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J T Townsend Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   62 reviews 3,170

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services


830 A1A North Suite 13 #187 Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA


Mission Statement The JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds, provide financial assistance, and/or adaptive equipment for children and adults with disabilities. Townsend is in the process of recovering from a life-changing spinal cord injury he received playing high school football. The JTTF is the Townsend family’s way of giving back to the community that so generously provided for JT after his injury. The JTTF will better many lives and provide support for important research. The Foundation operates in complete compliance with established federal and state regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin


This non profit was formed in 2010 and has been able to help many people with various pieces of equipment they could not afford to have otherwise.

Target demographics:

People in the Jacksonville area meeting the mission statement criteria.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2012 - 14 beneficiaries to date2011 - 4 beneficiaries

Geographic areas served:

Florida/Georgia First Coast


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Rating: 5 stars  

We're so thankful for what you all did for my twins, thank you.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This foundation has been such a blessing to my family. My granddaughter has Cerebral Palsy and she is wheelchair bound. The wheelchair we had was not on that would aid in her therapy or comfort. We found it extremely difficult to feed her as the wheelchair we had was a standard child's wheelchair with no ability to tilt. I sought out this foundation for assistance in obtaining an activity chair that would meet so many of our needs in caring for my grandchild. The graciousness of the volunteers and Ms. Townsend was unbelievable! Meeting the team in person and watching my grandchild sit in her new chair for the first time was such a joy. We all cried that day. It has truly changed all our lives. This foundation made it possible for my youngest grandchild to see her sister eye to eye for the first time, She could not stop hugging and kissing her sister because this activity chair lowered to the floor. I have really enjoyed watching Lavonne take a nap in her chair comfortably without having to move her to a bed all the time.
Sometimes you know you want to volunteer and you are not sure where to volunteer your time. I have since offered my services in whatever capacity the foundation may need going forward; thank you for helping make my decision to offer my services to you. The right people are on the JT Townsend Foundation team! I felt as though Kelly was a part of my immediate family, we even cried together!
Thank you so much for changing our lives for the better. God Bless You!!

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JTTF help my daughter Nikia Newsom with a Riften activity chair Nikia can sit up high to watch TV something that she loves to do we thank God for JTTF because Medicaid would not pay for this activity chair that she really enjoys and I do too because it sit up high and I don't haft to bend over and hurt my back I just want to say thank you and we love you
Sheralla & Nikia Newsome

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As a 72 year old grandma with disabled grandson, I had hard time getting him in and out of my auto. This foundation made a dream come true. He climbs in his chair and off we go. After 10 years of searching for help this foundation came forward. Cudos to these folks for making transporting Dillon easier. Carolyn Patten

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Rating: 5 stars  

JTTF provided us with a chair my son desperately needed for feeding and interaction with family. Insurance would not cover it and it's not something we would have ever been able to afford.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left-Heart Syndrome, which requires him to be in constant need of several medications and doctor visits, just to survive. When our family were faced with the possibility of loosing his insurance, JT Townsend stepped in and helped us get things straighted out, and all of our worries suddleny disappeared. They are truly a God send and I could never thank them enough for what they did for me and my little man.

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Amazingly generous and caring Foundation. My disabled son's quality of life has been changed for the better because of their kindness!

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The JT Townsend Foundation
Has truly been a blessing to our family and our sons special needs. They were able to provide remaining payment after insurance on a much needed medical stroller and bath chair. It has made our life a little easier getting our boy around and bathed. A great foundation who has a passion to help those in need and keep their sons memory alive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My child was in need of an activity chair and I received quick response , great customer service, and communication. We received her chair within a month if not sooner. This chair has came in hand and I am thankful and happy that JTTF was able to be here for my family in our time of need. Thank you JT!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found J T's foundation on the web while trying to find help to get a new manual wheelchair.

I have cerebral palsy and my insurance would not help me but JT's foundation did. His foundation serves the underserved and under represented. Not only those in the disabled community but anyone who was blessed to know, meet, or talk with him understood how important this foundation and the people it served were to him.

Even in his absence his legacy lives on in the hearts and efforts of those whose love, work, and service perpetuates what JT envisioned his foundation to be.

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