October 2020

Beaches Habitat Awarded Aging Adults Grant

Atlantic Beach, Florida: A recent grant award of $20,000 from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida will allow Beaches Habitat for Humanity to provide assistance to seniors in the Beaches communities. Through the SOS: Serving Our Seniors grant, Beaches Habitat will address health and safety needs in the homes of qualified seniors. Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) will partner with Beaches Habitat to identify and refer homeowners for the program. The grant will fund home repairs and modifications to allow senior homeowners to age in place safely.

Beaches Habitat is one of six grantees receiving a total of nearly $100,000 to support Aging Adults in our area. Other grantees include 2nd Mile Ministries, Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Northeast Florida, Mayo Clinic, The Way Free Medical Clinic and Jewish Family and Community Services. “The Aging Adults grants we made this year span the breadth of services that senior needs, with a special focus on improving the quality of life for under-served and under-resourced seniors in Duval, Clay, Baker, St. Johns and Nassau Counties,” noted Emmanuel Fortune, program director for The Community Foundation. “This population is particularly vulnerable right now, and we are delighted to be able to provide resources to make a difference in their lives.”


Mary Anne Christensen
(904) 595-5794

About Beaches Habitat for Humanity
Beaches Habitat for Humanity is your local Habitat, serving Eastern Duval County including the three Jacksonville Beaches communities. We work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International towards our shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Beaches Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Beaches Habitat also offers educational programs to promote academic achievement and excellence among our homeowners and their families. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About The Community Foundation of 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. The funds to support the Aging Adults grants come from the Foundation’s Aging Adult Field of Interest, which is provided for by the I.R. Bowen Fund, the Grace H. Osborne Endowment, the Grady C. and Rebecca T. Parker Endowment as well as the Giving Forward Community Fund. Learn more at

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