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Grants to Florida Nonprofits for Programs in the Areas of Education,
Community Improvement, and Youth Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:

12/10/20

LOI Date:

01/06/21

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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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 requesting larger grants are required to submit a Letter of Intent prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the areas of education, 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

Priority areas:

  • Community Revitalization: Support to those who are enhancing communities by making them safe, vibrant, clean, and green. This includes programs or projects that are improving communities physically, socially, or economically. 
  • Post-Secondary and Career Pathways: Supplemental support outside the normal school day, additional support for first-generation students entering college, vocational programs, and adult workforce development programs leading to education beyond a high school diploma.
  • Positive Youth Development: Support for an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth with their communities. The Foundation wants to recognize and build upon a youth's strengths, foster positive relationships, and build their leadership potential. 

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-proposal Conference:

2020 Grant Seeker Workshop, Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

This workshop is for prospective grant applicants to learn about our 2020-2021 grant cycle, eligibility, and application process.

RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/203067803996161

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- 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, the Foundation is requesting that nonprofits with summer programs fill out all the necessary information from the LOI and the Full Proposal at once, and the Foundation 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

- Application process: https://youtu.be/Yi6ryMifOnI
- Impact Areas: https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/Impact/Impact-Overview
- Funding areas: https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/Impact/What-We-Fund
- FAQs: https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/Our-Grantmaking/Grantmaking-Overview/Frequently-Asked-Questions

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfpbmc

If you have any further questions, please contact the Community Impact staff:
January Reissman
VP for Community Impact
561.340.4511
jreissman@cfpbmc.org

Daryl Houston
Senior Community Impact Officer
561.340.4509
dhouston@cfpbmc.org

Eric Aquino
Community Impact Coordinator
561.340.4504
eaquino@cfpbmc.org

Alexandra Boyle
Community Impact Assistant
561.340.4513
aboyle@cfpbmc.org

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

561-659-6800

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