Community Foundation of North Florida

The Community Foundation of North Florida is a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity that promotes and facilitates long-term charitable giving, working with individuals, nonprofit organizations and as a resource for professional advisors.

Office Location

1621 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite A

Tallahassee, FL  32308

Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(850) 222-2899 (call for appointment)
Email address
Contact names

Joy Watkins, President [email protected];

Debara Jump, Marketing & Special Projects
[email protected]; Koulla Butler, Administration & Finance   [email protected]

Stan Barnes, Chairman;  Everitt Drew, Chair Elect
Services/area of activity
Philanthropic giving
Other information
List information here

The Community Foundation of North Florida is one of over 700 community foundations in the United States, the fastest growing form of philanthropy.  Community foundations provide a personal approach to giving. The Foundation serves a ten county area in North Florida that includes Leon County ( Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla).


Individuals, families and businesses can establish a charitable fund at the Foundation and in essence create something similar to a private foundation. The charitable fund may be created with amounts both large and small. The fund carries the family or business name and functions much like a private foundation but without the expense, administrative burdens and restrictions of a private foundation.  Learn more about this aspect of the Foundation's work here.


The Foundation is a source of grants and a vehicle for endowment building for local non-profit organizations. Establishing an endowment fund at the Community Foundation provides the non-profit organization with investment expertise, economies of scale, relief from administrative burdens, and greater recognition among a wide range of donors.  To learn more about establishing a non-profit endowment fund, click here.


The Foundation also helps professional advisors assist their clients in accomplishing their charitable goals. To learn more about this service, click here.


CFNF accepts grant applications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support informed, engaged communities in the ten county area it serves.  You can find more about the grant online here.