Looking for a Grant?
The Letter of Intent for our 2020-2021 Grant Cycle is now open. If you missed our Virtual Grant Seeker workshop, you can view the recording here and download the slides here. Please see the timeline below for an overview of our cycle, and please read through the Frequently Asked Question section on the right.
Apply for a Grant
Publicizing Your Grant
Below Daryl explains the steps of our grant application process:
Our timeline for nonprofits with year-round programs is as follows:
- Letter of Intent (LOI) opens December 7, 2020
- Letter of Intent (LOI) closes January 6, 2021
- Full Proposal invited February 8, 2021
- Full Proposal due March 1, 2021
- Site visits March & April 2021
- Grants awarded May/June 2021
In order to better support nonprofits with summer programs, we are requesting that nonprofits with summer programs fill out all the necessary information from the LOI and the Full Proposal at once, and we will be reviewing their proposals on an expedited timeline:
- LOI/Full Proposal opens December 7, 2020
- LOI/Full Proposal closes January 6, 2021
- Grants Awarded March 2021
For both year-round and summer programs we offer:
- Mini Grants of $500-$10,000
- Community Impact Grants of $10,001-$55,000
Application and reporting requirements will reflect the size of the grant. We suggest mini-grants for organizations that are newly established or have an annual budget of $250,000 or less.
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Who We Fund
We will consider requests from charitable organizations that are tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) organization and public charities under IRS Section 509 (a). Organizations operating under a fiscal sponsor with tax exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3) may also be considered.
We will only consider requests from organizations located within Palm Beach and Martin Counties or that directly benefit residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
We will not consider competitive grant requests for any of the following:
- annual appeal
- capital campaigns or capital projects
- deficit financing
- for-profit, parochial, charter, private, or individual public schools
- fundraising event
- open space purchase
- nonprofit endowments
- requests for a specific individual
- requests to support religious or political causes, or to organizations organized for religious or political purposes
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. Applicants must hold similar standards. Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.
What We Fund
Each year, we award over a million dollars in grants focusing on three priority areas: