Our Story

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.

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Our History 

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.

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Upcoming Event

DCPS Facilities Scenario Community Meeting

Learn about which schools would be renovated under proposed plans for improving Duval County's aging school buildings.

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to8:00PM
  • Where: Englewood High School
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2019 Education Poll

Teachers matter

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, participants said teachers, parents and school leaders have the biggest impact on school quality.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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