Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club
Charity
The Ponte Vedra Woman's Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization run entirely by volunteers.  We work hard raising funds at our events throughout the club year, which runs through the end of May.   Our selected charities receive their distribution in May and our scholarship recipients are announced at that time.  We have formed long-standing relationships with some of the charities that we work with.
 

Throughout the year, from time to time, our members also donate specific items needed by charities.  This can take many forms, from filling the holiday wish lists for children at one or more of our charities, to collecting school supplies, clothing items, or baby needs, for example. 

PVWC chooses charities every two years to support.   A large, dedicated, fun-loving, and charity-minded committee worked diligently to get and review many noble applications and selected the five for which the Board unanimously agreed. 

June 2024 - May 2026 Charities:

Betty Griffin Center:  Shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault

BEAM Helping low income residents in Jacksonville's beach communities 

Mission House:  The only day facility to help meet the needs of people who are homeless at the Beaches through compassion, faith, and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level. 

Port in the Storm --This is the only homeless youth shelter in SJC for ages 18-24

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Educating students from all over Florida, tuition-free, who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deaf and blind.

 

Other charities that PVWC has supported in the past include:

St. Augustine Youth Services - Therapeutic group homes and outpatient services for at-risk youth

Hugs Across the County:  Meeting the need of impoverished youth in St. John's County

Gabriel House of Care:  Provides affordable temporary housing to medical patients from out of town 

Rethreaded:  Benefits victims of human trafficking through business

Beaches Habitat for Humanity:  Builds or refurbishes homes for qualified families in need

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach:  Bringing the arts into the life of our community

Haiti Relief Fund:  Providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to Haitian earthquake victims

St Francis House:  Assisting the homeless in St. Augustine

St. Gerards:  Home, school, and support for pregnant teenagers and young mothers

Youth Crisis Center:  Safe shelter and support for at-risk children and youth in the Jacksonville area

Expanding Your Horizons:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) conference for girls in 5th-8th grade

 

To make a donation to support our work, 

Or mail your check to: 

PVWC
Attn: Ways and Means
P.O. Box 957
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004

 

PVWC chooses charities every two years to support.    Charities are invited to apply for assistance.  
 
Applications are evaluated in March and April for selection in May every two years to receive their funding the following May of each year.  
 
Next application deadline is March 15th, 2026 for funding covering the 2026-28 Club Years.  Disbursement of funds will be made in May of each year.   
 
The application form can be found here: https://forms.gle/Qse4aFcuAiyEkfBo8
 
These charities were weighed against the following 4 criteria as outlined by our Club:
 
a. should be servicing local area (St. John's County or the Beaches)
b. addressing food, shelter, education, well-being
c. overhead admin should not exceed 20%
d. 5k or less will make a considerable difference