 808-8544, ext. 208, or email to NicoleP@bettygriffincenter.org.
About the Delores Barr Weaver Fund
Delores Barr Weaver established this fund at The Community Center for Northeast Florida in 2012 to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community. Her establishment of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund ($50 million) in 2012 was the largest gift in The Community Foundation’s history.
About the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. The Foundation helps donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helps nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helps people come together to make the community a better place. Now in its 54th year, the Foundation has assets of more than $385 million and has made nearly $450 million in grants since 1964. For more information: www.jaxcf.org.