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Continuing gender pay gap 'disappointing,' but Northeast Florida women's advocates optimistic

Release Date: 
04/13/2018

In Northeast Florida women who work full-time year-round earn 70 to 86 cents for every dollar earned by men working the same amount of time, according to a new report by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.

The largest area pay gap is in St. Johns County and the smallest in Duval County, but both fall short of the statewide earnings ratio of 87.5, according to The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings, compiled by the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The report was done in partnership with the Florida Alliance and its parent organization, the Florida Philanthropic Network.

Knight grant pushes planning efforts for Frenchtown history

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04/10/2018

A $50,000 Knight Foundation grant will jump start planning efforts to create permanent historical markers in Frenchtown, one of the state's oldest primarily black neighborhood. 

The Community Foundation of North Florida notified the Riley House Museum that its "Souls To Lead The Way" application was awarded a one-year grant. Grant coordinators want to replace worn Frenchtown street banners on Macomb Street with historical markers, possibly similar to the ones that line Cascades Park. 

Six months after Irma: Navy vet loses home, gets help from local organizations

Release Date: 
03/12/2018

There are still 65 families without a permanent home on the First Coast. But several community partners came together and developed Florida's First Coast Relief Fund, which includes United Way, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the duPont Foundation and private donors. This fund allowed organizations like Jewish Family, who work within the financial assistance system, to be able to get resources quickly to those most impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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LGBT Community Fund set to release preliminary survey results

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01/26/2018

At a series of public meetings beginning Friday, Feb. 2, the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida will release preliminary findings from a recent survey of area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex residents.

The survey, which launched in August and closed in November, gauged the needs of those populations. The early results will be presented at four meetings, said Michael Meyers, fund president.

While one of the meetings will be about issues affecting the local LGBTI community as a whole, the other three will focus on specific populations within the LGBTI community — the elderly, African-Americans and transgender.

Public feedback from the sessions will be incorporated into the final report, which is due in May.

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Community Briefs 11/2/17

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11/01/2017

The Erica Lewis, Esq. Soccer Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, is a community scholarship developed in loving memory of Erica Lewis, a former Orange Park resident. It will be awarded to Orange Park High School female athletes, once the $50,000 goal has been met. It expects to hit that mark, based on current giving trends in March 2018. 
 

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Players by the Sea raises $25000 with 'Curtain Call'

Release Date: 
11/01/2017

Community theater group Players by the Sea raised more than $25,000 at its fundraiser, “The Curtain Call,” on Oct. 7.

The event also honored Players by the Sea supporters, volunteers and performers.

Honorees included Magelda Arnold, Linda Ewer and Jean Nehl-Salisbury on behalf of The Tom Nehl Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Bill Ratliff, Holly Gutshall, Lauren Hancock and Hunter Steinke.

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