Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is leading the design and construction of the Emerald Trail, a 30-mile trail and linear park system connecting 14 neighborhoods surrounding Jacksonville’s urban core.

Your Gift Connects Our City … and so much more!

The generosity of individuals, corporations and other community entities is essential for building a transformative project that creates unprecedented greenspace while offering a myriad of wellness benefits for others. Financial gifts of all sizes increases GWJax’s capacity for:

  • Emerald Trail Planning, Building and Beautification
  • Urban Creek Restoration
  • CREST - Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training
  • Public Art and Recreational Amenities
  • Equitable Housing and Workforce Development Strategy

Two Donor Pathways Are Available

One-time and Monthly Giving

Every gift is an encouragement to the GWJax team. The collective impact of these dollars is significant and greatly appreciated. Recurring gifts provide a base of financial support that allows GWJax to meet trail needs while dreaming about future design and enhancements.

Become a Trailblazer

Trailblazers are annual donors beginning at the Contributor Level of $1500. These visionaries recognize the role of private philanthropy in creating a world-class trail system. Learn more about this leadership giving program HERE.


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Learn more by reading the most recent GWJax Annual Report.

Thank You to Our Leadership Donors


Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock Foundation

The Community Foundation Staff Giving Fund from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund


Lotus Commercial USA LLC


Arbor Day Foundation
Catherine M. Drompp Fund
Downtown Vision, Inc
Edna Sproull Williams Foundation
Fidelity National Financial (FNF)
First Horizon Foundation
Jack Meeks & Associates CPAS, LLC
JTC Running
JWB Real Estate Capital LLC
The Cummer Family Foundation

Wells Fargo