For Advisors: Talk with Clients Now About Charitable Plans and Avoid Year End Stress

Many clients traditionally make many of their donations to charities at the end of each year, or rush to set up donor advised funds or other charitable vehicles in December. This creates unnecessary pressure upon the donors, the charities that receive the donations, and especially the financial,

Having a Plan For Giving is Always a Good Idea

A generous couple came to me recently with a stack of direct mail solicitations from local and national charities. The stack was high – it contained colorful appeals from every type of worthy cause- education, animals, the arts, hospitals, veterans groups, environmental, faith-based organizations

Charitable Gifts of Appreciated Stock – Will You Seize the Moment?

Right now is a unique opportunity for your charitable giving.  Why? The major stock market indexes are trading at record levels and federal tax policies remain unchanged. This is the perfect time to consider making end-of-year charitable gifts. Policy makers in Washington D.C. are

Community Foundation Grants Record $9.98 Million to Charities in Fiscal Year

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties celebrated another year of monumental charitable giving. Collectively, community impact funds of the Community Foundation granted nearly 1.6 million to nonprofit organizations in 2017. In addition, the Community Foundation

Community Foundation Activates Hurricane Assistance Fund

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has activated its Hurricane Assistance Fund to help find solutions to the challenges Hurricane Irma brought for our nonprofit organizations. The Hurricane Assistance Fund will support longer term recovery and rebuilding efforts in south

Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grant Cycle Opens in September

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is excited to announce the opening of its 2018 grants cycle. The Letter of Intent will be available starting on September 11, 2017 and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on October 27, 2017.  Interested nonprofits can access the Letter of Intent through Gifts Online via

Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair and Two New Board Members

Sherry Barrat is the new chair of the board of directors for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties (CFPBMC). Julie Fisher Cummings and Timothy Burke are new board members. The Foundation’s board approved these appointments at its summer meeting, effective July 1, 2017.

Community Foundation Wins Communication Awards at PRSA Palm Awards Luncheon

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is the recipient of two Palm Awards and two Awards of Quality for excellence in public relations from the 2017 PRSA Palm Awards Luncheon. Each year, this program recognizes public, private and nonprofit organizations across the county for

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