Become a MemberOur coalition represents over 75 area nonprofits along with other interested individuals committed to the sole purpose of working on behalf of children. As a non-profit organization or community advocate, it is important to unite and work together in the local community and statewide.  Jacksonville Kids Coalition members are volunteer community leaders and children’s services experts who care deeply about the health and well-being of all children in Northeast Florida. The Coalition represents the interests of over Duval County’s 240,000 children, as well as those in the surrounding counties – particularly children served by the child-serving nonprofit organizations in Greater Jacksonville. By coordinating our individual efforts in a synchronized movement, we can increase the effectiveness of our programs and the power of our voices.

Annual membership activities include:

  • Advocacy Training
  • Lobbying trip to Tallahassee to meet with state legislators
  • Meetings with the Mayor and City Council members on behalf of all JKC Member Organizations
  • Conducting research and sharing information on issues affecting children
  • Candidate forums to educate candidates on the needs of children in our community

Consider becoming an organizational member of the Jacksonville Kids Coalition. Currently, membership is complimentary and includes complimentary or discounts to our trainings and events for you or your board.  Your organization will also be listed on our website and listed in some of our printed material.

To become a member, please click here to fill out an application.

Participating Organizations

Below are several companies and individuals committed to working on behalf of children:

Baptist Health Foundation
Best Buddies
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
Cathedral Arts Project
Child Guidance Center
Children’s Home Society
Communities in Schools
Community Connections of Jacksonville
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
DLC Nurse and Learn
Dreams Come True
Duval County Public Schools
Early Learning Coalition
Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville
Empowerment Resources
Family Foundations
Family Support Services
First Coast Girls Initiative
Girls, Inc.
Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center
Hubbard House
Jacksonville Children’s Commission

Jacksonville Marine Institute
Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center
Jewish Community Alliance
Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc.
Junior Achievement
Leadership Jacksonville
MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation
Mental Health America of Northeast Florida
Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition
Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
Northwest Behavioral Health Services
PACE Center for Girls
Project SOS
Salvation Army
St. Vincent’s
The Bridge of Northeast Florida
UF Pediatrics at Shands
United Way of Northeast Florida
Upright Public Relations
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
YMCA of Florida’s First Coast
Youth Crisis Center
Worst to First