A community foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported philanthropic institution with a long term goal of building permanent, named charitable funds established by many separate donors for the broad-based charitable benefit of the residents of a defined geographic area, typically no larger than a state.

Community foundations change lives. Their unique role in a region enables donors to transform their philanthropic passion into meaningful impact.


We believe our residents should have the same opportunities to thrive and succeed in life. 

  • Generosity from our fundholders improves the quality of life for residents in need.
  • Our innovative and supportive grantmaking to our local nonprofits is impactful, sustainable and enriches the community. 

The Community Foundation has been quietly and efficiently serving the generous donors whose funds they are responsible for investing in meaningful programs offered by sustainable, successful local nonprofits. They have the trust of donors and nonprofits alike for their strategic vision and leadership."

Laurie George, President and CEO at United Way of Palm Beach County


Giving back to the community should be easy, fulfilling and impactful. 

  • Donors should focus their energies on making giving meaningful, rather than managing paperwork
  • Giving back strengthens communities, builds vibrancy and improves quality of life.

Discover how a charitable giving fund at the Community Foundation operates:

City's racial and ethnic equality task force members revealed

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James revealed the names of those who will be a part of the city's new Racial and Ethnic Equality Task Force. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is humbled and honored CEO Brad Hurlburt and Board Chair Julie Fisher-Cummings have been named task force members.