Projects

Family Links is a child-and family-centered support program at Wolfson Children’s Hospital made possible by The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, addressing health-related social conditions that impact the quality of children’s wellness. Where children live, play, and learn has a far greater influence on their long-term health outcomes than traditional medical care. For this reason, Family Links aims to assist families by identifying the social needs impacting their health, expanding access to community resources, and empowering family decision-making that leads to better health outcomes for children. From food insecurity, transportation, and housing/rent issues, to employment support, childcare, legal assistance and access to basic household goods and supplies, Family Links is here to address these crucial needs and promote our children’s health and well-being throughout the community.

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Operation Shower is an amazing organization that the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has worked with for 8+ years. It is an opportunity for the foundation and all of our community to thank the military families for all of their sacrifices. To date, we have donated gifts and offered support to over 500 military moms through Operation Shower events held during THE PLAYERS and other tournaments. Through donations we are able to surprise each wife of a deployed soldier or active military mom. Some of the items we provide include car seats, strollers, diaper bags, as well as a new outfit and booties for their trip home. We are proud to support our military community!

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The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has worked closely with Blessings in a Backpack for over 10 years, supplying meals each Friday for many students over the school year. Over 75,000 meals a year have been provided to students in Duval and St. John’s county schools through the First Coast Blessings in a Backpack program. The foundation has adopted schools in Duval County and provides funding for the children to receive meals every weekend. For just $100/child you can help to support the growing needs of food-insecure children in the Jacksonville area. For $10/child you can supply a holiday meal for a family.

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The Community PedsCare Palliative & Hospice Care Endowment was established in 2015 by the Furyks. The endowment provides a permanent funding source to support palliative and hospice care at Wolfson Children’s, as well as other programs and services provided in the system of care for medically complex children. The endowment’s annual income funds inpatient palliative care and provides critical operating support for the Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children at Wolfson Children’s, which serves as a medical home for babies, children and adolescents throughout our region who live with chronic, complex medical conditions, requiring ongoing care by several doctors and oftentimes specialized medical equipment.

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Mal Washington has been a leader in our community and a great role model for many of the kids in his program, MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has been happy to support his efforts over the past 15 years by providing financial assistance, educational supplies and food/beverages for the holidays and specialty parties for this wonderful program. The Furyk’s have also been Holiday Angels over the years, providing gifts for the children and family members who do not have the financial resources to provide gifts for one another.

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First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. For over 10 years, Jim Furyk has been an Ambassador and Honorary Board Member to First Tee – North Florida. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is happy to support by providing financial assistance, supplies, and advocacy of the organization. The Furyk’s and First Tee are truly “Building Game Changers” in the North Florida Community.

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Since 2011, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has provided funding and products to pack over 10,000 holiday meals packed by family volunteers during Hope for the Holidays. This annual event deliverers meals to food-insecure families throughout St. Johns and Duval County. The children and families that are selected to receive these bags are recognized through the county and are part of the following programs: Blessings in a Backpack, the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, Feeding Northeast Florida and more. The holiday meal includes a canned ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, chicken broth, stuffing, noodle-roni, rice-a-roni, quaker oatmeal, hot cocoa, candy canes, granola bars and more. For only $10/bag you can supply a holiday meal to a family.

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The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is thrilled to expand their charitable partners to include Beaches Habitat for Humanity. This is the first home the Foundation is sponsoring. The collaboration will include a home built to ADA standards for a single mother who has a child with Cerebral Palsy. The build will have a ceiling mounted tracking system that will allow the mother to more easily move the child to their bed, shower and throughout the house. The family is currently living with no ADA accommodations so this will be a huge improvement in their lives.

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The Jacksonville Humane Society is committed to finding loving homes for animals and educating the community on how to care for them. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has partnered with the Humane Society to expand their education programs for children in our community. Through this partnership we are providing field trips to Title 1 schools and camp scholarships for our charitable partners. This offers children an experience to learn about dogs, cats and helping pets in our community. We are proud to support the Jacksonville Humane Society in all they are doing to educate our youth and find forever homes for pets!

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St. Johns RIVERKEEPER is a non-profit watchdog organization dedicated to defending the St. Johns River and advocating for its protection. We are a member-supported group that serves as an educator, advocate, and trusted voice for the entire St. Johns River and its nearly 9,000 square miles of watershed. We play a critical role in advocating for protective policies and sensible solutions, raising awareness and educating youth, and activating the community to get involved and take action. St. Johns RIVERKEEPER is one of over 350 Waterkeeper-affiliated organizations around the world working to protect our planet’s most important waterways from pollution and other threats. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is excited to partner with the St. Johns RIVERKEEPER to raise awareness, educate the youth and involve the community to serve our waterways.

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Elevate Jacksonville’s mission is building long-term, life changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. Embedded in the school’s curriculum as an accredited elective for 9-12 grades. Elevate Jacksonville focuses on leadership and character development. Our program includes classroom instruction, one-on-one mentoring, small and large group settings, and adventure activities year-round. The goal is for all Elevate Jacksonville students to graduate and go to college, the military, or into a trade for their next step to success. Elevate Jacksonville, an affiliate of Elevate USA, places full-time staff who are combination of teacher, mentor, and life coach into schools where they are available to their students around the clock. Our summer program provides new, different, and fun activities. This year thanks to the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation our students were able to enjoy Camp Dupont, 1stTee, Adventure Landing, Summer Service at Hope’s Closet, Ichetucknee Springs, Wild Adventures and many more treasured memories.

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Thank You To Our Partners