Based on the belief that community is more than geographic locale – it is an idea that exists in the minds of people sharing common hopes and concerns – the Foundation’s grantmaking programs share, by design, common values. Our overriding goal is to develop a shared vision of building a sense of community.
The first step for any interested nonprofit is to complete a Philanthropy Online profile. The information in your profile is kept in our Charitable Catalog, which can be accessed by our donors and the general public. We encourage you to keep this information updated as your needs change.
The Community Foundation's grantmaking opportunities vary from year to year. Resources are limited and organizations are encouraged to seek only the dollars necessary.
Grants available from our Community Impact Funds, established by visionary philanthropists, are awarded through an open and competitive application process. This year, the Community Foundation will be accepting proposals in Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, Arts and Culture and the Environment. Here are the 2016 Grantmaking Guidelines.
Often philanthropists are passionate about a specific cause or group of people rather than a specific nonprofit. With these donors, we establish Field of Interest Funds. These funds support education, the arts, housing, feeding programs and more.
Each area of interest has specific goals. We accept proposals to this program by periodic invitation only. Invitation decisions are based on the information submitted in your organization profile in Philanthropy Online.
Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a charitable women’s organization celebrating "The Power of Women Giving as One." Their grantmaking goal is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community. Impact 100 is operated as a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, and we assist with their annual grant process. Visit Impact 100 Palm Beach County to learn more.
Impact The Palm Beaches is a dynamic leader of women’s philanthropy: bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through strategic high-impact grant making, Impact engages, develops and inspires women to create change in our community. Visit their website at Impact the Palm Beaches to learn more.
Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County seeks to advance high impact giving and action in the South Palm Beach County area by bringing men together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 Men champions the "power of giving as one" and makes it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the community. Click here for more information.