WGA & The Community Foundation

WGA is an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

What does that mean? Why is it important?

In many ways, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (TCF) is the “mothership” for WGA. WGA’s link to TCF goes back to 1999. At the time, WGA Founder Courtenay Wilson had just finished ten years as a trustee of The Community Foundation. She understood that TCF – with its mission to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community – was the perfect place to incubate what was, at that time, a novel concept.

And so Courtenay enlisted other current and former TCF trustees: Ann Baker, Doris Carson, Delores Barr Weaver and Helen Lane. She knew their experience with TCF would help ground their effort for the long-term. These five pioneers were encouraged and guided by TCF leadership, who had the knowledge and experience to help set WGA on a path to strength and longevity.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida supports the Women’s Giving Alliance in many ways. Pictured: WGA President, Sheila Collier and TCF President, Isaiah M. Oliver

Continued Support

The Community Foundation continues to play a vital role in the life of WGA, offering a wealth of philanthropic services, expertise, financial stewardship and staff support. View the WGA/TCF Operating Agreement for more information about our partnership.

With over 50 years experience, more than 650 funds established and deep roots in the regional nonprofit sector, TCF knows how to help WGA members, individuals, families, organizations and corporations take full advantage of charitable giving opportunities. With WGA since the very beginning, TCF provides consistency and permanency for WGA as its leadership and membership rotate and evolve.

“I love WGA because it is so prudent in its processes, and I feel TCF is a good steward of our money. I really love that our family decides individually and collectively where our charitable funds are designated.”

Laine Silverfield, WGA Legacy Member

Explore More about The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation allows donors to give back to the community they care about, and our staff helps connect philanthropists to the causes they care about.

The Community Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation in Florida, with more than $690 million in grants made since inception.

Man and Woman

Many members of WGA have donor advised funds at TCF, including WGA Member Laine Silverfield and her husband.