The Community Foundation of North Florida has awarded a grant to Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Inc. to provide $10,198 to support the victims of the Eastpoint Fire. 

In 2005, a Disaster Relief Fund was established at the Community Foundation by Mrs. Grace Dansby to provide support for unfortunate events such as this. Through this fund, and the generosity of donors and past and present board members, the money was quickly raised to provide funding for the recovery efforts in Eastpoint. Having completely lost the Community Foundation offices to a fire in 2016, the board and staff understand how devastating fire is and are delighted to be able to offer support for the victims in Eastpoint. 

For more information, please contact Nan O’Kelley at

The Community Foundation of North Florida, a nonprofit public charity serving the 10-county Big Bend area by promoting and supporting charitable giving, elps people give to their favorite charities now and beyond their lifetime and helps nonprofit organizations with grants, education and endowment building expertise.

For more information, please contact Joy Watkins, president and CEO, at