The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties celebrated another year of charitable giving, granting over $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations through the Foundation’s funds. Funding priorities for this year focused on community revitalization. Grants were awarded to programs and projects that are working to enhance the community and the quality of life for residents.
“The Community Foundation is actively working to address the needs identified by local residents and facilitate positive change in our community,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Our funding priorities for this year’s competitive grants reflect those efforts. We continue to support our neighborhood-based organizations that strive every day to enhance our communities by making them safe, vibrant, clean and green.”
Organizations earning a grant this year demonstrated impactful strategies, creative expansions, further collaboration and innovative approaches to tackle our most pressing needs.
The competitive grant cycle opened in December and the process included letters of inquiries, full proposals, site visits, committee evaluations, and final committee recommendations to the Community Foundation board in May. A total of 38 organizations doing incredible work in housing, homelessness, community beautification, health and wellness, community engagement and leadership, and collective impact were awarded grants.
For more information on the grants program, or about establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org or call 561-659-6800.
Below are the 2019-2020 grantees:
2019-2020 Community Impact Grants
(Directed by the Community Foundation)
Achieve Palm Beach County
Achievement Centers for Children and Families
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches
Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches (ASOTB)
Center for Child Counseling
Center for Trauma Counseling
City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office
Community Greening Corp.
Community Health Center of West Palm Beach
Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County
Community Partners of South Florida
DePorres Place Adult Literacy Center
Emanuel Jackson Sr. Project
Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County
GCI Training & Employment
Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County
Jump for Joi
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Martin County School District
Memory Trees Corporation
Northwest Community Consortium
Palm Health Foundation
Sea Turtle Adventures
Second Chance Initiative
Suits for Seniors
Susan G. Komen
The Lord’s Place
The Milagro Center
United Way of Palm Beach County
Urban Youth Impact
West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition
About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided more than $150 million in grants and scholarships over its 46-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grantmaker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.