Skip to main content

Stewardship & Giving

The opportunities to give help to support the Diocesan mission and vision and all of its ministries exist through developing and investing philanthropic resources that will sustain the diocese in perpetuity. Through our Bishop’s vision and the leadership of our Board of Directors, the Diocesan Foundation seeks to build an inspiring case of support for encouraging joyful and generous gifts to advance our ministries of building healthy discipleship and sharing the Good News of God in Christ.


Diocesan Foundation

Bishop’s Appeal for Supporting Ministries Affected By COVID-19
This mini-campaign is seeking donations that will be used by Bishop Howard for supporting Diocesan ministries that have reduced services affected by COVID-19 by reinstating services and providing financial assistance and/or medical assistance to employees who are delivering these services.

Tax Relief Benefits and the CARES Act

There are tax relief benefits for donations made to the Foundation in support of our Diocesan ministries, due to the recent passage of the CARES Act. Taking a standard deduction on the 2020 tax return means that a new “above the line” deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to charities during this year can be taken. With this benefit in place, we ask that you please consider a gift to the Foundation in support of any Diocesan ministry.

John D. Baker II

Joan W. Newton
The Rev. Dr. James “Jim” H. Cooper
Ron Foster, Sr.
John Peyton
John D. Rood
Ashbel “Ash” C. Williams
Willis M. Ball
Annie T. Egan

The Rev. Teresa Seagle, President, Standing Committee
Christopher Greene, Chancellor

Applying for Financial Assistance
There are three types of funds currently available: regular grants, emergency grants, and diaconal formation grants. These grants are to assist deacons who are working, retired, in formation or disabled who have insufficient funds for their needs. To apply for a Diaconal Formation Grant, please visit:

If you have any questions or if you’re unclear as to which grant might apply to your situation, please contact The Rev. Theresa Lewallen, Grants Administrator,

Stewardship and Advancement

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35

How to Give

Gifts to the Foundation in support of the special Bishop’s Appeal or any Diocesan ministry can be made electronically here or by mail to:

The Diocese of Florida Foundation, Inc.
325 N. Market Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202