Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards More than Half a Million to Ten Nonprofits


Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards More than Half a Million to Ten Nonprofits

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 20, 2017) – On Thursday, April 6, more than 500 women of Impact 100  Palm Beach County voted to award grants of $100,000 to Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Kidsafe Foundation, Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Parent Child Center and Miracle League of Palm Beach County. Finalists Palm Beach Dramaworks, South Technical Education Center, Institute for Regional Conservation, Urban League of Palm Beach County and Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation each received $12,400.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation. Modeled after the national “Impact 100” groups, the goal of Impact 100 is collective giving – bringing charitable women together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 champions the “power of giving as one”. Each member of the fund casts a vote to award high-impact grants to a nonprofit in the areas of arts and culture,
education, environment, family and health and wellness in the southern Palm Beach County area (Lake Worth Road to the Broward County line).  In total, Impact 100 has awarded more than $2.2 million to 38 organizations since its inception.

Each grant finalist presented to the women of Impact 100 at its award ceremony. Each $100,000 grant winner was selected by majority vote. The event was held at Lynn University’s Wold Theatre on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

“The Impact 100 model is all about efficient and effective philanthropy. Our members get to hear directly from the nonprofit organizations that would benefit from these grants, and we make our decision as one collective unit. Each and every $100,000 grant winner and finalist is a fine organization doing great things in our community, and we are thrilled we can support each and every one!” said Karen Sweetapple, co-president of Impact 100 Palm Beach County.

“The Impact 100 group is a fantastic model that has already inspired two other similar groups right in Palm Beach County. We are honored to host Impact’s donor advised fund as they continue to grow by leaps and bounds each year,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

As one of the largest community foundations in Florida, the Foundation manages an endowment of $154 million, and has been serving the region for over 40 years. Together with its donors, the Foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and leads community efforts to improve the lives and opportunities of residents – both now and in the future.

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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $129 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-year history. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor and ensures the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community - forever. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, please visit or call (561) 659-6800.

ABOUT IMPACT 100 PALM BEACH COUNTY: Impact 100 is a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, which provides critical guidance and oversight throughout the grantmaking process. Our partnership with Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is key to achieving our objectives. Established in 1972, the Community Foundation builds charitable endowment to benefit the community forever. The Foundation assists Impact with the entire grantmaking process, from proposals to vetting to scoring and more. The Foundation offers greater community access (for increased membership and an outreach platform to future grantees) to even greater credibility, as Community Foundation staff scrutinizes the operations of hundreds of local nonprofit organizations each year, and has a large reservoir of knowledge regarding virtually all aspects of the local nonprofit sector. Through its critical partnership with the Foundation, Impact continues to strengthen the community with high-impact grants that will make a difference forever. For more information, please visit