We put together the 2017 Charity Register in the hopes that it will encourage our readers to find a cause in St. Augustine about which they are passionate and allow them an opportunity to become involved and give back to the community. St. Johns County only thrives if we extend our hands in kindness and compassion to those around us. If you are unable to find your nonprofit organization on our list, please send us an email with your information and we’ll add it!
At Artbreakers, the mission is to make sure that every cancer patient has what they need to get through cancer.
Joy Moja, started by St. Augustine local Christina Joy, is a socially conscious retailer selling quality handmade products to provide educational opportunities in Tanzania.
The current mission of the museum is to preserve, maintain, research, and interpret the museum’s collections for the educational benefit of the visiting public.
Established in 1992, Limelight Theatre is the only year-round community theatre located in St. Augustine. In addition to staging seven live shows during each season, Limelight offers year-round theatre education for ages 4 to adult.
Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
The mission is to challenge the students, community, and visitors to cultivate individual creativity and historical consciousness.
St. Augustine Ballet
SAB believes dance is an essential part of any thriving community. Their mission is to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member.
St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts
Their mission is to find and nurture the spirit of creativity and talent that rests within every person, providing affordable, quality arts education to the Saint Augustine community.
St. Augustine Historical Society
The mission of the Saint Augustine Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, and interpret the historical resources for the benefit of the public through its stewardship of historic buildings and collections, research, publications and educational programming.
St. Augustine Jazz Society
The St Augustine Jazz Society was founded by area residents who enjoy jazz and swing music, good fellowship and the opportunity to serve the community. SAJS provides an important forum for the exchange of information among jazz enthusiasts within our area.
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Their mission is to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation’s Oldest Port as symbolized by our working Lighthouse.
St. Augustine Youth Orchestra
SAYO is committed to foster musicianship for students, providing musical education as well as performance opportunities. SAYO seeks to encourage young players to develop their talents and seek a future in professional music.
tag! Children’s Museum
The museum creates transformative, play-based opportunities to discover, explore, and innovate.
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
The center provides exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media, events, and through quality arts classes, lectures, and workshops.
The Ark Rescue and Wildlife Rehabilitation
It is their goal to be a safety net for injured, orphaned or ill wildlife. Injured or ill wildlife receive compassionate and competent medical assistance then shelter until release.
Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc.
Along with education, outreach, adoption, and fostering programs, Ayla’s Acres maintains a 45-acre sanctuary where “unadoptable” animals may live out their lives with peace, love, and dignity.
Blue Voice’s mission is to protect dolphins, save the whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about toxic chemicals in the oceans.
H.A.W.K.E. Wildlife Rehabilitation
H.A.W.K.E. rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles including endangered species that cannot be released back into the wild.
K9s for Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to soldiers suffering from disabilities, injuries, and trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
S.A.F.E Pet Rescue
S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. was founded with the goal of saving adoptable dogs and cats from euthanasia in Northeast Florida.
St. Augustine Humane Society
The society promotes healthy responsible lifelong pet ownership by serving the medical and rehabilitative needs of companion animals in the community.
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a non-profit corporation created as a rescue center for unwanted exotic animals.
Swamp Haven Rescue
The mission is to provide the short-term care needed to ensure a long-term future for death row dogs in the underserved rural communities in North Florida.
Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue
Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue is a non-profit, No-Kill pet rescue and adoption agency that fosters dogs and cats until they are adopted.
Catholic Charities of St. Augustine
Their mission is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts.
Feeding Northeast Florida
Feeding Northeast Florida works to ensure that these children & families, seniors, and veterans have the food and hope that they need so they can focus on building a foundation for a stronger tomorrow.
Goodwill Industries of North Florida
Goodwill Industries of North Florida is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting all individuals who face barriers to employment. They do this by providing innovative employment, training and placement services.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope for those in need. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Home Again St. Johns
Home Again St. Johns works in a multi-agency coordinated system to alleviate homelessness in St. Johns County by engaging homeless individuals in implementing their own return to self-sufficiency.
Homeless Coalition St. Johns
ESHC provides innovative programs to assist the most chronic homeless families with children in Florida’s St. Johns County to get off the street and on the road to self-sufficiency.
Learn to Read of St. Johns County
Volunteer-based organization provides free literacy skills assessment and instruction in St. Johns and Putnam Counties to individuals 16 years of age and older.
Salvation Army’s St. Augustine Corps serves the local community by offering homeless services, disaster services, correctional services, holiday assistance, and more.
St. Augustine Christian Service Center
The mission of CSC is to partner with families, leaders, businesses, and churches to address the needs of individuals and families who are in poverty, homeless, or neglected.
St. Francis House
The St Francis House Mission is to engage the homeless in achieving stability, self-sufficiency, and a viable plan for their future by providing a safe, stable environment, access to essential services, supportive connections, and to advocate for changes that address the needs of the homeless population.
St. Johns Housing Partnership
The St. Johns Housing Partnership is committed to promoting safe, decent, and affordable housing in North Florida by creating low and moderate-income housing, rebuilding neglected homes and neighborhoods.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service.
CHILDREN AND TEEN SERVICES
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of St. Johns County
Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Boy Scouts of America Northeast Florida
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices in their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scouts Oath and Law.
Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida
Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Child Cancer Fund
Their mission is to provide emotional, practical, educational, and financial support to families of children battling childhood cancer.
Children’s Home Society of Northeast Florida
CHS delivers solutions that empower parents and their children to build upon their unique strengths to realize their incredible potential, including counseling, foster care, education, teen mentoring, and more.
DePaul School of Northeast Florida
DePaul is committed to understanding and educating students with specific learning issues such as visual and auditory processing disorders, memory or attention deficits, and dyslexia.
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville
Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to every First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness.
Early Learning Coalition of North Florida
To serve parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to pre-kindergarten by managing and evaluating early child care and early education programs through a quality school readiness delivery system.
The First Tee
Their mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
They’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Investing in Kids (INK)
INK leads efforts to directly benefit the educators and students within the school district, striving to provide the tools and resources that are necessary to help each child reach their full potential.
Kids Bridge is a supervised family visitation center that offers on-site supervised visits, parent exchange services, and several programs and courses to help strengthen families.
Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida
Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories.
PACT Prevention Coalition
The organization brings together different sectors of the community to address the issue of underage substance abuse.
The StarLight Project
The StarLight Project encourages mental, physical, and emotional development, creativity, and lifelong learning for children with special needs, through the design of custom-made dream bedrooms.
St. Augustine Shrine Club
The St. Augustine Shrine Club is a Masonic organization which raises funds to support the Shiner’s Hospitals for Children. The Hospitals provide care for children with special healthcare needs.
St. Augustine Youth Services
SAYS provides for all basic needs of children, such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and activities within a therapeutic milieu designed to meet the needs of emotionally disturbed children.
St. Johns County 4-H
Through a “learn by doing” experience, 4-H helps youth learn leadership, citizenship, and a variety of life skills that promote positive development.
St. Johns County Police Athletic League
PAL provides sports programs and activities which contribute to the development of character, integrity, physical and mental fitness, citizenship, and personal well being.
Young Life’s mission is to help adolescents grow in their faith. Young Life goes where kids are, builds personal relationships, provides life-changing experiences, and helps young people develop the skills, assets, and attitudes to reach their full potential.
All American Air Charitable Foundation
The AAACF’s purpose is to provide direction and beneficiary selection of charitable giving and to organize/operate fundraising activities intended to sustain and grow philanthropic support of selected agencies and causes.
Compassionate St. Augustine
Compassionate’s mission is to inspire others to affirm the Charter for Compassion and to help grow and foster sustainable cultures of compassion locally, nationally and globally.
Junior Service League of St. Augustine
The JSL of St. Augustine is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of its members for volunteer participation in community affairs and demonstrating the effectiveness of trained volunteers within St. Johns County.
Keepers of the Coast
The mission of Keepers of the Coast is to work together to ensure that our beaches will remain a beautiful part of our local environment and provide a safe place for coastal residents to recreate for future generations.
Their mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Their mission is to collaborate with community partners to stabilize vulnerable households and empower families in Northeast Florida to achieve self-sufficiency through education, employment, and advocacy.
North Florida Coastal Caretakers
A local beach and river cleanup organization run exclusively with the help of volunteers, their mission is to spread awareness about the consequences litter brings to our environment through education and coastal cleanups.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are four Rotary organizations serving the area.
RSVP of St. Johns
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County provides opportunities for people 55 years of age and better to assist not-for-profit agencies in the area.
Sertoma works within the community to serve the needs of individuals who have fallen upon medical, and financial hardship, as well as with at-risk children. They also work with other organizations to meet their needs.
St. Augustine Regional Council
St. Augustine Regional Council is dedicated to improving quality of life for residents of the area through community outreach, building relationships and discovering local assets.
St. Augustine United
St. Augustine United is a local charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through individual and family services, community programs and partnerships with other organizations.
St. Johns Cares
The nonprofit organization is committed to providing assistance to local charities and those in need through donations and time.
St. Johns County Cultural Council
The mission of the council is to promote St. Johns County as a premier arts destination where the lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through arts and culture.
St. Johns Volunteers!
St. Johns Volunteers! seeks to match the unique talents of individuals who desire to make a difference in the lives of others with rewarding local service opportunities.
United Way of St. Johns County
United Way of St. Johns County brings together agencies, businesses, organizations, faith-based groups, government, and individuals to focus on the community problems that matter most.
The Arc of the St. Johns
The charity provides the opportunity for hope, growth, and change to people with intellectual disabilities in our community.
Building Abilities of Special Children and Adults
BASCA Inc. is a multifaceted organization whose mission is to provide better living, working, educational, social and recreational opportunities for children and adults with special needs.
Haven Horse Ranch
Haven Horse Ranch assists children with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction and therapy with horses.
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, they are on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.
American Diabetes Association
Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Heart Association
AHA provides public health education, CPR education training, provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals, educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.
American Red Cross Northeast Florida
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Community provides hospice care, advanced illness management, and services for those living with chronic conditions.
Council on Aging
The Council assists local seniors through community centers, the Meals on Wheels program, memory enhancement programs, an adult day care program, and companionship.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Their mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Epic Behavioral Services
The mission is to strengthen our community by assisting individuals and families impacted by drugs and alcohol, mental health disorders, and related problem behaviors through a comprehensive system of Education, Prevention, Intervention and Counseling.
As a not-for-profit community hospital, Flagler Hospital provides quality healthcare for a service area of more than 226,000 residents, regardless of their ability to pay. The mission of Flagler Health Care Foundation is to support the programs and services of Flagler Hospital.
The hospice serves end-of-life and palliative needs with compassion by providing medical care and comfort for the ill.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Mental Health America of Northeast Florida
Mental Health America of Northeast Florida raises awareness, provides training on mental health and wellness, helps people navigate the system, and impacts mental health policy and legislation.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter
The North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in North Florida and raise funds for critical MS research.
Northeast Florida AIDS Network
Northeast Florida AIDS Network provides compassionate leadership, services, and advocacy in meeting the prevention, health, spiritual, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare
SMA is a leader in behavioral healthcare and has over 50 years of experience providing exceptional and comprehensive services to individuals living with addiction, mental illness or both.
Though they support organizations searching for a cure for breast cancer, the focus is to assist men and women with basic needs during treatment such as co-pays, wigs, lymphedema, prosthesis, and other medical needs related to breast cancer.
Vision is Priceless Council
Their mission is to serve as the premier community resource for improving the vision health of First Coast children and adults through screening, referral, and education.
The mission of Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. is to advance the health and well-being of qualifying St. Johns County residents requiring medical and dental care.
St. Johns County Legal Aid
Their mission is to provide high quality legal assistance to low income and special needs groups – to empower them to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy, all to alleviate the circumstances, incidents, and causes of poverty and discrimination.
United Service Organization
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Their mission is to work with local governments to provide assistance and representation for veterans in St. Johns County.
The mission of Christian Surfers is to be a ministry to surfers and a mission for surfers to impact the beach and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The mission of Project Balance is to bring mind-body wellness to the Children & Families of our community through partnerships, education and outreach.
St. Augustine Family YMCA
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VeloFest works to make a more peaceful commuting experience while decreasing carbon footprint, promoting healthy activity, and promoting the cultural importance of cycling.
Alpha Omega Miracle Home
Alpha-Omega Miracle Home (AOMH) is a faith based non-profit offering supportive housing, along with holistic program offerings, to single mothers, their children, and senior women.
Betty Griffin House
Betty Griffin House actively fights against domestic violence in the community with a shelter, hotline, and services for victims.
Her Future Coalition
This nonprofit partners with local agencies in Asia to build, expand, and maintain shelters for women and girls rescued from human trafficking and offer opportunities for education.
Life Services of St. Johns County
Life Services of St. Johns County serves women facing unintended or unplanned pregnancy. They offer parenting and life skills classes, couples counseling, and materials assistance.
North Florida Healthy Start Coalition
The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida.
St. Gerard Campus
The non-profit maternity home and Christian high school for pregnant teenagers promotes education and helps with pregnancy testing, sonograms, and counseling.
Susan G. Komen North Florida
The organization’s mission is to provide funding for breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in their five-county service area.