Nurture children. Protect the environment. Build healthier communities. Preserve our quality of life.
Supporting the region's heritage and culture while investing to make it even better is The St. Joe Community Foundation (STJCF) Inc.'s everyday mission. Founded by The St. Joe Company
(JOE), a long-time Northwest Florida neighbor, the STJCF is a resource for bringing a variety of community-focused initiatives home to Bay and Walton counties. JOE has had ties to Northest Florida for over 85 years and is committed to preserving and protecting this unique part of Florida we call home.
The STJCF has contributed more than $18 million in grants and pledges to local groups that care about Northwest Florida like we do, making a significant impact to our region. Over time, this legacy of JOE is left to the community with a potential we are only now beginning to appreciate, and which will impact the quality of life in Northwest Florida for generations to come.
We've made a big difference in a short time. Our grants attest to our commitment to expand educational opportunities, improve healthcare, to conserve natural and historic places and to increase cultural arts offerings. Whether it's contributing to a state-of-the-art hospital, helping to nurture children in the arts, or providing funding to Alzheimer's patients for their transportation needs, the STJCF is working to promote and create new partnerships and alliances that will enrich the lives of all who live in Bay and Walton counties.
Panama City POPS Orchestra, Bay County, Sponsorship of the 2014/2015 Season and 40th Anniversary of Music of ABBA, $30,000 | Rotary Club Youth Camp of North Florida, sponsored 8 Bay/Walton children to attend camp, $8,500 | Emerald Coast Science Center, sponsored Action Packed Science classes to West DeFuniak Elementary, $13,000 | Children in Crises, Inc., sponsored Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic, $5,000 | Air Force Association, Eglin Chapter, funding scholarships for Walton ROTC programs, $5,000 | Blue Thunder Band Booster Club, JR Arnold High School, sponsored fence banner , $300 | Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, sponsor at October conference, $1,000 | Breakfast Point Academy, funding of Robotics software for middle school classes, $10,000 | Taylor Haugen Foundation, Savor the Season Sponsorship - $5,000; Florida State University Foundation; College of Applied Studies -$60,000, Sacred Heart Foundation, Emerald Coast and Gulf Coast Hospitals - $300,000; Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Navy Support Activity, Independence Day Celebration- $1,000; Hutchison Beach Elementary, E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center Bus Trip - $1041; Emerald Coast Middle School, Robotics Academy - $8,742; Cub Scout Pack 323, New Pinewood Derby Timer - $390; Grit & Grace, Inc., Walton Folk Life Productions - $3,000; Beach Care Services, Emergency Dental Account - $5,000; Children’s Gulf Coast Advocacy, Sponsorship of Boating and Outdoor Expo - $2,500; American Red Cross, Panhandle Chapter, Women’s Expo - $1,500; Discovery Robotics Innovators, Gulf Coast State College, Robotics Summer Camp - $3,000; Klothes for Kids, Panama City Rescue Mission - $2,500