Our Partners

The $1,000 Start-Ups is supported by our generous grantors, donors, collaborators and supporters. Together we are working to grow our small business community.

Grantors are organizations, foudations, and businesses who provide grant funding.

Donors are individuals, families, businesses and organizations who provide financial donations.

Supporters are organizations who support $1000 Start-Ups with facilities, volunteers, publicity, and marketing.

Collaborators are individuals and organizations who enrich the quality of the program by teaching or with their talents.


Amelia Cruzers

Community Foundation of North East Florida

Jay & Brenda Kayne Foundation

Tom & Janine Larson Foundation

New Vision

The Weldon Foundation


CEO (Chicks Eating Out)

Fernandina Beach Newsleader

Fernandina Observer

Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church

Main Street Fernandina

Janet Michea, Graphic Artist

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce

Nassau County Exchange Club

Nassau County Racial Equality Coalition

Postcards for Voters

ROMEO’s (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

Shady Ladies Art Studio

Small Business Development Center

Story & Song Bookstore

Take Stock in Children

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville

Peggy Weeks, Graphic Artist


Donna Paz Kaufman

Mark Kaufman

Jeanne Connor in memory of Rick Conner

Penny Reid

Robin Bruck

Mike Tanner

Chris Reed

Ken Knisel

Brenda Kayne

Jay Kayne

Grant Griffin-Eddings

Xylina Green

Mary & Gene Janicke

Anne Showalter