The Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the people who live, work and play in Northwest Florida.

The St. Joe Community Foundation was created in 1999 as a way for The St. Joe Company (JOE) to invest in Northwest Florida's civic infrastructure and build healthier communities: quality health care; good schools; respect for the environment; and programs that honor local arts and cultural heritage of the region. This idea grew out of the recognition that select communities JOE is creating will have an immediate and long-range impact on the towns and lives of people in the region.

The Foundation is funded exclusively by a transfer fee on the sale of real estate in certain communities and resorts JOE is developing. This fee applies the first time they sell a property, and then again on each resale, so it has the potential to build dramatically over time.


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By providing grants to community partners, we've been able to help bring about positive change. But the success stories are not ours alone – they belong to all of us who call Northwest Florida home.