At the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, we are thrilled to announce that we have received a challenge grant from Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund for $50,000.
That means if we raise $50,000, Mrs. Weaver’s foundation will match it dollar to dollar – giving us $100,000. This gift, once earned on our part, will be the funds needed to begin the design for our Children’s Garden.
Because the Arboretum has always been family focused, this garden is the perfect way to move forward with our mission of education, and will be the first garden that our board would like to focus on from our Master Plan.
About The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund
The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida was created by Delores Barr Weaver in 2015 as the natural evolution of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, which has awarded more than $86 million in grants since she created it in 2012.
She also provides separate, annual support to 20 local, non-profit organizations for their annual fundraising events through the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund. Like the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund’s purpose is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well.
Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that
uplift, enlighten and advance our community.