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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Counties to
Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

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Community Foundation For Palm Beach and Martin Counties - Community Impact Funds

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Deadline Date:

02/28/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of $55,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Interest prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the areas of educational attainment, community revitalization, and youth development that benefit residents in need in Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Funding will be provided in two categories:

  • Mini-grants
    • For newer organizations or those who have an annual budget of $250,000 or less
  • Community Impact

The request must be for a new program/project or an expansion of an existing one.

The Foundation facilitates philanthropic support to improve quality of life for local residents in need and focus on three priority issue areas:

Community Revitalization 

  • Definition: Improvements in economic, physical infrastructure, health and social conditions for distressed neighborhoods.

Educational Attainment 

  • Definition: Supplemental support for the academic achievement of students in pre-kindergarten through high school, support for low-income and first-generation students entering college and vocational programs, and adult workforce development programs leading to education beyond a high school diploma.

Positive Youth Development

  • Definition: Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths’ strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths (The Federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151349

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Mini Grants of $500-$10,000
- Community Impact Grants of $10,001-$55,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation 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.

The Foundation will only consider requests from organizations located within Palm Beach and Martin Counties or that directly benefit residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

The Foundation 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

Pre-Application Information:

- Dec 9, 2019 Letter of Interest (LOI) opens
- Jan 10, 2020 Letter of Interest (LOI) due at 5pm
- Feb 10, 2020 Full Proposals invited
- Feb 28, 2020 Full Proposals due at 5pm
- Mar-Apr 2020 Site Visits every Tues, Wed, and Thurs
- May 2020 Grants awarded
- May-June 2020 Measurement calls w/ Program Officers
- July 1, 2020 Grant period begins

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any further questions, please contact the Community Impact staff:
January Reissman
VP for Community Impact

Daryl Houston
Senior Community Impact Officer

Eric Aquino
Community Impact Coordinator

Alexandra Boyle
Community Impact Assistant

Center for Philanthropy
700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Mailing Address
700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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