United Way of Northeast Florida and First Coast News are joining forces once again for Stuff the Bus, an annual initiative to support classrooms, teachers and students in need. This year in 2024, for the first time, this event is expanding to Clay County through partnerships with Impact Clay and the Clay Education Foundation.  Thousands of students start school every year without essential supplies, and teachers often spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets to fill the gap. Over a third of residents live in or near poverty. By donating as an individual or organizing a school supply drive with Stuff the Bus, the collected items help alleviate the burden on teachers and parents through the Tools 4 Clay Schools program.

For more information click the link here


Hope is Restored is a faith-based, non-profit organization committed to raising awareness, educating, rescuing, and restoring victims of modern-day slavery, also known as human trafficking. Their Vision is based on Proverbs 31:8- to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Their Mission is to end modern-day slavery in this generation . Hope is Restored works to accomplish their goals by education: educating and empowering communities to spread awareness of the atrocity called human trafficking; by rescuing and restoring -we restore hope back to those rescued from this heinous crime and give them a fresh start at the HIR (Hope Is Restored) Freedom House. Freedom House provides a new beginning through trauma counseling, spiritual support, and a safe place to live, and heal.

Visit website

High Ridge Initiative, a project led by Mission of the Dirt Road, facilitated multiple deliberative dialogues among residents and other stakeholders to formulate a strategic, long-term plan for neighborhood revitalization. High Ridge Initiative was approved as Clay County Community Development Project in January 2023.

Read More


Saved 2 Serve: North Florida's Street Friend’s mission is to partner with ordinary people to go and do extraordinary things in the name of Jesus so that all might see, hear and experience God's love in tangible ways. As a non-profit organization, they are spreading hope and the love of God to North Florida's homeless population through bi-weekly outreach events providing much needed food, clothing, and hygiene supplies. Their goal is to end discrimination against the homeless population and to develop such an effective network of services that time is greatly reduced for a person or family to emerge out of homelessness back into self-reliance.

Visit website


College Drive Initiative was born out of seeing the great synergy taking place on College Drive. With the many non-profits beginning to anchor in this area and the ongoing need to enjoy a full evening around the ever-popular Thrasher-Horne Center, it was felt there was a unique opportunity to be proactive by initiating something that benefits its local citizens and Clay County at large. Through the CDI Deliberative Dialogue, citizens began creating a vision for a local Food Truck Night. This vision is now a reality and held throughout the year at Asbury United Methodist Church.

Visit Facebook


The Vineyard Transitional Center’s mission is to provide a second chance to men attempting to enter the community and workforce after release from jail with ties to Clay County.  The VTC will provide safe, stable, temporary housing to men who have been prequalified while incarcerated.

Visit website


Emmanuel Project of Northeast Florida is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing quality healthcare services to the underserved and vulnerable populations throughout Northeast Florida. Our mission is to provide quality medical care to the children, adults and displaced community members in a way that demonstrates our love for community and honors God through our work. Our passionate team of healthcare professionals are able to make a positive impact on the health of many by breaking down barriers to healthcare. They receive the compassion and support they deserve while improving their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Visit website
Visit Facebook


Seeds of Love Ministry provides essential items and restores dignity to those in need. They also collaborate with nonprofits and organizations through community events, with the Clay County Back-to-School Bash being their largest effort. This event not only addresses tangible needs but also offers love, encouragement, and hope to families in need.

Visit website


The goal of Food for Clay County will be to provide a central hub to recruit volunteers, solicit food donations and assist food banks as requested during a time of crisis. Once a crisis diminishes, Food for Clay County will stand ready to support our local food pantries at their request.

Read More


ClayPASS: Coordinated Medical Care for All Uninsured Clay Residents. This project will identify those who need medical care, navigate them to appropriate care providers, and help avoid unnecessary inpatient hospital and emergency department utilization.

Read More


100+ Women Who Care About Clay County is a group that gathers four times a year to learn about and support local nonprofits. Members nominate Clay County nonprofits each quarter, and three are randomly chosen to attend that quarter's meeting. Members bring a $100 donation to the meeting for a combined quarterly donation of $10,000+.  This donation is shared among the three nonprofits.

Read More


Mercy Auto is a project focused on getting affordable transportation and auto repairs for the people of Clay County. The goal is to help clients achieve self-sustainability and find new opportunities through reliable transportation.

Read More

According to a survey taken by Clay SafetyNet Alliance


Operation Barnabas is advancing veteran success and confronting homelessness by cultivating the development of a countywide network of providers serving veterans. This is all done through a self-sufficiency program with partnerships to meet the needs of a transportation, mental health, VA assistance & affordable housing.

For more information / Visit the website


The Clay Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works directly with educators and administration to improve public education in Clay County. Through innovative programming, grants, community partnerships, and events, we ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need to reach their full potential.

Visit website


100+ Men Who Care About Clay County is a group of men who gather 4 times a year for a 1-hour meeting. These men nominate local non-profits and each contribute $100 to the fund. The collected money is then split among the top three chosen non-profits.

Read More

Project Application

You can make a difference today. It starts with believing things can change.

Project Application

We look forward to reviewing your project application.

Applicant Details

Project Details

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.