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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.

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

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