Press Release
December 1, 2020


Rayonier awarded $105,000 to more than 38 local nonprofit organizations to help address key community needs across Nassau County. Recipients of the award were recognized individually this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual special awards breakfast was canceled.
The recipients will use the funds to help meet a range of needs in the Nassau County community, including civic and cultural, educational, environmental, natural resources and health and human services programs.

From promoting active involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, to establishing new apprenticeship programs or helping students develop the skills they will need to prosper, the Rayonier Community Fund grants help give families the opportunity to thrive.

“I’m extremely proud to support the tireless work of these organizations to help the most vulnerable people in the County,” said Mike Bell, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications.

Altogether, in 2020 Rayonier, through the Rayonier Community Fund, plans to grant close to $310,000 across the United States. Approximately, one third of those funds will be distributed in Nassau County to the following organizations:

ALL Pro Dads
Amelia Island Book Festival
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Arts Alive Nassau
Baptist Health Foundation Barnabas Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Elm Street Sportsman Association Family Support Services of North Florida
Fernandina Beach High School Foundation
Ferst Readers of Nassau County
First Coast Healing Hands
Institute for Enterprise
Keep Nassau Beautiful
Nassau County Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Nassau County Council on Aging
Nassau County Extension – 4H

Nassau County School District – Career Education
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Charities
Nassau Education Foundation
Nassau Habitat for Humanity
School Board of Nassau County
St. Marys Riverkeeper
Take Stock in Children of Nassau County THATS Foundation The Arc Nassau
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society NE Florida Chapter
The Salvation Army – Hope House
The US Constitution Scholarship Foundation The Westside Optimist Club
Traders Hill Farm
Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation
UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources
The US Constitution Scholarship Foundation
Veterans Council of Nassau County
West Nassau Historical Society

Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. We own or lease under long-term agreements approximately 2.7 million acres of timberlands. We also act as the managing member in a private equity timber fund business with three funds comprising approximately 141,000 acres. We are
More than trees because we recognize that our 90+ years of success in the timberland industry comes from our people, an empowering culture and the courage to constantly challenge “the way it’s always been done.” Get to know us at www.rayonier.com.

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