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Grants to Florida Nonprofits for Projects with Significant Benefit to Local Residents in Eligible Regions

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida: southern Palm Beach County area

Important Dates
LOI Date: 11/01/23
Deadline: 01/11/24 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations to benefit the local community in eligible regions. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs with significant impact in the focus areas of arts, culture and historic preservation, education, environment and animal welfare, family, and health and wellness. Eligible projects and activities must be implemented in and serve residents in the southern Palm Beach County area.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County funds visionary projects that change the way a community and/or organization operates. The funding source seeks to fund projects that are truly transformational, address unmet needs through an innovative approach, greatly impact the beneficiaries, and are sustainable for years to come. 

Focus Areas: 

  • Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation: High-impact projects or initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, or enhance culture, the arts, or historic preservation in southern Palm Beach County.
  • Education: High-impact projects or initiatives that fourth education or improve access to education for children and/or adults in southern Palm Beach County.
  • Environment and Animal Welfare: High-impact projects or initiatives that restore, preserve, revitalize, or enhance animal welfare or the natural resources of southern Palm Beach County, including those that encourage research, public awareness, education, or conservation.
  • Family: High-impact projects or initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in southern Palm Beach County.
  • Health and Wellness: High-impact projects or initiatives that improve the physical and/or mental health and wellness of people living in southern Palm Beach County.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The project must have a high impact, transformative effect on the organization and/or the community it serves.
  • The project may be new, an expansion of an existing program, or a collaborative effort of two or more nonprofit organizations, which fosters change that is long-term, positive, and sustainable.
  • Collaborative letters of support are required for any other organizations, governmental agencies, or schools participating in the proposed project. Collaborative letters of support must demonstrate their agreement to participate in the project, in specific ways, with specific data, and/or services.
  • The project must be well-defined and well-structured to impact many beneficiaries or fewer with great focus.
  • Organizations must produce specific outcomes and measurable results. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for an Impact 100 PBC grant, an applicant must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and designated as such for the three-year period prior to November 1, 2023 (the current year’s LOI submission deadline).

Additional Geographic Information:

The proposed project or program must be implemented in and serve the residents of southern Palm Beach County within the boundaries of Lake Worth Road south to the Broward County line, and from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Palm Beach County line.

Map of geographical boundaries:

Impact 100 Palm Beach County does not accept grant applications to support:
- More than one project or initiative
- Activities outside the five focus areas
- Projects less than $100,000
- Projects that take place outside of the geographic area
- General operating support or overhead unrelated to the project
- Debt reduction or operational deficits
- Loans
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Fundraising campaigns or events
- Endowments or memorials
- Partisan or political activities
- Sectarian religious projects promoting religion
- Legal expenses
- Travel expenses unrelated to the project
- Grants to individuals (scholarships) or private foundations
- Funding to pay for the strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing efforts for a Capital Campaign

For more information about restrictions and exclusions, see

Pre-Proposal Conference
Impact 100 Palm Beach County holds a Nonprofit Grant Workshop in the late summer. The funding source strongly urges applicants to attend the Nonprofit Workshop to learn about the grant application process and guidelines. This year’s workshop will be held August 30, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Downtown Boca Raton Library, 400 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432. Attendance is highly recommended, and registration is required.


Pre-Application Information
The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission deadline is November 1, 2023, at or before 5:00 p.m.

2023 – 2024 Grant Calendar:
- August 30 Nonprofit Grant Workshop 9:30 – 11:30 am Downtown Boca Library
- September 6 Letter of Intent (LOI) Available
- November 1 (5 pm, EST) LOI Submission Deadline
- December 14 Semi-Finalist Announcement (TBD)
- December 15 Full Proposal (RFP) Available for NFP; RFP invitation or LOI declined (email)
- January 11 (5 pm, EST) Full Proposal (RFP) Submission Deadline
- Mid-January – Mid-February Schedule site visits
- April 5 Finalist Announcement (TBD)
- Mid-April Finalist Award Practice (TBD)
- April 30 Annual Meeting and Grand Awards
- Boca West Country Club Luncheon
- Mid-May Signing of Contracts (TBD)

$100,000 grant recipients are not eligible to reapply for at least 36 months from the date the grant is awarded.

Number of Grants
The number of grants available each year is determined by the number of Impact 100 PBC members that join each year. In any given grant year, if Impact 100 PBC reaches 500 or more members, a $100,000 grant is awarded in each of the five focus areas. In years where the membership exceeds 500 members in increments of 100, additional $100,000 grants are funded.

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Term of Contract
Applicants must use the full grant within 24 months of the award date.

Contact Information
Submit the LOI and application online:

Impact 100
261 NW 13th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-336-4623

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