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Community Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Scholarships to 125 Deserving Students

This year, 125 deserving students are fulfilling their educational dreams thanks to the donors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These students are the recipients of 1,224,097 in scholarships awarded by the organization. The Community Foundation has more than 100

Shopping, Giving, and Making a Difference

In 2016 alone, Americans gave a record 373.25 billion to charities, up 4% from the year before. Have you ever wondered how much of that giving happens at the cash register? The answer is almost 400 million, and that number is on the rise. Here are three things you need to know about making a

Donor Advised Funds and Your Personality Type

For Professional Advisors Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes. Your "social impact personality type" is especially important as you gear up to structure your or your client's donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation.  A donor-advised fund is a

Evaluating the DIY Charity Option

Has starting your own nonprofit ever crossed your mind?  If the answer is "yes," you are not alone. Today's social impact culture mindset means more and more people are evaluating the options for making a difference in the community. Thousands of new charities are started each year by people

You Rock: How Your Community Foundation Gives You Star Power

For Professional Advisors   You know the drill. A client mentions a specific charity in the community and asks you whether that charity is reputable and effective. That's a tough question to answer! You're not in a position to know the ins and outs of how charities in the community are being

Clients and Goals: Why Staying Asset Savvy Matters

For Professional Advisors You're advising your clients about their retirement goals, their goals for supporting their children and grandchildren, and their goals for the legacy they intend to leave to the community causes they care most about. In all of the planning work you're doing for

Community Foundation Hosts the 2017 Founder’s Award Luncheon

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties hosted the fourth annual Founder’s Award Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. President Brad Hurlburt gave a synopsis of the Community Foundation’s newly developed strategic plan. Some of the

For Advisors: Why the Donor Advised Fund is a Vehicle You Need to Know

Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing philanthropic planning vehicle in today’s wealth management marketplace. Donor-advised funds have risen dramatically in popularity over the last several years. Total assets held in these vehicles grew nearly 12 percent in 2015 to reach 78 billion by the

Community Foundation Hosts Last Party of the Season with Founder’s Award

Don’t miss the last party of the season – the Founder’s Award Luncheon - hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The celebration of philanthropy will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The highlight will be a

A Boost for Tomorrow's Philanthropists

What’s hot when it comes to gifts for the graduate? You guessed it. Once again, the ever-popular, flexible, and tax-effective donor-advised fund carries the day. More and more parents and grandparents across the country are giving a graduating child or grandchild a donor-advised fund,