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.
Bay County Library Foundation, BooksAlive2015 Premiere Sponsor, $10,000 | Food4Kidz, Food Angel Project in Panama City Beach, $3,000 | Walton County School District, 3rd Graders Soprano Halo Recorders, $4,000 Advocates for Children in Bay County, Guardian ad Litem Program, $2,000 | American Cancer Society, Gold Sponsorship for Relay for Life, Walton County, $5,000 | American Cancer Society, Gold Sponsorship for Relay for Life, Bay County, $5,000 Salvation Army, Domestic Violence Shelter in Panama City, $10,000 | Early Learning Coalition of Walton & Okaloosa Counties, Childcare and School Readiness, $5,000 |Bay County Schools Academic Fairs- Science & Engineering, Math and History, $2,500 | Haney Education Foundation in Bay County, Funding local student scholarships, $5,000 | Walton High School, Language Arts Department equipment, $13,500 | Anchorage Children’s Home for Teens, Hidle House upgrades, $15,000 | Rutherford High Girls Basketball Booster, Bay County: Sponsorship of Girls Basketball team uniforms and equipment $ 4,100.00 | Walton County Sheriff’s Zombie Jail Break, Walton County : Sponsorship of 5K to benefit Juvenile Diabetes 2,000.00 | Girl Scouts Council of the Florida Panhandle, Walton County: Fund improvements at Camp Kolomoki, DeFuniak Springs 20,000.00 |
Bay County Audubon Society, Bay County: Sponsor of 2015 film series 3,500.00 | Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Coast, Walton County : Funding exercise equipment for DeFuniak Springs club 15,000.00 | Walton County Athletic League, Walton County : Sponsoring new playground equipment at Harbeson Field 5,000.00 | The Science & Discovery Center, Bay County : Sponsoring “Science After the Bell” for Bay Base students 25,000.00 | Seaside School Half Marathon, Walton County : Sponsor of Half Marathon and 5K run in February, 2015 10,000.00 | Northwest Florida Ballet, Okaloosa County : Funding The Nutcracker Ballet at Mattie Kelly Art Center 10,000.00 | Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem, Walton County : Funding for the 146 children in Walton for shoes, school supplies, food, school sporting events, and clothes 6,000.00 | Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Walton County : Sponsorship of Walton county youth programs 3,000.00 | Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Bay County : Funding their general fund 5,000.00 | Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Walton County : Sponsorship of “A Dickens Christmas” play, December, 2014 3,000.00| Rosemary Beach Foundation, Music in Pictures, Walton County : Sponsorship of Music in Pictures Art Program in 2014/2015 School year for all Walton County students 2,500.00 | Covenant Hospice, Bay Medical, Bay County : Funding of Palliative Care Center and Hospice Inpatient support 2,500.00 | 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