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During the 1952-53 Rotary year, members of the club voted to support the recommendation of the officers and board to hold an annual charity ball as the club's primary annual project. A separate nonprofit corporation was formed and named the ROTARY CHARITY FOUNDATION, INC. This legal step would permit tax deductible contributions to be made to the Foundation.

The Foundation was to be governed by the club's board of directors which was required to approve of all recommendations for administration of the charitable funds and distribution of grants.

Two standing committees were created. The Annual Benefit Committee was organized to stage the Charity Ball and the Project and Screening Committee was designated to select and review all projects to be presented annually to the club membership for final approval.

Since that first Ball in 1953, the Rotary Charity Foundation has funded grants of more than $2-million from the proceeds of the balls and other events as well as direct contributions from members.

The Charity Ball is no longer but raising and granting funds continues more strongly than ever before. Through the years charitable grants have been made to the following community organizations:

ROTARY
YEAR
CHARITY RECIPIENT   ROTARY
YEAR
CHARITY RECIPIENT
1952-53 N. Fla. Assn. for Mentally Retarded Children   1997-98 Pine Castle
1953-54 Young Men's Christian Assn.     Prisoners of Christ
1954-55 Blind Children's Foundation     Safe Harbor Boy's Home
1955-56 Boy Scouts of America   1998-99 Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)
1956-57 Daniel Memorial Home     City Rescue Mission
1957-58 Visiting Nurse Association     CPJ Housing (Cerebral Palsy)
1958-59 YMCA Camp Infirmary     Urban Ministries of Springfield
1959-60 Boys Home Association     Vision is Priceless
1960-61 Boy Scouts of America Camp Echockotee     WJCT - Jacksonville Public Broadcasting, Inc.
1961-62 Opportunity House   1999-2000 The Bridge of Northeast Florida
1962-63 N.E. Florida Heart Association     Family Visitation Center
1963-64 Speech and Hearing Center     The Inn Ministry
1964-65 Jacksonville University Library     Pace Center for Girls, Inc.
1965-66 James Weldon Johnson Branch, YMCA     Salvation Army
1966-67 Child Guidance Clinic of Duval County     St. Mathews Care Center
1967-68 Gateway Girl Scout Council, Inc.   2000-01 Angelwood
1968-69 The Salvation Army     First Coast Developmental
1969-70 Goodwill Industries of N. Florida, Inc.     Academy
1970-71 The City Rescue Mission, Inc. Young Life Inner City   2001-02 Clara White Mission
1971-72 St. Vincent's Hospital     Holy Rosary School
1972-73 Jax Blood Bank     Children's Crisis Center
1973-74 Boy Scouts of America   2002-03 Fresh Ministries
1974-75 Transient Youth Center, Travelers Aid Society     Hubbard House
1975-76 Daniel Memorial Home     Volunteers In Medicine
1976-77 Jacksonville Children's Museum   2003-04 Inside/Outside
1977-78 Jacksonville University     Ronald McDonald House
1978-79 Hubbard House     Women's Center
1979-80 Junior Achievement   2004-05 MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation
1980-81 Cathedral Court, Cathedral Rehabilitation Center     Trinity Rescue Mission
1981-82 Jacksonville Marine Institute   2005-06 Community Connections
1982-83 Hope Haven Children's Clinic     Safe Harbor Boys Home
1983-84 Boys Clubs of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.   2006-07 Pine Castle
  Eartha White Boys Club     The Inn Ministry
1984-85 The Food Bank of Jacksonville     DLC Nurse & Learn
  Episcopal Child Day Care Centers, Inc.     Police Athletic League
1985-86 Church Women United-Hope House   2007-08 Family Promise
  Family Health Services - The Bridge of Northeast Florida     SI. Mary's Episcopal Church & Outreach
  Greater Jacksonville Families in Action   2008-09 Angelwood
  YMCA Camp Immokalee     Barnabas International
1986-87 Daniel Memorial, Inc.     Catholic Charities
1986-87 Riverside Tradition House     Daniel Memorial, Inc.
  Speech and Hearing Center     Guardian Catholic Schools
  Association for Retarded Citizens of Duval     Hubbard House
  Temple Sisterhood Braille Group     Salvation Army
  Cummer Gallery of Art     Women's Help Center
  Episcopal High School of Jacksonville Foundation   2009-10 Child Guidance Center
  Normandy Village United     DePaul School of Northeast Florida
  Methodist Day Care Center     Family Nurturing Center
  Children's Home Society     Girls, Inc.
1988-89 Harbor House     L'Arche Harbor House
1989-90 Travelers Aid Society     Sanctuary on 8th Street
  Suicide Prevention Center of Jacksonville, Inc.     Volunteers in Medicine
1990-91 Aslan House     USO
  The H. Warner Webb Center for Independent Living   2010-11 Emergency Pregnancy Services
1991-92 Family Health Services - The Bridge of Northeast Florida     Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center
  Y.M.C.A.     Morning Star School
1992-93 Lutheran Social Services     Seamark Ranch
  Prevent Blindness     Youth Crisis Center
  Learn to Read   2011-12 Tim Tebow Foundation
  Young Life   2012-13 No Awards Made
1993-94 City Rescue Mission   2013-14 Community Health Outreach (aka Apple Project)
  The Help Center, Inc.     Community Connections
  Hospice of Northeast Florida     Pine Castle, Inc.
  Theater Jacksonville     Starbase Florida - Jacksonville
1994-95 The Mercy Ship Project   2014-15 Hubbard House
  Clara White Mission     North Florida School of Special Education
  Museum of Science and History     Vision Is Priceless Council, Inc
  Boys Hope   2015-16 Glodev, Inc.
1995-96 I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless     L’Arche Jacksonville
1996-97 Easter Seals   2016-17 Muslim American Social Services (MASS)
  Family Counseling Services, Inc.     DLC Nurse and Learn
  Hubbard House     Children’s Home Society of Florida, NE Region
  Speech and Hearing Center, Inc.      
  St. Johns Horizon House      
  St. Pius V Parish School      
  YWCA