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

EDTalks

Join us at EDTalks to learn how great public schools can catalyze economic growth for our city.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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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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