United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense program, which recently earned major recognition, received a three-year grant from the trustees.
In the last six years, the EITC campaign spearheaded by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund has had a major economic impact on Jacksonville, creating 204 jobs and adding millions of dollars to the local economy, according to a study by Jacksonville University.
The University of Florida will lead development of a statewide online benefit information system supported by a grant of $128,500 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
For communities seeking to help low-wealth individuals and families secure financial self-sufficiency, research suggests a key to success is “bundled” services — that is, coupling financial education and supports with work- and college-preparation programs. Residents of Delaware soon will have such a comprehensive program thanks in part to the support of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.