Community Foundation Awards Half a Million in ‘GO Grants’ to Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties awarded more than half a million dollars to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through its new GO Grants program.

GO Grants are general operating grants – monetary assistance to nonprofits for both program and general support to allow organizations to fund their operations.

The Community Foundation awarded a total of $544,578 to the following organizations from funds like the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund and Hans and Mary Stratmann Fund.

  • Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches (Lake Worth)- the largest service provider for homeless families in Palm Beach County -- providing access to services for more than 2,000 families with children per year.
  • Best Foot Forward (Boca Raton) –empowering foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing essential academic support and guidance.
  • Education Foundation of Martin County (Stuart) - enriching and enhancing educational opportunities for all students and teachers in the Martin County School District.
  • Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County (Riviera Beach) - partnering with families in need to build affordable homes together.
  • HomeSafe (Lake Worth) - protecting Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s victims of child abuse and domestic violence.
  • House of Hope (Stuart) - providing food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, information & referral, and life-changing case management services to Martin County residents in need.
  • Housing Partnerships /Community Partners (Riviera Beach)  – helping provide affordable housing and community living for low to moderate income families as well as those with special needs.
  • The Lord’s Place (West Palm Beach) – providing solutions to break the cycle of homelessness in Palm Beach County.
  • The Milagro Center (Delray Beach) - providing afterschool, summer camp, and ARTreach programs, to disadvantaged and academically-at risk children and teens in grades K-12.
  • Northwest Community Consortium (West Palm Beach) – initiating programs to help families in the northwest community of West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Spady Cultural Heritage Museum (Delray Beach) - dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history and heritage of Palm Beach County.

“The Foundation is excited to award GO Grants this year to these respectable nonprofits. We believe GO Grants can help these organizations focus their attention and limited resources where they are most needed – actually providing critical services in our community,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO of the Community Foundation.

“We often hear how much easier it is to secure funding for direct program activities, but nearly impossible to get grant support for the overall operations of the agency,” said Hurlburt. “GO Grants give these nonprofits a chance to spend less time writing grants and more time providing needed services.”

Founded in 1972, the Foundation manages an endowment of $160 million and has been serving the region for 45 years. Together with its donors, the Foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and makes continual effort to improve the lives and opportunities of its residents – both now and in the future.

For more information on the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, please call 561-659-6800 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

 

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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. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $139 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grantmaker 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.


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