There are more than 700 community foundations in the United States. Each is created by caring people who share one goal: to strengthen their community through philanthropy. Since 1972, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has done just that here in our region.
As a community foundation, we focus on four key goals:
Today we are one of the largest community foundations in Florida, helping our donors transform their passions into powerful giving. We are the trusted steward of more than 280 individual funds ranging in value from $10,000 to $20 million, established by area families, private foundations, corporations and area philanthropists. We carefully invest these funds and the income is used to make grants that strengthen our community.
Together with our donors, we have awarded more than $94 million in grants to thousands of nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. We have worked to address issues of great concern in our communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing and the conservation and protection of water resources. Most importantly, our ability to solve problems, develop partnerships and provide community leadership has helped build long-term positive change in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Our funds give our donors the power of a private foundation without the administrative burdens. They appreciate the access to expert advice and professional services of our staff and financial management capacity of an institution managing $140 million in total assets. They have the confidence that they are receiving maximum impact for every dollar granted.
Community foundations operate in perpetuity, so the generous gifts made to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will continue to grow and provide resources for our community, forever.
Danielle Blangy CameronV.P.for Personal and Family Philanthropy
"My decision to make a donation to the Community Foundation came down to trust. I knew that my dollars would be used to serve the community under the able stewardship of foundation staff."
CPA, Boca Raton