Partnering with the JWBC
The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the JAX Chamber Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is also funded by grants, sponsorships and donations. Under the terms of many of our grants, the JWBC is required to match grant funding received, on a dollar-for-dollar basis. As a program of the JAX Chamber Foundation, all donations, sponsorships or contributions to the JWBC are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
There are several ways you can partner with the JWBC. Your contribution is an investment in the economic health of our community and a hand up, not a hand out, to women entrepreneurs.
Become a sponsor for JWBC program.
Make a personal charitable contribution to the JWBC. Your contribution counts toward our matching funds, provides a tax deduction for you and, most importantly, helps a woman business owner receive the mentoring or education she needs to move her business to the next level.
Contribute to the JWBC Scholarship Fund.
If you prefer, designate your contribution to our Scholarship Fund. Many women business owners are just starting out and need educational resources to sustain and grow their business. While donations and sponsorships help us keep our program fees as low as possible, many of our clients struggle to pay the entire cost. The JWBC has established a scholarship fund to assist those women. When donating, specify you would like your contribution applied to the scholarship fund.
Invest your corporate marketing or CRA dollars with the JWBC.
Your marketing dollars, diversity supplier funds, Community Reinvestment Act funds or your corporate foundation can make a huge difference in the lives of women business owners. Sponsorships are available for many of our programs. Your sponsorship helps keep the cost of our programs low, so women who are small business owners can afford to attend. You are also supporting the country’s fastest growing segment: Women-Owned businesses.
If you are interested in becoming a program sponsor, contact Kathy Bolesworth, manager, JAX Chamber Foundation, at (904) 366-6633 or click here to email her. Kathy will help you find the right fit for your company and maximize your sponsorship experience.