121 Cares Foundation

Your Hometown Credit Union Gives Back: Help Invest In a Better Jacksonville 

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121 Financial, Jacksonville’s Hometown Credit Union, created the 121 Cares Foundation in 2022.

VISION: Inspiring our community to achieve personal financial wellness.

MISSION: Helping our Community Advance by providing Resources, Education and Support. (C.A.R.E.S.)

Supporting the Jacksonville community is not only important for those in need, but also for the well-being of our community as a whole. By making a donation to the 121 Cares Foundation, you are joining us in our mission to create a better, brighter future for all in our hometown.

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Why Donate?

Jacksonville, FL is a vibrant and growing city with a rich history and a bright future. However, as with any urban area, it is not without its challenges. From poverty and homelessness to a lack of access to education and healthcare, there are many issues that need to be addressed in order to make Jacksonville a better place for all. That's why the 121 Cares Foundation is so important.

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As the first 501c3 foundation started by a credit union, the 121 Cares Foundation is dedicated to making a positive impact on the community of Jacksonville. From education to health and wellness, to arts and culture, the foundation is committed to supporting programs and initiatives that address the most pressing needs in our community.

Join the Movement

The 121 Cares Foundation is part of a growing movement of individuals and organizations who are committed to making a positive impact on their communities, both today and for a better future. By making a donation, you are joining this movement and demonstrating your support for a better Jacksonville community for all.

Be part of the solution

By supporting the 121 Cares Foundation, you are taking action and showing your commitment to making a positive impact on your community. Your donation is a statement of your values of kindness, generosity, and empathy.

Make a tangible impact

Your donation will directly support programs and initiatives that are making a real difference in the lives of those in the Jacksonville community. By supporting the 121 Cares Foundation, you are making a visible and immediate difference in the lives of those in need.

Invest in the future

Your donation will provide essential resources to those who need it most, including animals, children, families, and seniors. By supporting education, health and wellness, and arts and culture programs, you are investing in the future of our city. 

Local Partnerships

As the first 501(c)3 nonprofit organization launched by a local credit union, 121 Cares Foundation’s mission is to help focus and strengthen the credit union’s charitable giving and community involvement toward the development, education, and well-being of the communities, areas and members, serviced by the Credit Union.

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121 Cares in Action

Highlights, photo albums, news coverage, and more from the latest 121 Cares Foundation campaigns.

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MEGA Holiday Toy & Clothing Drive

Annual Holiday toy and clothing drive for the homeless and at-risk kids, teens, and families of Sulzbacher. Each year, 121 Cares helps to collect and distribute toys and gifts to 500+ recipients throughout the Greater Jacksonville community.

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Deck the Doors

Annual fundraising campaign that brings special, personalized messages of hope and encouragement to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville.

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Teddy 4 Tykes

Teddy bear drive for the critically ill children and siblings staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville. 121 Cares, in partnership with 121 Financial staff and members, collected and donated over 180 hypoallergenic teddy bears to help brighten spirits of children undergoing treatment locally.

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Kicks For Kids

Spearheaded by 121 Cares board member Gail Lewis, our annual Kids For Kids drive helps to deliver hundreds of pairs of new shoes just in time for the start of the school year.

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Back to School Backpack Drive

121 Cares hosts an annual "Back to School" supply drive to stuff more than 400 backpacks with essential school supplies for homeless and at-risk kids and teens served by Sulzbacher. Culminating in a Back to School Bash, the drive also serves to provide local children with free pediatric and dental check-ups through Sulzbacher's clinic.

121 Cares Foundation Leadership & Financial Information


  • David Marovich


  • Cyndi Koan

    Vice President/Treasurer

  • Ken Babby


  • Gail Lewis

    Board Member

  • Nichole LeBlanc

    Registered Agent

Documents & Financials

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