The Monique Burr Foundation for Children seeks to empower students of all ages through education to speak up when they witness abuse, whether online, emotional, or physical. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children was founded in 1997 by Edward Burr on the one year anniversary of his wife’s death to continue her passion of advocating for children. The foundation has trained over 2,600 facilitators that implement prevention education programs which reach nearly 2 million students across Florida and the entire United States.
Club Blue is a division of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida which connects young professionals who have a desire to shape the lives of kids who participate in area Boys & Girls Clubs through leadership, volunteerism, and advocacy. Established in 2011, the members of Club Blue work to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida by extending their time, talent and resources to the organization.
The Arc works to protect the rights of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them reach their full potential and integration into the community. For the last 60 years, they have been advocating on the behalf of those with disabilities, whether it be for legislation or inclusion. The Arc Jacksonville services over 500 adults daily, empowering them to earn a living, continue education, live independently, and more.
The United Way of Northeast Florida believes in creating lasting health, education, and financial solutions for every person in the community. Through the connection of people, resources, and ideas, the organization reaches its vision of providing hope for those who need help realizing their full potential.
The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth programs across the city, benefiting those who are economically and socially disadvantaged with the goal of instilling hope and encouragement. The Foundation has been supporting community outreach even before the team played their first NFL game in 1995. Under team owner Shad Khan, the organization will provide over one million dollars in grants this year. In addition to providing grants, over 11,000 Jaguars game tickets are donated each year to area charities.
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to provide the area with a children’s music program. The chorus has grown from 16 members in its first year to more than 350 participants each year across five choirs. Through donation-based scholarships, the JCC works to ensure that every child who wishes to participate is able to do so regardless of their ability to afford tuition.