Community Impact Grants

Since 1972, the Community Foundation has powered nonprofit services and solutions that elevate our area’s people, places and possibilities. After its first grant of $2,500 to the local 211 Helpline, the Foundation has since placed over $200 million in the hands of more than 3, nonprofit partners to close opportunity gaps, address our most pressing needs and improve life for us all.

Donor-Driven Grantmaking

Last year, donors recommended about 70% of the more than $16 million awarded to nonprofit organizations from charitable funds managed by the Foundation. We award grants from charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations to benefit nonprofit organizations doing personally meaningful work in our region, statewide, nationwide and even globally.

Donors can give through their funds to accomplish a great variety of charitable goals including:

  • Make an annual gift to a place of worship
  • Provide scholarships to high school students
  • Improve a park or provide access to health care and arts opportunities
  • Benefit a college alma mater
  • Enhance job training programs, help a library, build affordable housing
  • Support a child’s or grandchild’s school — public or parochial
  • Give to charities in other states
  • Support local charities when living elsewhere
Competitive Grantmaking

We are proud of our rich grantmaking history to over 3,000 local nonprofit partners. Our competitive grantmaking priorities are defined by our community’s greatest needs. We encourage organizations located within Palm Beach and Martin Counties, or that directly benefit our residents, to apply for competitive grants that support these critical areas of need:

Economic Opportunity
Organizations that focus on workforce development, vocational training, industry certifications, and adult literacy.

Education and Youth
Organizations that focus on early childhood, youth literacy, access to education, high school completion, and vocational training.

Thriving Communities
Organizations that focus on early childhood, youth literacy, access to education, high school completion, and vocational training.

Crisis Preparation and Response
Direct-response grants to urgent needs within communities facing disaster or threat to safety and life.

Award Amounts

The Community Foundation offers Mini Grants of $500 to $15,000.
Our Community Impact Grants range between $15,001 to $75,000.

Meet Our Community Impact Team