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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

Gifts of Appreciated Stock - Will You Seize the Moment?

Right now is a unique opportunity for you or your clients' giving.  Why? The stock market is posting record gains and federal tax policies remain unchanged.  This is the perfect time to consider making charitable gifts. Policy makers in Washington D.C. are considering introducing changes to

For Advisors: Why Your Clients are Asking About Philanthropy Tools

According to the most recent U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy conducted in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School Philanthropy, 98% of high-net worth clients are giving to favorite charities each year. And they want help from their attorneys, accountants, and

For Advisors: Doing Good and Feeling Great - Keeping Up with the Clients' Mindset

If you have any doubt that your clients are walking in your door with social impact on their minds, just take a look around! Doing good is everywhere! It's critical that you're aware of this trend so you can maximize social impact as an emotional hook to build client loyalty and next generation

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

For Advisors: Why the Next Generation and Philanthropy Go Together

As an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, you are no doubt very skilled at getting inside your clients' heads. Understanding your clients' goals and motivations is critical to creating financial, estate, and charitable giving plans. But have you ever wondered what's going on inside the

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.

For Advisors: Counseling Clients Who Sit on Nonprofit Boards

One of the most important questions you can ask a client is whether the client serves on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations. Not only will the answers give you insights into the client's community and philanthropy priorities, but you'll also have an opportunity to discuss fiduciary

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