Jaguars Foundation Handing Out Grants

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Twelve area non-profit organizations are getting some financial help, thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.

The foundation is handing out $334,000 in grants to groups that help children and families in northeast Florida.

This is the foundation's second and final grant cycle of 2009. The foundation's total grants for the year top $1 million.

The following grants were given out:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida: $50,000 for youth programs at the NFL-YET (Youth Education Town) Boys & Girls Club in Brentwood.
  • Dignity U Wear Foundation, Inc.: $10,000 to help with the repair of roof leaks at the main warehouse of Dignity U Wear, used to store and distribute brand new clothing to children and adults in need.
  • HOPE Worldwide: $5,000 for Saturday academy and mentor program at Hilltop Apartments.
  • Limelight Theatre, Inc.: $25,000 for children?s theatre program serving children from low-income families in St. Johns County.
  • Metro Kids Konnection: $22,000 for after-school and summer program at the Cleveland Arms Apartments and surrounding neighborhood.
  • National Council of Negro Women's Child Watch Partnership of Jacksonville: $25,000 for community-based after-school tutoring and summer enrichment program for girls at the Reed Educational Campus.
  • Police Athletic League, Jacksonville: $50,000 for after-school education and recreation program at Mallison Park, west of downtown Jacksonville.
  • Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc.: $22,000 for community outreach after-school program designed to bring music and theatre education to youth.
  • St. Augustine Youth Services: $50,000 for capital campaign for a new therapeutic group home campus.
  • St. Gerard Campus: $25,000 for nursery and daycare for pregnant teens and teen parents attending St. Gerard?s high school.
  • War on Poverty Florida: $20,000 for childhood obesity prevention project targeted for youth in Northwest Jacksonville, funded through a partnership with Baptist Health/Wolfson Children?s Hospital ($10,000 from the Jaguars Foundation and $10,000 from Baptist Health).
  • Youth Crisis Center: $30,000 to support for the youth resource team at Touchstone Village to help older youth transition to independent living.

Since 1995, the foundation has given more than $12.9 million for programs benefitting youth in northeast Florida.

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