The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is the third generation of Jacksonville's local education fund and was established in 2009 to begin its role as Duval County's high-performing local education fund. We work to close the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color by investing in great leadership in our public schools.
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2009 Report: Growing Community Infrastructure for Public Education in Duval County, Florida
The story of the emergence of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is instructive, particularly for students of philanthropy. It demonstrates how a philanthropic organization, through strategic actions and moderate financial investment, can provide community leadership and move a community agenda, leaving lasting community assets behind. This report from the Community Foundation tells the story.